Important Watches & Jewelry

New York, Dec 08, 2016

LOT 273

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3970 PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WITH CHAMPAGNE GOLD DIAL RETAILED BY BEYER YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 3970E, retailed by Beyer Chronometrie. Made in 1997, sold July 14th. 1998. Very fine and rare, astronomic, water resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar and moon phase with a Patek Philippe yellow gold deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted box, Certificate of Origin, solid 18K gold case back, setting pin and booklets.

USD 55,000 - 75,000

HKD 425,000 - 582,000 / CHF 54,000 - 73,000

Sold: USD 113,750

Three-body, solid, polished, screwed-down transparent case back, concave bezel, curved and fluted lugs, sapphire crystals. Champagne 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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Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Property of an East Coast Gentleman The rich champagne-gold dial shown on this current lot is highly unusual and is a very rare dial color for this reference. According to our research, only 3 other examples with this dial color for a REF. 3970 have appeared at auction previously.