Platinum Patek Philippe ref. 3970EP with black diamond dial from 2002

Year of issue: 2002
Reference number: 3970EP
Condition: hardly worn
Status: available
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ 98,000


Platinum Patek Philippe ref. 3970EP with black diamond dial from 2002. The ref. 3970 was released in 1986 and replaced the ref. 2499 as the flagship perpetual calendar chronograph of the marque. Utilizing a Patek Philippe finished Lemania caliber, rather than the Valjoux caliber of its predecessor, the ref. 3970 remained in production for almost 20 years. Today, many collectors find the ref. 3970 the ultimate ‘bargain’ of Patek Philippe’s grand complication watches. Astute buyers are now seeing the ref. 3970 for what it is: a benchmark reference that is growing in popularity and becoming the trophy purchase of a new generation of collectors. This example in platinum with a confirmed black diamond dial was originally sold in July of 2002.

Reference Number: 3970EP
Production Year: 2002
Original Date of Sale: 2002
Material: Platinum
Dial Color: Semi-glass black dial, 1 baguette-cut and 10 white gold chaton-set diamond hour markers
Watch Movement: 27-70Q
Accompanied By: Extract from the Archives confirming the present dial, Patek box, and platinum Patek Philippe folding clasp


John Reardon