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Patek Philippe

Ref. 3970/002 Yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph bracelet watch with moon phases, 24 hours and leap year indication Circa 1992

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Ref. 3970/002 Yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph bracelet watch with moon phases, 24 hours and leap year indication Circa 1992

Ref. 3970/002 Yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph bracelet watch with moon phases, 24 hours and leap year indication Circa 1992

Patek Philippe


Ref. 3970/002

Yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph bracelet watch with moon phases, 24-hours and leap year indication

Circa 1992


Dial: white

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

Movement number: 875'349

Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down case back

Case number: 2'855'593

Closure: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet and locking clasp

Dimensions: 36 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 210 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, instruction manual, numbered hang tag, setting pin, leather bifold and presentation case with outer packaging

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing. The calendar is advancing and the chronograph functioning.

CASE: is in fair condition. There is noticeable oxidation marks on the right band. The bracelet is in good condition.

DIAL: is in good condition.


Please note: Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Reference 3970 was created following the success of the exceptional and iconic reference 2499. This model included additional features including a leap year indicator to the subsidiary dial at 3 o'clock, and 24-hour indicator to the subsidiary dial at 9 o'clock. 


The model was available in yellow, white and pink gold, as well as platinum. The present lot is a reference 3970/2 featuring an integrated bracelet with clasp by Patek Philippe. Reference was produced from 1986 until approximately 2004. Only a few examples of yellow gold reference 3970/2 have been offered publicly.


Reference 3970 is illustrated in Huber, M. & Banbery, A., Patek Philippe Watches, Vol. 2, Second Edition, p. 305.