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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1995
    Reference No: 3800/1P
    Movement No: 3'020'616
    Case No: 2'990'801
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330SC, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Patek Philippe bracelet max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Patek Philippe platinum folding clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with black dial, eleven diamond indexes and platinum bracelet in 1995 and its subsequent sale on 5 December 1997.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1981, the reference 3800 was Patek Philippe’s smaller iteration of the original Nautilus reference 3700. Measuring a still substantial 37.5mm diameter, the reference 3800 is perhaps the perfect unisex wristwatch in modern times. The reference was manufactured with a wide array of case materials and dial variations, making it one of the most interesting luxury sports models manufactured by Patek Philippe to collect.

    The present timepiece is most notably cased in platinum, the noblest of all metals. All hallmarks are crisp and visible and all contrasting satin and polished finishes are present. Platinum examples are particularly rarer than their yellow gold counter parts, making the present watch even more desirable among the Patek Philippe collecting community.

  • 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. 3800/1P
A highly rare and heavy platinum wristwatch with center seconds, diamond-set numerals and bracelet

1995
37.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF70,000 - 140,000 
€72,100-144,000
$70,100-140,000

Sold for CHF119,700

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022