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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 301

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3700, NAUTILUS JUMBO, ORIGINAL BOX AND CERTIFICATE, STAINLESS STEEL

Fine and very rare , stainless steel self-winding wristwatch with blue dial and date.

Brand PATEK PHILIPPE

Model Nautilus

Reference 3700/1

Year Circa 1978

Movement No. 1.306.001

Case No. 534.131

Bracelet Stainless Steel Patek Philippe bracelet with deployant clasp

Caliber 28-255C

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Accessories Case, Dial and Movement

CHF 100,000 - 150,000

HKD 800,000 - 1,000,000 / USD 100,000 - 150,000

Sold: CHF 125,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-06

Good

HANDS Partially replaced


Notes

Launched in 1976, during the quartz crisis, the Nautilus is the second watch designed by Gerald Genta, after the Royal Oak in 1972. The shape of its case, very avant-garde for the time, reminds one of a porthole, which might explain its name after Captain Nemo's fictitious submarine, in Jules Verne's famous book Twenty Miles Under the Sea. The first reference is the 3700/1 manufactured from 1976 to 1981. It is the most sought-after. The watch we present dates from 1977, and is therefore one of the very first Nautilus produced by the Manufacture. Beyond the obvious investment that this timepiece represents, it is above all a real milestone in the history of watchmaking. Property of the original Swiss family