Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

Monaco Legend Group is pleased to present its 4th auction with Davide Parmegiani. 
Once again, we have refined our selection of rarities to satisfy all kinds of collectors and passionate, starting from vintage to the rarest modern and contemporary pieces that the market can offer.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 1 to 110
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 111 to 264

237 Patek Philippe Extremely Rare and Attractive Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch in Platinum, Reference 3970EP, With Box, Original Warranty, Solid Case Back and Setting Pin

Estimate: € 100,000 –⁠ 200,000

Sold € 123,500

Lot Description

Model: Perpetual Calendar
Reference: 3970EP
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2002
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 27-70 Q
Case N°: 4126008
Movement N°: 3046265
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Original Warranty, Pin and Additional Solid Case Back

The watches that mostly made Patek Philippe brand famous are certainly those belonging to the chronograph family with perpetual calendar and moon phases. Constantly in production until the present day, this dynasty was born in 1941 with the legendary 1518 replaced only a few years later by the equally iconic 2499 (in 1950). This model remained in production for about 35 years when Patek decided to renew the style of this special object giving rise to the reference 3970. Introduced in 1986 until around 2004 (when it was replaced by 5970 and later by 5270) what distinguished it from the previous model was the Lemania movement instead of Valjoux and the size that fell to 36 mm in diameter. The Patek Philippe 3970 here offered is entirely made of platinum with a bracelet also in platinum and an astonishing black diamond-set dial. Preserved in astonishing conditions with sharp hallmarks to the side of the lugs and provided with its original warranty, box and solid case back, the present specimen is definitely special and a must-have for every collector of complicated wristwatches.