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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 125

    Patek Philippe. A fine and large 18K gold automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, NAUTILUS MODEL, REF. 3700/1, MOVEMENT NO. 1'306'239, CASE NO. 540'542, MANUFACTURED IN 1977

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and large 18K gold automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Nautilus model, ref. 3700/1, movement no. 1'306'239, case no. 540'542, manufactured in 1977
    Cal. 28-255C nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 36 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 18K gold rim to the rotor, black ribbed dial, applied luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, window for date, 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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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1977 and its subsequent sale on 19 December 1978.

    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.