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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 5970
    Movement No: 3'048'971
    Case No: 4'439'963
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, CH27-70, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 28 February 2008, setting pin, product literature, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This reference 5970 in pink gold is preserved in excellent overall condition. Introduced in 2004, the reference has long been discontinued and is currently replaced by the 5270. The 5970 was the last Patek Philippe chronograph to be fitted with the Lemania based plate and is still highly sought after by 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. 5970
A fine and rare pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with 24 hours, leap year indicator, moon phases, original certificate and fitted presentation box

Circa 2008
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$700,000 - 960,000 

Sold for HK$875,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am