Patek Philippe - Perpetual London | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 5970J-001
    Movement No: 3'04*'***
    Case No: 4'45*'***
    Model Name: Grand Complication, Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
    Material: 18ct Yellow Gold
    Calibre: Manual Wind Patek 27-70Q Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
    Bracelet/Strap: Patek Alligator Strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18ct Yellow Gold Folding Clasp
    Accessories: Patek Philippe Box, Certificate of Origin, Additional case back, stylus & booklets

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    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. 5970J-001
Widely respected as one of Patek's most 'perfect' designs since the legendary ref. 2499, the 5970 has become harder and harder to source in superb condition. The elegant case size, sculpted lugs, perfectly balanced dial that marries complexity with legibility is very hard to beat. The proportions and balance simply cannot be improved and of the 4 metals produced, the yellow gold is the rarest with only around 450 examples being made. This example from 2008 comes complete with its original box, certificate, additional case back, stylus and booklets.