Patek Philippe. A fine 18K rose gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phase Ref: 5970R, Circa 2007

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Patek Philippe. A fine 18K rose gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phase
Ref: 5970R, Circa 2007

Sold for £ 100,062 (US$ 133,485) inc. premium
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K rose gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phase
Reference: 5970R
Date: Circa 2007
Movement: 24-jewel Cal.CH27-70/155 manual wind, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 8 positions, freesprung Gyromax balance, Seal of Geneva, No.3048053
Dial: Silvered, applied polished baton hour markers, black outer minute track with Arabic five minute markers, further black outer tachymetre scale, subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for date, constant seconds, 30-minute recording, second time zone, leap year indication, aperture for moon phase, day/month aperture at 12, polished leaf hands with centre chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished round, screw down exhibition back, quick set buttons in the band at 6, 10 and 12, diamond set at 6, crown flanked by twin buttons
Strap/Bracelet: Fitted black Patek Philippe crocodile leather
Buckle/Clasp: Signed 18K rose gold folding clasp
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 40mm
Accompaniments: Patek Philippe box, outer card, spare case back, setting tool, original purchase receipt, brochures

Footnotes

  • The 5970 is popularly considered to be one of the most successful models in Pateks perpetual calendar chronograph journey. Fitted with the last lemania based movement before switching to in-house, the 5970 represents that balance between heritage and modernity making it very wearable for such a complicated timepiece.

    Hailing from one of the most illustrious lineages in modern watchmaking, the 5970 claims the 1518, 2499, 3970, 5004 and 5020 as its forebears. Compared with its predecessors, the 5970 provides the opportunity to appreciate the model for what it is with no major design amendments during its short 7 year production period. The dial and case, with limited special exceptions, came in just one configuration, something that collectors looking in search of their holy grail can find refreshing.

    The 5970 was also Thierry Sterns opportunity to prove himself a real creator with this his first contribution to the perpetual calendar chronograph dynasty. Without doubt he succeeded in creating a masterpiece and the influence of earlier examples can be recognised in the models success – be it the rectangular pushers of the 1518, the lessons learned with the 3970 tachymetre or the stylish lug inspiration from the Patek Philippe back catalogue. The popularity of this model warranted a much longer production period if the stars had not aligned leading to the cut-off by the Swatch group over access to their ebauches. This limitation was the catalyst for Patek to finally go full measure with their in-house calibre CH 29‑535 PS Q thus leaving behind any reliance on other manufacturers for any of their movements.
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Patek Philippe. A fine 18K rose gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phase Ref: 5970R, Circa 2007
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