Geneva, Nov 05, 2022

LOT 199


CHF 90,000 - 130,000

EUR 93,000 - 134,000 / USD 90,000 - 130,000 / HKD 710,000 - 1,020,000

Sold: CHF 112,500

A fine, well-preserved, large, self-winding, stainless steel wristwatch with date

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-02

Very good

HANDS Service hands

Brand Patek Philippe, Switzerland

Model Nautilus

Reference 3700/1

Year circa 1979

Movement No. 1306006

Case No. 534134

Bracelet integrated stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, approx. overall length 185 mm

Diameter 40 mm.

Caliber 28-255SC, 36 jewels

Signature Dial, case and movement signed

Accessories Extract from the archives and paper invoice


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 with a 7.6 mm case, from 1976 to 1981. It is the most sought-after reference. The current example has been kept in very good original condition still showing nice angles to the case and bezel, the bracelet showing little wear and most importantly its original dial shows no defects or discolouration.


Property of the original Swiss owner