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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1982
    Reference No: 3700/11
    Movement No: 1'310'079
    Case No: 558'684
    Model Name: Nautilus "Jumbo"
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 28-255C, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale of the present watch on June 15th, 1982 and with additional link
    Literature: The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 231.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Nautilus collection was introduced in 1976 following Patek Philippe's desire to create a model with a strong case design. Created by the late and great Gérald Genta, it was inspired by the universal shape of a porthole found on maritime vessels.

    The Nautilus went on to establish itself as a classic elegant sports watch that still remains in production, and versions in gold are especially sought after in today’s market.

  • 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. 3700/11
A fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet

1982
42mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF50,000

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Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm