Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 07, 2011

LOT 440

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3970EP, BLACK BATON DIAL Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 3970EP. Made in 1998. Very fine and important, water-resistant platinum wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar, moon phases and a platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp. Accompanied by an original fitted box, the Certificate of Origin, setting pin, and the additional solid platinum case back.

USD 100,000 - 120,000

CHF 90,000 - 100,000 / EUR 70,000 - 85,000

Sold: USD 128,500

C. Three-body, solid, polished, concave bezel, fl uted lugs, transparent screwed-down case back, sapphire crystals. D. Black with applied baton numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 30-minute register, the days of the month, the 24 hours and leap year, apertures for the days of the week, the months and moon phases. White gold baton hands. M. Cal. CH 27-70/155, stamped with the Seal of Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 8 positions, shock absorber, selfcompensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 13 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original