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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 51

    Patek Philippe. A fine and large stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, NAUTILUS MODEL, REF. 3700/1, MOVEMENT NO. 1'310'144, CASE NO. 532'564, MANUFACTURED IN 1974

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and large stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Nautilus model, ref. 3700/1, movement no. 1'310'144, case no. 532'564, manufactured in 1974
    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, black ribbed dial, applied white gold luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, window for date, water-resistant-type case of typical form, stainless steel Patek Philippe link bracelet and stainless steel deployant clasp signed Nautilus, Patek Philippe, 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 with black dial, applied indexes in white gold, tritium, in 1974 and its subsequent sale on 13 April 1977. The Extract furthermore confirms that the original movement of this watch was replaced by movement no. 1'310'144 during a servicing in the firm's workshops in 1982.

    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.