Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 297

Ref. 3971 E, "Yellow Gold" Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 875450, case No. 2856541, Ref. 3971 E. Made in 1989, sold on December 4th, 1989. Very fine and rare, astronomic, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, perpetual calendar, moon phases and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box, a certificate and the Extract from the Archives.

CHF 110,000 - 130,000

EUR 70,000 - 80,000 / USD 90,000 - 105,000

Sold: CHF 146,750

C. Two-body, solid, polished, concave bezel, fluted lugs, srewed-down transparent case back, sapphire crystals. D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold baton indexes, outer minute/seconds and 1/5th seconds divisions, auxiliary dials for the seconds, the 24 hours, 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. M. 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 for heat, cold, isochronism and 8 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 13 mm. From ?The Collection?

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


For a note on References 3970 and 3971, see lot 226.