Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, November 11, 2018

LOT 523

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3700, JUMBO NAUTILUS, DIAMOND DIAL, YELLOW GOLD

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

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Nautilus

Reference Ref. 3700

Year 1981

Numbers Movement N. 1307026

Caliber 28 255

Bracelet 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet, approx. overall length 170 mm.

Accessories Certificate of origin, copy of the Patek Philippe service estimate dated 2018, Patek service tag

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signed Dial, Case and Movement.

CHF 80,000 - 120,000

HKD 640,000 - 960,000 / USD 80,000 - 120,000

Sold: CHF 127,918


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-54-02

Very good

Service dial

HANDS Service hands


Notes

Bought new at Ziggerli & Iff, the famed Patek retailer in Berne, this is an extremely rare version of the 3700 in yellow gold and fitted with a diamond index dial as confirmed by the certificate of origin. Having recently been serviced at Patek, the watch was cleaned and service as well as having the dial and hands swapped. One of the rarest 3700's gold (for another rarity, reference 3700 retailed by Beyer, see lot 228)