Patek Philippe Grand Complications 3970E 'Second Series'

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

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Patek PhilippePatek Philippe’s ultra exclusive timepieces have always been intended for the lucky few.
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. 3970E (E = étanche, which means waterproof in French) is a second-series execution dating back to 1991. The watch features a 36 mm 18k white-gold case with lovely pump pushers and a solid gold screw down case back. Only around 650 specimens of the ref. 3970 were made in total, of which fewer than ten in white-gold are known to exist. In other words, this is an extremely rare watch.The opaline dial features 18k white-gold baton indexes and feuille (leaf) 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 black alligator leather Patek Philippe strap with a signed 18k white-gold Patek Philippe ardillon buckle. An extract of the archives plus the original box are included as well!
Patek PhilippePatek Philippe’s ultra exclusive timepieces have always been intended for the lucky few. Its mechanical masterpieces were traditionally made from precious metals and worn by an elegant lady or gentleman.