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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 17, 2013

LOT 419

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3700/1 YELLOW GOLD JUMBO WITH ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE Patek Philippe, Genève, ?Nautilus?, movement No. 1306885, Ref. 3700/1. Sold on September 19th, 1979. Very fine and very rare, water-resistant, oversized, ?carré galbé?, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with date and an integral 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet (worn & stretched) with deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original Certificate of Origin and a Patek Philippe wooden box. Property of the original family

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, flat bezel, sapphire crystal. D. Black with horizontal stripes, applied luminous yellow gold baton indexes, outer dot minute divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. M. Cal. 28-255 C, stamped with the Seal of Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 36 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, 21K gold rotor segment. Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 42 x 44 mm. THICKNESS 7.5 mm. Approx. overall length 180 mm.

CHF 20,000 - 30,000

USD 22,000 - 33,000 / EUR 16,000 - 24,000

Sold: CHF 27,500

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 4-9



Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-17-01


Slightly spotted

HANDS Original


This reference 3700 dates from 1979 and therefore is from the early period of production which started in 1976 and ceased in 1990. The pre-1980 watches from this reference are regarded as something of a `holy grail` amongst Nautilus collectors. The present watch is in quite worn condition but retains the original Certificate of Origin