PATEK PHILIPPE 3970G PERPETUAL CHRONO 18K WHITE GOLD FACTORY BRACELET
Here is the watch that defines “classic”, in the pairing of the perpetual calendar and chronograph complications. Every detail of the 3970 is perfect. From the design, workmanship, production and finishing, and the overall aesthetic of the watch.
This watch is particularly special for two reasons: the piece unique gray diamond dial and the custom Patek 18k white gold bracelet that this 3970 left the factory on. I personally can’t imagine a better looking 3970 thank this one.
Case is solid 18k white gold with dimensions of 36mm diameter by 13mm thick. Sapphire front and display back crystals. “Stepped” lugs. Pump style round chronograph pushers. Oversized winding crown.
Dial is silver-gray with diamond hour markers and white gold feuille hands—to our knowledge unique with this dial. The perpetual calendar day and month are displayed in apertures below 12 o’clock; the 3 o’clock subdial displays 30 minute chronograph totalizer and leap year indicator; the 6 o’clock subdial displays the date and moonphase; 9 o’clock indicator displays constant seconds and 24 hours time.
Beating inside is the outstanding and prestigious Patek Philippe Caliber CH 27 70 Q with the Geneva Seal proudly stamped on its balance bridge. Technical details: 24 jewels, 353 individual parts; 60 hour maximum power reserve, Gyromax balance beating at 18,000 beats per hour. Movement provides day, date, month, moonphase, leap year, 24 hour indication and chronograph, in addition to the normal 12 hour time.
Patek Philippe outfitted this watch with an 18k white gold bracelet with each link comprised of 5 parts for a very supple fit. Aesthetically, the bracelet matches the watch case perfectly.