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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2005
    Reference No: 5970R
    Movement No: 3'047'572
    Case No: 4'274'629
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27-70 Q, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 8 June, 2005, setting pin, additional case back, product literature, wallet, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A classic among collectors, reference 5970 is favored for its good looks and generous case proportions. Compared to its predecessor, reference 3970, reference 5970 has a much larger and heftier case size of 40 millimeters.

    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.

    While the reference has enjoyed variations such as different gem-set bezels and various dial designs, examples cased in pink gold are the true classics.

    Preserved in excellent condition, this particularly early example is offered with an additional caseback, setting pin, original certificate and box.

  • 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. 5970R
A rare and attractive pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moonphases, certificate of origin, additional caseback and presentation box

2005
40mm Diameter
Case, dial movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF90,000 - 140,000 
€83,400-130,000
$98,100-153,000

Sold for CHF157,500

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020