PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT ASIAN COLLECTOR
Perhaps the most famous line of watches in Patek Philippe’s repertoire is their Perpetual Calendar Chronographs. It can be safely said that they represent some of the most desired watches today. The 5970, the reference to which three of the following four lots belong, was released in 2004 and remained in production until 2010. The final lot, the bejeweled 5971 was released in 2007 and discontinued the same year as its subtler cousin.
It was, in many ways, the first attempt by the brand to contemporize the Perpetual Calendar Chronograph while preserving all of the aesthetic traits so greatly admired in the reference that preceded it. Increasing the case size by 2 mm gave the watch greater dominance on the wrist than the 3970 for example, while the dial is clearly and directly inspired by the vintage reference 2499. It was the last reference to house the Lemania based caliber used since the introduction of the 3970, and once discontinued was replaced with Patek’s first in-house perpetual chronograph movement. The dials were coloured depending on the metal used to forge the case and the lots beneath represent three superb examples in platinum, yellow and white gold and their associated dial variations.
「Perpetual Calendar Chronographs」是百達翡麗旗下手屈一指的腕錶系列，炙手可熱，令現今收藏家夢寐以求。以下四枚腕錶當中有三枚是5970型號，2004年推出，2010年停產。最後一枚5971型號鑲有寶石，比5970型號略顯奢華，2007年推出，同樣於2010年停產。
這是百達翡麗首次將「Perpetual Calendar Chronographs」系列塑造得更具當代氣息之餘，也保留前型號高貴優雅的設計。錶殼直徑增了加2毫米，比起3970型號在手腕上格外增添了存在感；而錶盤靈感則來自經典型號2499。自從3970型號誕生以來，這是最後一款搭載Lemania改造機芯的腕錶，後來的型號才改用品牌自家首創的萬年曆計時機芯。錶盤的顏色根據錶殼的金屬而決定，以下的拍品展示了鉑金、黃金和白金三款錶殼及對應錶盤，精美非凡。
Offered in almost like new condition and complete with all original accessories including Certificate of Origin, additional case back and setting pin, the present watch is a true classic that demonstrates Patek Philippe's innovative outlook and commitment to tradition.
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