Patek Philippe Grand Complications 3970EJ

Just forget about the Nautilus, the Patek Philippe Grand Complications are the real deal.

Museum Piece
Patek PhilippePatek Philippe has always been a watch brand for the lucky few as they are the creator of the most exclusive timepieces in the world.

Introduction

Just forget about the Nautilus, the Patek Philippe Grand Complications are the real deal.And, there is one grand complication to rule ‘em all: the perpetual calendar chronograph. The reference 3970 was introduced in 1986 as the successor to the legendary and ultra-collectible reference 2499 perpetual calendar chronograph.This ref. 3970EJ (E = étanche, which means waterproof in French; J = jaune, for gold) is a third-series execution dating back to 1992. The watch features a 36 mm 18k yellow-gold case with lovely pump pushers and a solid gold screw down case back. The silvered dial sports 18k yellow-gold pointed baton indexes and matching baton hands. Two apertures at the 12 o’clock position reveal the day and month mechanism. The dial features three sub-dials. The recessed sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position displays a running seconds as well as a 24-hour hand while the recessed sub-dial at the 3-hour position incorporates a 30-minute chronograph counter and a leap year indicator. Finally on the lower sub-dial we find a charming moon phase indicator, which is surrounded by a date complication.The watch comes on a chocolate brown rubber and leather-lined Patek Philippe strap with a signed buckle. An extract of the archives is included as well!

Description

Patek PhilippePatek Philippe has always been a watch brand for the lucky few as they are the creator of the most exclusive timepieces in the world. They made mechanical masterpieces to fit the exquisite gentleman or elegant lady, mainly out of precious metal.