Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN Geneva Saturday, May 12, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 5970G
    Movement No: 3'048'446
    Case No: 4'382'791
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. CH 27-70 Q, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 10 December 2006, additional case back, setting pin, leather wallet, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The perpetual calendar chronograph has become somewhat of a Patek Philippe signature model and a complication they have had in their catalogue continuously since 1941 and the launch of the reference 1518.

    The present reference 5970 is a worthy heir to Patek Phillipe’s iconic and highly coveted perpetual calendar chronographs preceding it, may it be the 1518, 2499 and the more modern 3970.

    Manufactured from 2004 to 2011, reference 5970 was Patek Philippe's very last perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch series to use a Lemania 2310 based movement. With the introduction of successor reference 5270, Patek Philippe used its own in-house movement.

    The generous 40mm. case and facetted lugs definitely set this model in the 21st century. Upon launch this model became an instant success and since its discontinuation, it has only increased in popularity and collectability.

    The present 5970 is superbly versatile, whilst complicated the white gold case and monochromatic silver dial give the watch a zen like serene appearance.

    Complete with fitted box, second caseback and original certificate the present 5970 is in excellent condition and worn with great care by its previous owner.

  • Artist Biography

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 5970G
A fine and rare white gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moonphases, additional case back, original certificate and fitted presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF80,000 - 130,000 

Sold for CHF137,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN

Geneva Auction 12-13 May 2018