Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 24, 2021

LOT 281

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3800, NAUTILUS, STEEL

Fine stainless steel, cushion-shaped, self-winding wristwatch, black “sigma” ribbed dial with date at 3.

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Nautilus

Reference 3800

Year Circa 1986

Movement No. 1424954

Case No. 2810643

Bracelet Patek Philippe stainless steel bracelet with deployant clasp signed

Caliber 335 SC

Dimensions 36 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Box and Extract from the Archives

EUR 24,000 - 36,000

USD 29,000 - 44,000 / HKD 226,000 - 340,000

Sold: EUR 31,200


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Lauched in 1981 and produce until 2006, the Nautilus reference 3800 is the little sister of the reference 3700, born in 1976. Named after Captain Nemo’s submarine (created by Jules Verne in his “Vingt mille lieues sous les mers”), was an immense breakthrough from Patek Philippe’s conservative designs and proof that haute horlogerie and audacity can go hand in hand to create an icon that is still relevant 40 years later. Designed by Gerald Genta, its case has the shape of a porthole found on transatlantic liners. In addition to the smaller size, it di"ered from the Ref. 3700 in that the movement had a centre-seconds. This present model is preserved in very good condition. Accompanied with its Extract from the Archives, this watch is equipped with the Caliber 335SC and was sold on January 24th, 1986.