Patek Philippe Grand Complications 3970 Rose Gold - Full Set

perpetual calender - chronograph - mint condition

The Patek Philippe reference 3970 is considered the most important watch of Patek Philippe from 1990s. Many watch collectors are inspired by the great aesthetics and mechanical complexity of that wristwatch. The 3970 was made in white, yellow, rose gold and platinum. The reference 3970 is the youngtimer successor to the Patek Philippe references 2499 and 1518 - both holy grails of the watch industry.

The present watch is from 1996 and has a rose gold case. It is the fourth series of the reference 3970. The official name is 3970E. "E" stands for "etanche" (waterproof in French) and refers to the screw-down case back introduced with the second series of the 3970. The waterproofness of the case was improved compared to the first series which had a snap back.

The reference 3970 is a perpetual calendar and a chronograph in a single wristwatch. Furthermore, it has a moon phase display. The driving force is the in-house caliber CH 27-70 Q by Patek Philippe. "CH" stands for the chronograph complication and "Q" for the perpetual calendar (quantième perpétuel). It is an extremely reliable movement, which was used for all versions of the reference 3970.

The silver dial is very balanced and clear, although a large amount of information is displayed on it. The sub-dial at 3 o'clock combines the leap year indicator and the 30-minute counter of the chronograph. At 9 o'clock there is the sub-second and a 24-hour display (or day-night display). The moon phase and the date can be seen in the subdial at 6 o'clock. And finally, the day of the week and the month are displayed in two apertures at 12 o'clock. The dial surface has been kept absolutely perfect and clean.

A full set accompanies this Patek Philippe 3970 and includes:
- the certificate of origin,
- excerpt from Patek Philippe archive,
- an additional sapphire crystal caseback,
- setting pin,
- hang tag,
- leather guarantee holder,
- original booklets and brochures by Patek Philippe.

The watch comes with a leather crocodile strap and an original Patek Philippe rose gold clasp.

This Patek Philippe 3970 has all the makings of a collector's watch. And it provides every reason to become the future Holy Grail of Patek Philippe.

Movement number:

Int.Exe.: 5402310

Manufacturer: Patek Philippe

Model: Grand Complications

Reference: 3970

Functions: date - chronograph - day of the week - small second - month - screwed-on caseback

Intricacies: perpetual calendar - moon phase - minute counter

Material: Pink Gold

Dial: silver

Watch glass: sapphire glass

Delivery Contents: Papers - manual - booklet / leaflet - accessories - warranty certificate - Certificate Of Origin - setting pin

Bracelet: Crocodile leather

Type of clasp: deployant buckle

Diameter: 36mm

Caliber name: Patek Philippe CH 27-70 Q

Movement type: manual wound

Year of Manufacture: 1996

Overall condition: 9 - has rarely been worn - unpolished


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