Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

111 Patek Philippe Very Attractive and Sought After, Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch in Gold, Reference 3970, With Box, Papers, Solid Gold Case Back and Setting Pin

Estimate: € 65,000 –⁠ 130,000

Sold € 104,000

Lot Description

Model: Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Reference: 3970EJ
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2002
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 27-70 Q
Case N°: 4 177 066
Movement N°: 3046591
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Papers, Booklets, Solid Case Back and Setting Pin

Constantly in production until the present day, this dynasty of chronograph with perpetual calendar and moon phases was born in 1941 with the legendary 1518 replaced only a few years later by the equally iconic 2499 (in 1950). The 3970 and 3971 were introduced in 1986, and distinguished them from the previous model by the Lemania movement instead of Valjoux and the size that fell to 36 mm in diameter. When Patek Philippe first launched this new series of watches, the ref. 3970 was the model bearing a metallic back, while the ref. 3971 was equipped with a sapphire back. The yellow-gold case of the lot offered here is exceptional, equipped with a very elegant argentè dial with applied baton numbers and completed by two windows for day and month are positioned slightly above the signature while the date surrounds the sundial with the fascinating moon phases display. An icon and a piece of history is offered here for true lovers and enthusiasts and, moreover, embellished with box, papers, solid case back and setting pin.