Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 20, 2016

LOT 258

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3970 YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 876103, Ref. 3970E. Made circa 1992. Very fine and rare, astronomic, water resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar and moon phases.

USD 50,000 - 70,000

HKD 390,000 - 545,000 / CHF 50,000 - 70,000

Sold: USD 62,500

Three-body, solid, polished, screwed-down transparent case back, concave bezel, curved and fluted lugs, sapphire crystals. Matte silver with applied yellow gold bâton and pyramid indexes, subsidiary guilloché dials for the seconds and the 24 hours, the 30-minute register and the leap year, graduation for the days of the month, outer 1/5th seconds scale, aperture for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. Yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 27- 70 Q, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses côtes decoration, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 8 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring.

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Grading System
Case: 3-9



Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.