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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 342

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3971, SAPPHIRE SNAP-BACK CASE, YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 875171, case No. 2824161, Ref. 3971. Made in 1988, sold on June 23rd 1988. Very fine and rare, astronomic, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, perpetual calendar, moon phases and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract of the Archives.

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

USD 80,000 - 120,000

HKD 620,000 - 931,000 / CHF 76,000 - 113,000

Sold: USD 105,750

Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.