PATEK PHILIPPE | REFERENCE 3971 A YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOURS, LEAP YEAR INDICATION, TWO TONE DIAL AND SNAP ON SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL CASE BACK, MADE IN 1987
900,000 - 1,500,000 HKD
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- REFERENCE 3971 A YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES, 24 HOURS, LEAP YEAR INDICATION, TWO TONE DIAL AND SNAP ON SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL CASE BACK, MADE IN 1987
Dial: satin-finished silvered dialCalibre: cal. CH27-70 Q mechanical, 24 jewelsMovement number: 875'022Case: 18k yellow gold, snap on sapphire crystal display backCase number: 2'824'152Closure: black Patek Philippe alligator strap and 18k yellow gold Henri Stern buckle Size: 36 mm diameterSigned: case, dial and movementAccessories: Patek Philippe setting pin, instruction manual, presentation box and copy of the Certificate of Origin. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with satin-finished silvered dial and yellow gold indexes in 1987 and its subsequent sale on 29 April 1987
Belonging to what is widely recognised as the most prestigious lineage of watches in the Manufacture's repertoire, the present lot represents a development in the 3rd iteration of Patek Philippe's Perpetual Calendar Chronographs. The reference 3970 and 3971 (this lot) were released in 1986 succeeding the now legendary reference 2499. The 3971 with its snap-on back was only produced from 1986 to 1989 and less frequently return to market, making them more coveted by collectors. This lot belongs to the first series of watches made between their launch and 1988 in which only 100 pieces were produced. The present watch has been kept in the same family since new and it is thought to be one of less than 10 pieces known to the market.