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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 340

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3970 YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, movement No. 875166, case No. Ref. 3970E. Made in 1988, sold on June 15, 1988. Very fine water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar, moon phases, leap year indication, 24-hour indication and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe fitted box and Extract from the Archives.

Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, concave bezel, fluted lugs, transparent screw down case back, sapphire crystals. Silver with applied yellow gold baton indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds and the 30-minute register, the days of the month, the 24 hours and the leap year, aperture for the days of the week and the months in English and the moon phases. Yellow gold feuille hands. Cal. CH 27-70 Q, stamped with the Seal of Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, free-sprung Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 8 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed.

USD 60,000 - 80,000

HKD 465,000 - 620,000 / CHF 57,000 - 76,000

Sold: USD 81,250

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.