Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

LOT 228

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3700, JUMBO NAUTILUS, RETAILED BY BEYER, YELLOW GOLD

A fine and rare, large, self-winding, 18k yellow gold wristwatch.

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Nautilus

Reference Ref. 3700

Year 1979

Bracelet 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet, approx. overall length 190 mm.

Numbers Movement N. 1307054

Caliber 28 255

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Fitted box, certificate of origin, service hang tag and Extract from the Archives

CHF 80,000 - 140,000

HKD 640,000 - 1,120,000 / USD 80,000 - 140,000

Sold: CHF 131,000


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

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


Notes

Over its total production run of about 14 years, there were only about 1500 pieces produced in yellow gold including versions having diamond indexes, champagne or blue/grey dials. Finding versions retailed by Beyer are extremely rare, only a few examples in various metals have appeared at auction in the last 10 years and to the best of our knowledge may be the first yellow gold 3700 to appear at auction, complete with its original certificate.