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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 82

    Patek Philippe. A fine and large 18K gold self-winding wristwatch with date and bracelet

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, NAUTILUS MODEL, REF. 3700/1, MOVEMENT NO. 1'305'163, CASE NO. 537'390, MANUFACTURED IN 1977

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and large 18K gold self-winding wristwatch with date and bracelet
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Nautilus model, ref. 3700/1, movement no. 1'305'163, case no. 537'390, manufactured in 1977
    Cal. 28-255 C nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 36 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 18K gold rim to the rotor, the black ribbed dial with applied luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, window for date, the water-resistant-type case of typical form, 18K gold Patek Philippe link bracelet and 18K white gold deployant clasp signed Nautilus, Patek Philippe and stamped GF for Gay Frères, case, dial and movement signed
    42 mm. wide


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1977 and its subsequent sale on 12 July 1978. Purchased by the father of the present owner in 1977, it has never been offered in public before.

    The celebrated Nautilus reference 3700/1 was launched in 1976 and remained in production until 1986. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 231.