• Lot 139

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE AND FINE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, BRACELET AND ORIGINAL NAUTILUS CORK BOX

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, NAUTILUS MODEL, REF. 3700/11, MOVEMENT NO. 1'310'061, CASE NO. 539'236, MANUFACTURED IN 1981

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE AND FINE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, BRACELET AND ORIGINAL NAUTILUS CORK BOX
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, NAUTILUS MODEL, REF. 3700/11, MOVEMENT NO. 1'310'061, CASE NO. 539'236, MANUFACTURED IN 1981
    MOVEMENT: Automatic, Cal. 28-255C, stamped with the Geneva seal, 36 jewels
    DIAL: Ribbed black, applied luminous white gold baton numerals, luminous hands, window for date
    CASE: Stainless steel Nautilus water-resistant-type two part case secured by four screws in the band, 42 mm. width
    SIGNED: Case, dial, movement, underside of bezel numbered 236
    BRACELET/CLASP: 14 mm., Stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet with deployant clasp, overall length of the bracelet approx. 190 mm.
    ACCOMPANIED BY: An original Patek Philippe Nautilus cork fitted box and outer packaging.


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    The excellent condition of the present lot is very pleasing, particularly the beautifully preserved dial with the “Swiss sigma” below 6 o’clock. Patek Philippe Nautilus model 3700/11 in stainless steel is rarely offered to the public. In addition, it is fresh to the market and with a very rare original Nautilus cork box.
    In 1980 Patek Philippe started to create cases and bracelets in their own Ateliers Reunis workshops and by late 1981 the Nautilus cases were no longer being made by Favre-Perret as they had been since 1976. At this time the Nautilus changed its reference number to the new 3700-11. A new type of stainless steel was being used called "Chrome-Nickel-Moybdenum steel" and the bracelet's width has been reduced to 14 mm, from 16.5 mm of the previous reference 3700/1.
    The production estimate of reference 3700-11 in stainless steel is approximately 1,200 pieces, far fewer than were made of the 3700/1.

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    Please note that the present wristwatch does not come with a screw down crown.


    Pre-Lot Text

    STEEL 3700/11