Lot 2157
  • 2157

PATEK PHILIPPE | REFERENCE 3970E A YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOURS AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION, MADE IN 2000

Estimate
400,000 - 560,000 HKD
Sold
475,000 HKD
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Description

  • REFERENCE 3970E A YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOURS AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION, MADE IN 2000
Dial: opaline-white Calibre: cal. 27-70/155 mechanical, 24 jewels Movement number: 3'046'238 Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down sapphire crystal display back Case number: 4'125'963 Closure: brown Patek Philippe alligator strap and 18k yellow gold folding clasp  Size: 36 mm diameter Signed: case, dial and movementAccessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with opaline-white dial and "obus"-indexes in yellow gold in 2000 and its subsequent sale on 29 January 2001

Catalogue Note

Patek Philippe launched reference 3970 in 1986 and continued production for approximately twenty years. The reference was then divided into two when Patek Philippe wanted to fit a sapphire crystal to the watch. In the late 1980s, the 3971 was introduced and was made alongside the reference 3970. In the early 1990s, Patek Philippe decided to merge the two reference having a 3970E that was fitted with both solid case back and a second sapphire option. The present watch manufactured in 2000 is fitted with a screw down sapphire crystal display back and still retains its fluting to the lugs.

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