Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 19, 2022

LOT 347

PATEK PHILIPPE
REF. 3700/1, NAUTILUS JUMBO, 18K YELLOW GOLD

EUR 200,000 - 400,000

USD 212,000 - 422,000 / HKD 1,660,000 - 3,310,000 / CHF 202,000 - 404,000

Sold: EUR 266,500

Very fine and very rare 18k yellow gold cushion shaped water resistant, self-winding wristwatch with blue dial and date. Wit a pair of 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe cuflinks.


Grading System
Grade:
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, Geneva

Model Nautilus

Reference 3700/1

Year Circa 1978

Movement No. 1307754

Case No. 549432

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet Patek Philippe 18k yellow gold with deployant clasp

Diameter 40 mm

Caliber 28-255C

Weight 203,6 gr (approx.)

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Travel box, cufflinks

Notes

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.