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Patek Philippe

Reference 5970 | A platinum perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with day, date, moon phases, 24 hours and leap year indication, Circa 2009 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5970 | 鉑金萬年曆計時腕錶,備日期、星期、月相、24小時及閏年顯示,約2009年製

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Reference 5970 | A platinum perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with day, date, moon phases, 24 hours and leap year indication, Circa 2009 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5970 | 鉑金萬年曆計時腕錶,備日期、星期、月相、24小時及閏年顯示,約2009年製

Reference 5970 | A platinum perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with day, date, moon phases, 24 hours and leap year indication, Circa 2009 | 百達翡麗 | 型號5970 | 鉑金萬年曆計時腕錶,備日期、星期、月相、24小時及閏年顯示,約2009年製

Patek Philippe

Reference 5970

A platinum perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with day, date, moon phases, 24 hours and leap year indication, Circa 2009

百達翡麗

型號5970

鉑金萬年曆計時腕錶,備日期、星期、月相、24小時及閏年顯示,約2009年製


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 27-70 Q mechanical, 24 jewels

Movement number: 3'931'078

Case: platinum, screw down sapphire crystal display back

Case number: 4'476'893

Closure: brown Patek Philippe alligator strap and platinum folding clasp 

Size: 40 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe setting pin, instruction manual and presentation box

附帶調校筆、説明書及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloging. All functions are working properly. The bezel and band with light surface wear throughout and minor surface scratches at places, particularly toward the bezel at 6 o'clock and upper right lug. The case back with light signs of wear toward the edges and at the feet of the lugs. The watch with very strong hallmarks. The folding clasp with light surface scratches to the Calatrava cross.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense.


Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

The enchanting perpetual calendar chronographs from Patek Philippe has always been highly appreciated by watch collectors of grand complications. Initialized by the reference 1518 in the early 1940s, the legacy of perpetual calendar chronographs live on with its harmonic dial layout and traditional case design.


Launched in 2004, the reference 5970 is a modern classic and was in fact, the very first watch designed by the current Patek Philippe president Thierry Stern, who envisioned a watch that bridges between the generation of his father, Philippe Stern and the current generation. The present example in platinum is definitely an exemplifier of the collection. To the best of our knowledge, the 5970 was only produced in platinum for two years from 2009 to 2010, and not more than 500 pieces were made, making it the rarest variation out of the four different rare metals. With a black dial, contrasting tachymeter and leaf shaped hands, the present example exhibits a phenomenal presence on the wrist.