Geneva, Nov 05, 2023

LOT 580


CHF 120,000 - 220,000

EUR 128,000 - 232,000 / USD 134,000 - 244,000 / HKD 1,040,000 - 1,910,000

Sold: CHF 150,000

A very fine and extremely rare, exceptional, very well preserved, fresh to the market, 18k yellow gold, self winding wristwatch with date

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Switzerland

Model Nautilus

Reference 3700/001

Year 1983, sold in November 1983

Movement No. 1311038

Case No. 536062

Bracelet 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe Gay Freres bracelet, approx. overall length 170 mm.

Diameter 40

Caliber 28-255C, 36 jewels

Signature dial, case and movement signed

Accessories original fitted box, extract from the archives, hang tag, Nautilus booklet


Patek Philippe, "Nautilus", Ref. 3700 so-called "Jumbo"

Launched in 1976, the "Jumbo" gold Nautilus Ref. 3700 was produced until about 1990.

It was made in two references; the first series, such as this example under Ref. 3700/1 J and the second series, under Ref. 3700/11.

It is recognisable by its straight bracelet and its correct Patek Philippe / Gay Frères deployant clasp.

Over its entire production span in gold, it is believed that around 1 500 pieces were made and this example stands out by its overall state of preservation and what is ever more impressive is the presence on the outer case-back of two gold hallmarks that are almost always worn or polished away indicating very little wear. The dial itself has been maintained in excellent original condition with its patina perfectly matching to the hands and a bracelet showing showing almost no stretch, an overall testament to the amazing overall state of conservation.


property of the original family