Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chrono 3970ER 18K Rose Gold – Argente Dial – Extrait from the Archives
PATEK PHILIPPE PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONO 3970ER 18K ROSE GOLD – ARGENTE DIAL – EXTRAIT FROM THE ARCHIVES
The reference 3970 was born in 1986 It s a perpetual calendar chronograph, and the successor to the iconic 2499, which was in production from 1951 until 1986.
The 3970 was produced in white, yellow, and rose gold, as well as platinum. The case itself measures 36mm. It features a traditional dial display with three subsidiary dials: leap year indication and chronograph 30 minute totalizer (at three o’clock), moonphase and date (six o’clock), and chronograph 12 hour totalizer and running seconds (nine o’clock). There are twin apertures for the day of the week and the month at 12 o’clock, and traditional round chronograph pushers flanking the crown.
This reference was in production was in production all the way up to 2004, which is not an insignificant amount of time for any Patek reference in the modern age. The reference is broken down into four series and each varies slightly, some rarer than others. The details that change are all aesthetic and can be found in the hands, indexes, and casebacks.
This luxury second had watch by Patek Philippe reference 3970 ER accompanied by Extract from the Archive is available at our Deangelis Boutique in Milano