Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 25, 2023

LOT 211


EUR 200,000 - 300,000

USD 218,000 - 328,000 / HKD 1,710,000 - 2,560,000 / CHF 196,000 - 294,000

A fine, very rare and well-preserved 18k white gold cushion shaped self-winding wristwatch with black dial, date and center second.

Grading System
Case: 2-01

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Switzerland

Model Nautilus

Reference 3711/1G 001

Year 2005

Movement No. 3400661

Case No. 4294793

Material 18K white gold

Bracelet integrated 18k white gold Patek Philippe bracelet, reference A384A, 160 mm. (approx.)

Diameter 40 mm

Caliber 315

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories box, outer box and certificate of origin


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 (1869-1870).

The first reference is the 3700/1 manufactured from 1976 to 1981. Patek Philippe launched the reference 3711/1G in 2004 in Basel. It was soon discontinued, in 2005. It was only produced in white gold with a black ribbed dial. The 3711/1G similar to the reference 3700 in shape and size, featured a centre seconds and a sapphire case back, paving the way for the ref. 5711. With only two years of production, it is extremely rare to find one with its accessories in today’s market.