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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1983
    Reference No: 3770/011
    Movement No: 1'505'882
    Model Name: "Nautellipse"
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Quartz, Cal E27
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 220mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 35mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe fitted box, original Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and Certificato d’Origine E Di Garanzia signed Gobbi, product literature and leather folder.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe’s reference 3770 is one of the most unusual models created by the brand, it is an inspiring mix between the Ellipse and the Nautilus which has led to its moniker of “Nautellipse”.

    This reference was launched in 1980, at a time where the Golden Ellipse was the brand’s hottest seller and the Nautilus reference 3700 was losing steam, it therefore seemed logical for the brand to widen the Ellipse range into a sports collection with a fully waterproof case. In fact Patek Philippe turned to Favre Perret – who were already making the Nautilus case – to make the case for the 3770.

    Surprisingly a quartz movement was chosen for this reference, most probably for durability and to maintain a slim case.

    The present ref 3770 in yellow gold is actually a very rare bird as it is only the third one to grace the international auction market. Adding to its desirability is also the fact that the watch comes not only with its original box but also the original Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and Certificato d’Origine E Di Garanzia signed Gobbi, the famous retailer based in Milan.

  • 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. 3770/011
One of only three known yellow gold ref 3770s to appear on the market

35mm Width
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF44,100

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

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021