Description

    Patek Philippe Very Fine & Important Platinum Ref. 3970EP Chronograph With Register, Perpetual Calendar, Moon Phases, 24 Hour Indication, Diamond Dial, circa 2002
    Case: No. 3045508, three body, transparent screw down case back plus additional solid back, concave bezel, fluted lugs, 36 mm, round push buttons, sapphire crystals
    Dial: black, set with one baguette and ten round diamonds, white gold baton hands, outer 1/5th seconds track with 5 second Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 30-minute register, the days of the month, the 24 hours and leap year indications, apertures for the days of the week, the months and moon phases
    Movement: No. 3045508, caliber 27-70/155, rhodium finish, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, fausses cotes 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
    Band: black cousu main with platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Signed: Patek Philippe Geneve, with unused additional solid platinum case back, adjusting tool, Certificate of Origin, all booklets, sleeve box, wooden presentation box and outer box

    Note: Patek Philippe introduced the reference 3970 in 1986 and it has it has assumed a status within the hierarchy of Patek Philippe's most classic and rarest perpetual calendar chronographs. The model was available in yellow, white and pink gold and platinum. The present example is from the third series with a highly desirable and rare black diamond set dial. In 2004, reference 3970 was replaced by reference 5970.






    Condition Report*:

    Type: Patek Philippe Very Fine & Important Platinum Ref. 3970EP Chronograph With Register, Perpetual Calendar, Moon Phases, 24 Hour Indication, Diamond Dial
    Model: 3970EP
    Dial: black, diamond markers
    Hands; white gold baton hands
    Metal: platinum case and clasp
    Case No: 2994045
    Case Info: screw down transparent back plus solid back
    Case Width: 36 mm
    Crystal: sapphires
    Watch Movement: No. 3045508, caliber 27-70/155, rhodium finish, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, fausses cotes 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
    Band: cousu main, platinum deployant clasp
    Circa: 2002
    Condition: all in fine and choice condition, movement very good and running, dial is superb, case is very fine and good, with unused additional solid platinum case back, adjusting tool, Certificate of Origin, all booklets, sleeve box, wooden presentation box and outer box


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