Rare Watches, Magnificent Jewels & Objets de Vertu 14 January 2019 | Monaco LOT 103
Patek Philippe Ref. 3970, perpetual calendar chronograph, white gold, with Patek extract of archives
Estimate € 55,000 – 70,000
Model: Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Material: White gold
Reference N°: 3970 E
Year: Circa 2003/2004
Case N°: 4197756
Caliber: CH 27702
Bracelet: Leather strap with white-gold buckle
Dimensions: 36.5 mm
Signed: Dial, case, movement and strap
Accessories: Patek Philippe extract of archive
The perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch, reference 3970, was released from 1986 to 2006. It was cased in platinum, white gold, pink gold and yellow gold. There are three series in which reference 3970 was produced: the first series featured a snap back case. The second series featured a solid case back, and was produced concurrently with reference 3971 with a snap sapphire case back. The third series, like this example, was accompanied with “E” for “étanche” or waterproof. 3970 Was the first reference to use a lemania 2310 based movement, not a Valjoux movement. The present watch is in good overall condition, with a crisp hallmark under the lugs and a Patek Philippe extract of archives newly issued.
Montre en or gris, « Chronographe Calendrier Perpetuel », réf. 3970. Accompagnée d’un extrait d’archive Patek Philippe du mois de novembre 2018. Très bel état.