I saw it at the Patek Philippe exhibition in NYC. It kind of took me by surprise at first and I didn’t know what to think of it. Now I am very taken with it. One of the big selling Points for me is that it’s easy to read! I almost wish it was a manual -wind piece.
The sapphire back is slightly heavier than the gold back. Also, I think the watch with the gold back may sit a little lower on the wrist. I have never had the solid gold back in my 3970. The movement is too beautiful to cover-up!
about watches that have a chronograph function. A few years ago I bought a Patek Philippe 3970. That watch was my Dailey wearer for quite a I actually owned a watch with a chronograph, I found a lot of of use for it. I timed things and came to wonder how I ever functioned without a chronograph. It’
are my Patek Philippe pieces. Very few people in 25 years of collecting have ever noticed ( or commented) on any of my Patek Philippe material. When I have been wearing Rolex, people tend to notice. I totally agree with the notion that there is no point in owning a watch that I will not wear or that
I had a 5100 R for several years . Very nice timepiece but it was not particularly fun to wind. It has a 10-day power reserve and when it was time to wind it up, there was no “feed-back” from the mechanism. It was so smooth that it felt as it it was not being wound at all. Only the power reserve ind
Circumstances in those two pictures are very different. Personally, I favor the Rose Gold version. However, I must admit that I have been going through a “Rose Gold Appreciation” phase as of late. Very nice watch no matter what.
I didn’t know the jewel-count went that high. From the look of it, this new piece will be available to a VERY exclusive group of top clients. No doubt, a beast of a watch. Given the vast disposable income that this thing is going to demand of its owner, I will sit back and observe.