With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1989 and its subsequent sale on 15 August 1989. The Extract furthermore states that the movement was exchanged against the present one during a servicing in their workshops in 1999. Furthermore delivered with copy of Patek Philippe servicing invoice dated 7 May 2009 for the complete overhaul of the watch, burgundy presentation box and outer packaging.
To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered in public before. Obviously not been used since the overhaul in 2009, it is furthermore preserved in very good original overall condition.
Production of reference 3738, the celebrated "Grande Ellipse" model, was launched in 1978.