Over the past eight years, superb watchmaking and 18k rose gold Grandmaster Chime were born to celebrate Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary. This romantic and charming piece houses 20 complex functions in a beautifully carved rotating case. A historic piece published in Geneva a few days ago, contains a Spiromax hairspring inside a beating heart. Made to the end of time-even after that, Master Chime can buy your watch for $2.5 million. Patek Philippe produced seven pieces, and Patek Philippe will keep one for the company museum, making Patek Philippe’s works the most popular timepiece of our time.
Collection from contemporary watches to antique watches
A client of mine recently contacted me when he was considering the possibility of recovering an antique watch. He already owns a beautiful set of contemporary watches, most of which come from the complex timepieces of Patek Philippe and A. Lange & Söhne. However, he felt it was time to delve into antique clocks and watches, allowing him to enjoy the other side of collecting watches-a world completely different from the past. It is conceivable that there is a big difference between buying a new watch in a boutique and buying an antique watch from the second-hand market.
First, we discussed the brand, period, style and materials he was looking for. The important thing is to understand the customer’s needs and why he should do so. This is just the beginning of a long journey to collect antique clocks. He expressed his desire for a white gold Patek Philippe chronograph with a calendar. As you know, Patek Philippe offers an incredible selection of calendar chronographs, including reference numbers 1518, 2499, 3970, 5020, 5004, 5970, and 5270. 2499 and reference 3970
Patek Philippe ref. 2499 may be one of the most iconic timepieces in history, but its low output means it is very precious and collectible. In fact, there are only 349 references. 2499 was once manufactured, and my customers think it is not the right time to invest more than $500,000 in watches. Therefore, the next step is to consider Patek Philippe ref. 3970, the dial is very similar to ref. 2499, but the output is higher. It is estimated that Patek Philippe produced 2400 to 3600 references. 3970. In addition, most experts agree that the value of this particular model is currently underestimated, making it a worthwhile investment object.
Although my client mentioned white gold, I suggest that he consider using rose gold because rose gold is an attractive color for chronographs. He agreed with the material and made some strict requirements. His future Patek Philippe is not only a reference. The original bracelet and buckle of the 3970 must be in an unpolished state, but must also be equipped with a complete set of kits, including the original packaging box, certificate of origin, archival documents, brochures and agenda.
Once the expectations are set, it is time to start the research. Patek Philippe ref. The production of 3970 was from 1986 to 2004, following ref. 2499. If the discount replica watches has a service life of more than 35 years, it is usually considered antique. 3970 will fall into the year label in a few years. Patek Philippe 3970 runs on the Lemania 2310 movement (the same movement as the Omega Speedmaster 321 movement) and runs on the CH27-70 movement. The 2499 is equipped with a movement based on Valjoux.
Patek Philippe 3970 is equipped with a 36 mm case, in addition to platinum, gold, white gold and rose gold. There are three different series in 3970. The first two most valuable collections have “Feuille” (leaf-shaped) hands and baton hour markers. The third series has baton center pointers. It is also worth mentioning that some cases are equipped with 18k gold screws to fix the case, while others use sapphire crystal. Because the bottom case made of pure gold has only been manufactured for three years, it is considered more valuable.
With this information, I determined that I had to search the first or second set of Patek Philippe reference books. 3970 rose gold with “Feuille” hands, baton hour markers and screw-in caseback in all gold.
Finally, we chose the perfect Patek Philippe ref. 3970 replica watches wholesale from private collectors. It is in a mint state and meets all the requirements previously set by my client. After receiving the watch, I personally checked the movement and the case number, along with a certificate of origin and archived documents. I went to Patek Philippe America in New York and asked them to check it out. Not only did they confirm that it was the original 3970 mint, but they also speculated that it might never be used-as we said in the business, it is a real gem.