CASE NUMBER: 4702140
CASE MATERIAL: 18K yellow gold
CASE DIMENSIONS: 37 mm in diameter
DIAL: Mother-of-pearl dial, luminous-filled applied gold Roman numerals, day and month subregisters near the "10" and "2" hour markers, moonphase indicator near the center post
GEMSTONE(S): 170 round brilliant-cut diamonds, approx. 1.00 carat total
BRACELET MATERIAL: Patek Philippe brown alligator strap with Patek Philippe-signed 18K gold buckle
BRACELET SIZE: 6-1/4 to 7-1/2 inches
MOVEMENT: Automatic, No. 3750700
FUNCTIONS: Time, annual calendar, moonphase indication
CALIBER: 324 S QA LU
First launched in 1996, the Annual Calendar - patented by Patek Philippe - was the first wristwatch to automatically display the month, day of the week, and date regardless of the duration of the month, needing only correcting once a year at the end of February. A highly successful timepiece, it was rated watch of the year soon after its debut and continues to be a flagship model for its convenient functions, excellent readability and user-friendly design.
The present watch features a genuine mother-of-pearl dial. The bezel and crown enhanced with one carat of diamonds, creating a fascinating interplay of light reflections. The self-winding movement can be admired through the sapphire back. In all, this is a perfect watch for a lady that combines technical perfection and sensuous luxury.
Accompanied by Certificate of Origin, leather folder and product literature.
Dial and hands in excellent condition. Luminous material in the dial and hands fully intact, in excellent condition, and appears original to the watch. Case likely unpolished with scratches throughout commensurate with age and normal wear. Movement running at time of cataloging. Overall in excellent condition
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