• Lot 2632

    PATEK PHILIPPE, JUMBO "NAUTILUS" REF. 3700/1

    STAINLESS STEEL SELF-WINDING BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY

    MOVEMENT NO. 1'306'753, CASE NO. 538'472, MANUFACTURED IN 1978

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    PATEK PHILIPPE, JUMBO "NAUTILUS" REF. 3700/1

    STAINLESS STEEL SELF-WINDING BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY
    MOVEMENT NO. 1'306'753, CASE NO. 538'472, MANUFACTURED IN 1978

    Calibre 28-255 C, Geneva Seal hallmarked, 36 jewels, Gyromax balance, 21k gold central rotor, the blue-black dial with horizontal embossed pattern, luminescent applied steel baton hour markers, aperture for the date, in two-part case, polished and satined, integrated stainless steel PP Nautilus bracelet, dial and movement signed
    Dimensions: 42 x 44 mm.


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    US$15,000-23,000
    EUR10,000-15,000

    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives.

    Introduced in 1976, the "Nautilus" reference 3700/1 was advertised as "possibly the most exclusive steel watch you can own". With its distinctive octagonal case, reminiscent of a porthole found on maritime vessels, large and robust yet slim and elegant, the model quickly established itself as a classic sports watch suitable for all occasions.

    The reference 3700/1 was also available in gold, white gold, steel with gold and very few in platinum, with diamond-set bezel and different dial design. The stainless steel version was in production until 1987 and an estimated 3,250 pieces were made.

    The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by M. Huber & A. Banbery, 1998, pp. 230 & 231.