Patek Philippe. A rare gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with snap-on backRef.3970, 1986
Lot 110
Patek Philippe. A rare gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with snap-on backRef.3970, 1986
Sold for CHF 81,384 (US$ 82,697) inc. premium

Auction 11293: Fine Watches
17 May 2004 18:00 CEST

Geneva
Lot Details
Patek Philippe. A rare gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with snap-on back

Footnotes

  • Successor to the reference 2499, Patek Philippe entered a new era of perpetual calendar chronographs with its new reference 3970. Introduced in 1986, the first series of this reference, produced during two years only, featured a snap-on back. After 1988, this timepiece was offered with a screw-down back that would either be full or transparent. According to our preliminary research, it seems that only 3 other such watches have ever been offered at auction and that most probably less than a hundred pieces were ever produced.

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