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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 5970R-001
    Movement No: 3'047'999
    Case No: 4'296'862
    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 stamped Mersmann, Switzerland and dated 24th December, 2006, product literature, leather folio, additional solid case back, setting pin, fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 2004, the Patek Philippe reference 5970 was one of the shortest production runs from the Maison, lasting approximately 7 years from 2004 to 2011. This very reference was the last perpetual calendar chronograph model to use the Lemania 2310 based movement.

    Proud heir to Patek Philippe's prestigious perpetual calendar chronographs starting with reference 1518, 2499 and 3970, the reference 5970 was the first model developed and designed by Thierry Stern upon his taking the reins of the brand. The reference 5970 in pink gold, like the present example, along side the white gold version was the first variant introduced in 2004 and remained in production until 2009.

    The tachymeter scale perfectly encircles the day and month windows which themselves are perfectly clear and legible. The three subdials are also perfectly aligned and in symmetry with the outer dial as well as with the minutes, hours, and chronograph hands.

    Preserved in excellent overall condition with its full set of accessories, additional caseback and setting pin this is a rare opportunity to obtain one of Patek Philippe’s last classic perpetual calendar chronograph models in pink gold.

  • 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-001
A rare, elegant and attractive pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moonphases, 24-hour indication, leap year indication, certificate of origin, additional caseback, setting pin and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed

CHF90,000 - 180,000 

Sold for CHF190,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024