Patek Philippe. A fine 18K rose gold manual wind perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phase Ref: 3970, Sold 26th July 1991

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Patek Philippe. A fine 18K rose gold manual wind perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phase
Ref: 3970, Sold 26th July 1991

£ 40,000 - 60,000
US$ 50,000 - 75,000
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K rose gold manual wind perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phase
Reference: 3970
Date: Sold 26th July 1991
Movement: 24-jewel Cal.27-70 manual wind, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 8 positions, freesprung Gyromax balance, Seal of Geneva, No.875.893
Dial: Silvered, faceted 18K rose gold baton hour markers, outer 1/5th second divisions with Arabic 5 minute markers, subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for constant seconds with 24 hour indication, 30 minute recording with leap year indication, date with moon phase indication, apertures for day and month at 12, gold leaf hands, blued steel centre chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished round, screw down exhibition back, round chronograph pushers, quick set buttons at 6, 10 and 12, down-turned lugs
Buckle/Clasp: Signed 18K rose gold buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 36mm
Accompaniments: Patek Philippe box, quick set tool, Certificate of Origin, Instruction manual

Footnotes

  • Reference 3970 was introduced to the market in 1986, and produced through to 2004 when it was replaced by the 5970. Produced in much larger quantities than its predecessors references 2499 and 1518, it nevertheless has enjoyed immense popularity amongst collectors for both the overall design of the watch and for using the movement caliber CH 27-70 Q. Produced in all four metals, the reference 3970 was also the first time a perpetual calendar chronograph was cased in white gold.
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Patek Philippe. A fine 18K rose gold manual wind perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phase Ref: 3970, Sold 26th July 1991
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K rose gold manual wind perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phase Ref: 3970, Sold 26th July 1991
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K rose gold manual wind perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phase Ref: 3970, Sold 26th July 1991
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