With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming production of the present watch with black dial and luminous numerals. Furthermore delivered with original fitted cork and steel box with metal plaque inscribed Nautilus, Patek Philippe, Genève.
The present watch has never been offered in public before. Preserved in very good overall condition, its rarity is enhanced by the original certificate and the "Nautilus" cork box.
The legendary Nautilus collection was introduced in 1976 when Patek Philippe was looking for a strong design of inimitable personality. An inspiration for such a timepiece soon emerged: The universal shape of a porthole found on virtually all maritime vessels. Since then, the Nautilus has established itself as a classic elegant sports watch and the original reference, 3700/1 such as this watch, is one of the most sought-after timepieces at auction.
Ref. 3700/1 is described and illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 231.