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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1994
    Reference No: 3800/1
    Movement No: 1'933'089
    Case No: 2'936'984
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18K yellow gold and stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330 SC, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold and stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1994 with ceramic white dial, 11 applied yellow gold indexes and bracelet in steel and yellow gold and its subsequent sale on March 3, 1995.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Slightly smaller than its older sibling reference 3700, reference 3800 is an incredibly compact and chic version of the original Nautilus. In production between 1981 and 2006, the reference 3800 was the mid-sized version in the legendary Patek Philippe Nautilus series.

    This attractive and exceedingly well-preserved stainless steel and yellow gold example displays a beautiful ceramic white dial, which is confirmed by the Extract from the Archives. It is preserved in excellent condition with crisp bevels and sharp edges throughout. Furthermore, the yellow gold bezel has developed a layer of aesthetically pleasing patina, showing how the watch has seen no intervention for a very long time.

  • Maker Bio

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 3800/1
An extremely well-preserved stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with white dial and bracelet

1994
37.5mm Width
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF12,000 - 24,000 
€11,200-22,400
$12,800-25,500

sold for CHF35,000

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020