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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 324

    Patek Philippe. An attractive stainless steel sweep centre seconds automatic wristwatch with date, bracelet, original certificate and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, NAUTILUS MODEL, REF. 3800/001, MOVEMENT NO. 1’421’559, CASE NO. 559'368, MANUFACTURED IN 1982

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    Patek Philippe. An attractive stainless steel sweep centre seconds automatic wristwatch with date, bracelet, original certificate and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Nautilus model, Ref. 3800/001, movement no. 1’421’559, case no. 559'368, manufactured in 1982
    MOVEMENT: automatic, Caliber 335 SC, stamped with the Geneva seal, 29 jewels
    DIAL: ribbed black dial, applied gold luminous numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, window for date
    CASE: stainless steel two-part secured by four screws in the band, 37.5 mm. width
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement, underside of bezel numbered 368
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel Nautilus bracelet with deployant clasp, overall length of the bracelet approx. 175 mm
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe certificate of origin stamped Salvadori, Vicenza and dated 16 January 1987, product literature, Patek Philippe fitted presentation box. Furthermore delivered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch in 1982 with a black matte dial, applied white gold indexes, tritium and its subsequent sale on 3 March 1983


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    Reference 3800/1 was available from 1981 to 2006 and is a mid-size watch with a diameter of 37.5 mm. The reference features three different Patek Philippe in-house calibers as explained below. It was available in steel, steel and gold, yellow, pink and white gold and platinum. The present watch, fresh to the market, is from the first generation of the reference.

    - 1st Series until 1988: calibre 335SC starting with approximately movement no. 1’420’000, featuring 28’800 oscillations per minute, 3,35 mm thickness, 29 jewels, note the squeleton Cataltrava cross on the rotor which is specific to this 1st serie calibre

    - 2nd Series until 1992: calibre 335SC featuring an improved date corrector system starting with approximately movement no. 1’426’600, 28’800 oscillations per minute, 3,35 mm thickness, 29 jewels

    - 3rd Series until 1997: calibre 330 134 (330 SC) starting with approximately movement no. 1’930’000, 28’800 oscillations per minute, 3,35 mm thickness, 29 jewels

    - 4th Series until 2006: calibre 330 194 (330 SC) starting with approximately movement no. 3’020’000, 21’600 oscilliations per minute, 3,35 mm thickness, only the first pieces produced featured 29 jewels, most of them counted 30 jewels

    Reference 3800/1 and calibre 335 SC are illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by M. Hubert & A. Banbery, p. 181.

    Pre-Lot Text

    3800/1 STEEL