CIRCA: 2003
CASE MATERIAL: 18k rose gold
DIAMETER: 36 mm.
DIAL: Opaline 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. CH27-70 Q, manual
FUNCTIONS: Time, chronograph, perpetual calendar, leap year indication, moon-phase
CLASP: 18k rose gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
WITH: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming the date of purchase as February 29, 2004 from Tokyo’s famed Mitsukoshi department store, product literature, original hang tag with price tag (in Japanese ¥), papers in Japanese, original presentation box, outer package and an Extract from the Archives confirming the year of manufacture as 2003.

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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