Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII Geneva Saturday, May 8, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1992
    Reference No: 3800/005
    Movement No: 1’930’445
    Case No: 2’905’744
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18k yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold and diamond set Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of manufacture of the present watch in 1992 and its subsequent sale on March 15, 1995.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Nautilus 3800 is in almost all aspects similar to its older sibling the original Nautilus reference 3700 other than its size, being slightly more retrained at 37.5mm as opposed to the 42mm of its older sibling. This small modification offered a vast creative playground for Patek Philippe to create avant-garde and rakish timepieces that may have been too boorish in a larger sized case.

    One example is the present incredibly attractive and rare diamond set reference 3800/005 in yellow gold. The subdued cream dial with subtle diamond markers offers a stark contrast to the flamboyance of the diamond set bezel and center links.

    Fresh to the market the present reference 3800/005 is the only known example of the second series (housing cal. 335 SC with quickset date). 15 examples are known in the first series and one in the third series.

    This reference 3800/005 stands out thanks to its ultimate rarity, appealing condition and elegant design.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 3800/005
A very rare and attractive yellow gold and diamond set wristwatch with date and bracelet

37.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF88,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021