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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 30

    Patek Philippe. A large stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with date and bracelet

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, NAUTILUS MODEL, REF. 3700/1, MOVEMENT NO. 1'309'977, CASE NO. 539'038, MANUFACTURED IN 1981

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    Patek Philippe. A large stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with date and bracelet
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Nautilus model, ref. 3700/1, movement no. 1'309'977, case no. 539'038, manufactured in 1981
    Cal. 28-255 C nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 36 jewels, Gyromax balance, 21K gold rim to the rotor, the black textured dial with applied luminous white gold baton numerals, luminous hands, window for date, the water-resistant-type case of typical form with screwed bezel, stainless steel Patek Philippe link bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    42 mm. wide


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture of this watch in 1981 and its subsequent sale on 6 April 1982. Furthermore delivered with the copies of Chronometrie Beyer's invoices for the regular servicing of the present watch. Purchased by the present owner in Switzerland in 1982, it has never been offered in public before.

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