For me, the attraction has always been there. It’s considered one of the last great designs from Patek Philippe Replica Watches and is a fairly complicated piece. The aesthetics are there, the size is there, the movement is there – it has all the makings of a collector’s watch, but for some reason the results are always a little soft, a little lackluster.
The 3970 is a perpetual calendar chronograph, and the successor to the iconic 2499, which was in production from 1951 until 1986. Prior that that, the reference 1518 occupied the heralded “perpetual calendar chrono” title for Patek Philippe Replica. In fact, the 1518 was the first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph overall and it’s a true icon of 20th-century watchmaking.
The 3970 was produced in white, yellow, and rose gold, as well as platinum. The 100% Quality Swiss Replica Watches case itself measures 36mm, which is 1.5mm smaller than that of the 2499. Downsizing was an interesting move on Patek’s part. It features a traditional dial display with three subsidiary dials: leap year indication and chronograph 30 minute totalizer, moonphase and date, and chronograph 12 hour totalizer and running seconds.
Only 100 first series pieces were made, so it is the rarest of the series. The first series was defined by the silvered dial, feuille hands, stick indexes, and slightly off-color sub-dials. In addition, it has a solid snap-on caseback and all were produced exclusively in yellow gold Patek Philippe Replica Watches Online – and all in 1986. Additionally, there are a couple that can be found with a bracelet, and for those the reference number is followed with a -1. This applies to both the 3970 and the 3971.
There was another reference born alongside the 3970 in 1986 – the 3971. This reference was exactly the same as the first series 3970 with feuille hands, stick indexes, and differently colored sub-dials, Best Patek Philippe Replica however this reference features a snap-on sapphire crystal back. This watch was produced alongside the first and second series, but was discontinued after. There are less than 300 reference 3971s ever made, making this a super-rare reference to find.