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Patek Philippe 3970EP-021 Platinum, Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, "4th Series" Complete

Fixed price $159,900
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Year of production 2004
Original box
Original papers
Pre-owned (Very good)
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Listing code CGYRS0
Brand Patek Philippe
Model Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Reference number 3970EP-021
Movement Manual winding
Case material Platinum
Bracelet material Calf skin
Year of production 2004
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, New York, New York

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber CH 27-70 Q

Case

Case material Platinum
Case diameter 36mm mm
Bezel material Platinum
Dial Silver
Dial numerals No numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Calf skin
Bracelet color Blue
Clasp Double-fold clasp
Clasp material Platinum

Functions

Moon phase, Chronograph

Description

This Iconic Patek Philippe Ref 3970EP-021 Fourth Series Platinum Perpetual Chronograph Is Complete. Accompanied with its certificate of origin, second solid case back, setting pin, hang tag and presentation box. This 3970EP-021 is in excellent condition has very crisp and legible hallmarks. This late example is from 2004 the final year of production.

The 3970EP-021 perpetual chronograph manual wind watch, features a 36 mm case. This is a platinum example with silver dial, and platinum deployant buckle. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, month, moon phase, leap year indicator, 24 hour indicator and chronograph. includes a sapphire crystal, screw down winding crown, round chronograph push buttons, and a screw down sapphire crystal case back.

The 3970 was created following the success of the exceptional Ref. 2499. The design of the case of Ref. 3970, with its down-turned, fluted lugs, is clearly influenced by the form of the Ref. 2499. One main difference between the two models is the addition of the leap year indicator to the 3 o'clock subsidiary dial and 24-hour indicator to the 9 o'clock subsidiary dial. The Ref. 3970 is now considered a classic by collectors, following in the footsteps of its predecessors Ref. 1518, Ref. 2499. One can distinguish three series in the production of Ref. 3970. A series is defined by variations in case designs or features. Following on from the iconic reference 2499, the 3970 was produced from 1986 to 2004. Produced in 2000, this example belongs to the third series.

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 reference 3970 was replaced by reference 5970 in 2005.

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