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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2005
    Reference No: 3711G
    Movement No: 3'400'968
    Case No: 4'307'980
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 315/290, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 210mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2005 and its subsequent sale on July 29th 2005, fitted presentation box, outer packaging, undated Certificate of Origin, wallet and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe’s original “Jumbo” Nautilus 3700 was discontinued in the mid-1980s and replaced by a smaller more versatile reference 3800. It wasn’t until 2004 and the launch of the elusive and ultra-rare reference 3711 that a time only Nautilus in a 42mm case was available for avid collectors.

    Every bit a Nautilus with its porthole shaped case, integrated bracelet and straight ears, reference 3711 was more than a remake of the iconic reference 3700. It was offered only in a white gold case but slightly thicker to make room for a sapphire case back and saw the addition of a seconds hand. More importantly, what truly sets it apart is the black dial (as opposed to the blue/grey dials of the 3700 and later the ref 5711).

    Made for only 2 short years, until 2006 and the launch of the new Nautilus models made to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the model, reference 3711 remains a rare bird within the Nautilus collection. Few examples were manufactured and the reference is very rare. The present watch is fresh to the market, with approximately just over two dozen pieces having appeared thus far.

    The present watch is offered in excellent condition with bold yet elegant curves and contrasting finishes that the Nautilus is best known for. It is furthermore presented with its original accessories such as the Certificate of Origin and fitted presentation box, providing another element of collectibility.

  • 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. 3711G
A fine, very rare and large white gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, bracelet, fitted presentation box and original certificate

2005
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF90,000 - 180,000 
€83,400-167,000
$98,100-196,000

Sold for CHF157,500

Contact Specialist

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

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020

Geneva Auction 8 November 2020