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    Sale 2627

    Important Watches

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3701

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

    STAINLESS STEEL AND GOLD AUTOMATIC BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY

    MOVEMENT: 1'307'719, CASE 541'600, MANUFACTURED IN 1981

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

    STAINLESS STEEL AND GOLD AUTOMATIC BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY
    MOVEMENT: 1'307'719, CASE 541'600, MANUFACTURED IN 1981

    Calibre 28-255 C, ebauche by LeCoultre, Geneva Seal hallmarked, 36 jewels, Gyromax balance, matte embossed black dial with gold applied luminescent tritium hour markers, aperture for the date, two-part case, polished and satined, gold bezel, stainless steel and gold PP bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    Dimensions: 42 x 44 mm.


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    US$10,000-15,000
    EUR7,600-11,000

    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives.

    The "Jumbo" Nautilus, was advertised as the most expensive steel watch available on the market upon its debut in 1976. The model sports an impressively large, flat and minimalistic look reminiscent of designer Gerald Genta's highly successful "Royal Oak" for Audemars Piguet. Production of the model ended in 1986.

    Reference 3700/1 and calibre 28-255 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 1998, p. 230 and 231.