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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2010
    Reference No: 5970P-001
    Movement No: 3'931'822
    Case No: 4'503'590
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. CH 27-70 Q, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated June 21st 2010, additional numbered case back, setting pin, slip case, instruction manual, product literature, leather portfolio, fitted box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    -Following the long and legendary legacy of serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatches including Patek Philippe reference 1518, 2499 and 3970, the reference 5970 was launched in 2004. With a new, sportier take on the classic aesthetics, the reference features a much larger case size measuring 40mm diameter, a significant increase from its predecessors. The combined larger face, rectangular chronograph pushers and beveled lugs all contribute to a wristwatch with a strong masculine appeal.

    -Introduced in yellow gold, pink gold, white gold and platinum, the present platinum iteration features an exquisitely finished black dial with white gold hands and indexes and printed white script giving the dial a perfect contrast as well as enhancing its legibility. There is a fine symmetry between each individual parts giving the dial a perfect balance.

    -The reference 5970 was Patek Philippe's very last perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch series to feature a Lemania base calibre 2310. It would be discontinued in 2011 with the introduction of its successor, the reference 5270, for which Patek Philippe used its own in-house movement.

    -Fresh-to-the-market, the present reference 5970P-001 is factory sealed hence presented in new condition. Stamped with the Patek Philippe seal and complete with the full set of accessories including the Certificate of Origin, a setting pin and an additional caseback, it is most definitely an example that would impress the most discerning Patek Philippe collectors.

  • 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. 5970P-001
An exceptionally rare and attractive brand new platinum perpetual chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, 24-hour indication, leap year indication, certificate of origin, additional caseback, setting pin and presentation box, factory single sealed

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF120,000 - 240,000 

Sold for CHF279,400

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Spring 2023

9 - 16 March 2023