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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Mar 21, 2020

LOT 285

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3800/001, NAUTILUS, STEEL

Very rare and well-preserved stainless steel, cushion-shaped, center second, self-winding wristwatch, white dial with horizontal stripes and date at 3.

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Nautilus

Reference Ref. 3800/001

Year Circa 1991

Bracelet Patek Philippe stainless steel bracelet with double deployant clasp

Caliber 335SC, no. 1428454

Dimensions 37mm.

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Original box and certificate

CHF 30,000 - 50,000

USD 31,000 - 51,000 / HKD 240,000 - 400,000

Sold: CHF 41,250


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Launched in 1981 until 2006, the Nautilus reference 3800 is considered as the "little sister" of the reference 3700, the very first Nautilus having been created five years earlier by Gerald Genta. The reference 3700 has a 42mm.cushion-shaped case, known as the "Jumbo size". It became very quickly THE avant-garde sport-chic watch. The 3800 reference measures only 37mm.in diameter but retains exactly the same spirit as its ancestor: an extra-flat cushion-shaped case, the horizontal stripes on the dial with the date at 3. The particularity of the present watch is its rarer white dial, brighter and offering better visibility. 
The only difference except the size of the case is a center second hand, which is not included in reference 3700. Early models feature caliber 335 SC without the quick set date feature through the crown. The quick date only arrives in 1987, while keeping the caliber 335SC.
In 1992 a third generation was introduced featuring caliber 330 134, and finally caliber 330 194 was employed for the watches made from 1997 to 2006, year of discontinuation.
The present watch is preserved in very good and original condition. It is accompanied by its original box and its Certificate of Origin. According to this document, this watch was delivered to on March 25th 1991 in Singapore. The current dial is mentioned on the certificate of Origin.