5970P | Special White Hands

  • Collection: Grand Complications
  • Model reference: 5970P-001
  • Case/Size: Platinum, 40mm
  • Dial: Black
  • Movement: Manual-winding
  • Functions: Chronograph, Perpetual calendar
  • Specificity: Special Request White Hands
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Price: Upon request

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Description

Best known for their Grand Complications watches Patek Philippe masters the “Haute Horlogerie” and are arguably the best in the industry.
In 1989, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the manufacture, Patek Philippe developed what is one of the most complicated portable timepiece in the world: the Calibre 89 with 33 complications but half a century ago in 1932 they had built the “Henry Graves Supercomplication” which had at that time 24 complications, including Westminster chimes, a perpetual calendar, sunrise and sunset times, and a celestial map of New York as seen from Graves’s apartment on Fifth Avenue.
For decades they did held the title of the most complicated watches built. Mastering their craft they perpetuated the skills and traditions to deliver in their current collection pieces of the highest quality.

 

The lineage of the 5970 goes back to the great-great grandfather reference 1518 (1941-1954), followed by the reference 2499 (1950-1985), the reference 3970 (1985-2004) and then our model the 5970 (2004-2010) and finally the current production model on the Patek Philippe catalogue the reference 5270 (2010- ).

*The present watch reference 5970P-001 is the platinum version from the 5970 series (2004-2010), this discontinued model houses the last non-manufacture perpetual calendar movement, it is based on a Lemania ébauche although heavily modified and finished by Patek Philippe.   It is considered to be one of the best designed cases by the Genevian watchmaker.
What sets this watch apart from the standard catalogue version is that the original owner asked Patek Philippe for a “Special Request” to make exceptionally for him a custom set of white feuille hands, certainly to fulfil a desire of having a more legible dial, the amount of complications displayed, namely the perpetual calendar, the moon-phase, tachymeter scale and chronograph sub-dials coupled with the white gold hours markers can make especially with poor light time readability difficult.

This example of the perpetual calendar chronograph is certainly the most desired watch and this model one of the very sought after modern timepiece from Patek Philippe, especially since this watch is unlike any other.

– Our timepiece is available for viewing by appointment only.

 

 


Patek Philippe – Bio

Patek Philippe & Co. was founded in 1839, located in Geneva and the Vallée de Joux. It designs and manufactures timepieces and movements, including some of the most complicated mechanical watches. It is considered by many experts and aficionados to be one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers.
In 1868, Patek Philippe made their first wristwatch, which was sold on November 13, 1876 to the Hungarian Countess.
It is the last independent, family-owned Genevan watch manufacture with uninterrupted operating history spanning nearly 180 years.

Additional information

Accessories:

Accompanied by a leather wallet with Patek Philippe international warranty certificate, product literature and a wooden presentation box