1103. Patek Philippe A very fne and very rare yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours, leap year indicator and sapphire crystal case back 百達翡麗，型號3971J，非常精細及十分罕有，18K黃金腕錶，配萬年曆、 計時功能、月相閏年及24小時顯示，1987年製。附錶盒、後補證書 百達翡麗的萬年曆計時碼錶，長期以來都是百達翡麗最受歡迎的代表系列 之一。1986年推出的型號3970和3971，根據後蓋設計和錶盤指針可細分為 三個系列，於2004年正式停產。 本拍品錶況十分良好，配置最早期第一代的 嵌入式透明底蓋設計，專家學者推測，百達翡麗第一代3971生產不超過 10枚，拍賣市場難得一見。 Manufacturer Year
Patek Philippe 1987
Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Material Calibre
3971J 875’078 2’824’140 18K yellow gold Manual, cal. CH 27-70 Q, 24 Jewels Bracelet/Strap Alligator Clasp/Buckle 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe pin buckle Dimensions 36mm Diameter Signed Case, dial and movement signed Estimate
HKD 780,000-1,500,000 USD 100,000-192,000 Accessories Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confrming the subsequent date of sale for the present example on 26th August 1987, leather wallet, product literature, outer packaging and ftted presentation box
In 1986, Patek Philippe introduced the reference 3970 alongside the rarer reference 3971. The 3971 carried very similar features as the 3970, though with a sapphire case back whereas the early 3970’s were ftted with a solid case back. The reference was the frm’s signature fagship model which was discontinued in 2004 and replaced by the last reference to be ftted with a Lemania based ebauche. It is very important to note that the present watch belongs to the frst series of the reference. The frst series of the watch is identifed by the transparent snap-on case back an extremely rare feature, while the second series adopts a screw-down transparent case back. The frst series is particularly rare for the reference, as scholars estimate that less than 10 pieces were made for the frst series. The present example is a reference 3971 in yellow gold ftted with an attractive silvered dial with the day and date indication in Italian. Presented in overall excellent condition and further accompanied by a Patek Philippe extract from the archives, this present example is not one to miss for perpetual calendar chronograph connoisseurs.
Phillips presents THE HONG KONG WATCH AUCTION: EIGHT on 28 May 2019.