Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 19, 2023

LOT 66*


EUR 150,000 - 300,000

USD 162,000 - 322,000 / HKD 1,260,000 - 2,510,000 / CHF 150,000 - 298,000

Sold: EUR 240,500

Very fine and very rare, 18K yellow gold, self-winding, cushion-shaped, wristwatch, water-resistant, with blue dial and date.

Accompanied by a pair of 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe cuflinks.

This Lot is submitted to commissions and taxes :
If the lot is delivered within the EU:
a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer’s premium, plus 120€ for termination of temporary export, at buyer’s expense.
If the lot is delivered outside EU:
120€ for termination of temporary export is due,at buyer’s expense
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, Geneva

Model "Nautilus", so-called "Jumbo"

Reference 3700/1

Year circa 1978

Movement No. 1 307 754

Case No. 549 432

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet 18K yellow gold PP bracelet with deployant clasp

Diameter 40 mm.

Caliber 28-255C

Weight 203.6 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories travel box, cufflinks


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.