With two 18K gold and diamond-set Patek Philippe Nautilus cufflinks, each numbered on the back 9037 and 10158, and Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1981 and its subsequent sale on 30 November 1981.
Consigned by a family member of the original owner, this watch is preserved in very attractive overall condition.
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.
For a reference 3700/1 in steel see lot 401 in this sale.
The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 231.