With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 25 September 2007, instructions for use of the movement calibre of the watch, Patek Philippe original veneered presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and rose gold indexes in 2007 and its subsequent sale on 10 September 2007.
The present watch is new, sealed inside its protective bag and inside its burgundy cardboard presentation back.
Reference 5970 was introduced to the market at the Basel Fair in April 2005 and replaced the celebrated reference 3970. The model immediately enjoyed great popularity amongst collectors and was available in white gold or pink gold only until 2007 when the production of these two versions ceased. Reference 5970 in yellow gold was in production only in 2008. Since 2008, the model has been available exclusively in platinum.
In 2011 at the Basel Fair it was replaced by the smaller reference 5270 which additionally has a day/night indication on the dial, as well as a separate leap year cycle and is equipped with in-house calibre CH 29-535 PS Q.
Reference 5970 is the last perpetual calendar chronograph of the company featuring the Geneva seal on the movement as Patek Philippe began stamping their movements with the Patek Philippe Seal from mid-2009 as a new quality benchmark for its mechanical timepieces. Despite having been manufactured in recent years, reference 5970 is already today considered a great classic and will not only provide enormous pleasure on its future owner's wrist, but will also be a pillar in any collection focusing on Patek Philippe's history of complicated wristwatches.