With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and original Beyer invoice. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1982 and its subsequent sale on 19 February 1986.
Reference 3700-11 AJ was first introduced in 1980. The estimated total production of this model is only 200 examples.
Previously unknown to the public, this watch is graced by the extremely rare Beyer signature on the dial. Patek Philippe wristwatches with the retailer signature on the dial are extremely scarce. The combination of a rare feature and a small production makes the offered lot one the rarest early Nautilus model ever offered at auction: as a matter of fact, this is the only reference 3700-11 AJ signed by Beyer known to the public.
Another example of a stainless steel and gold Nautilus model is illustrated and described in Patek Philippe Museum - Patek Philippe Watches Volume II, p. 252.