YEAR: 2004
DIAMETER: 36 mm.
STRAP MATERIAL: Patek Philippe black CROCODILE leather strap
DIAL: Opaline silvered dial with apertures for day and month, three subsidiary dials indicating AM/PM indicator combined with running seconds, 30 minutes register combined with leap year indicator, phases of the moon combined with date.
MOVEMENT: Cal. CH 27-70-Q, manual
FUNCTIONS: Time, perpetual calendar, leap year indication, chronograph
CLASP: Patek Philippe platinum deployant buckle
WITH: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming 2004 as the year of manufacture and 16 February 2004 as the date of sale, original mahogany wood box and outer packaging. It comes with an additonal caseback and corrector pin.

Ψ The endangered species straps shown here are for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, each watch will be supplied to the buyer with a black leather strap.

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The Patek Philippe Ref. 3970 was the successor to the Ref. 2499, arguably the greatest perpetual calendar wristwatch produced by any company. The Ref. 3970 remained in production until 2004 and is broken down into four series, each slightly different than the other. The present example is a fourth series reference and it is believed that about 2,000 pieces were made in this series.

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