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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 3712/1A-001
    Movement No: 3'170'915
    Case No: 4'330'371
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 PS IRM C LU, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel, reference A384BBC, max length 200mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm. Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming the sale of the present watch on August 30th, 2006. Furthermore accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming year of production of the present watch in 2006 and its subsequent sale on January 30, 2006.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe introduced reference 3712/1A in 2005, and it remained in production for approximately one year. Its successor, reference 5712, was launched in October of 2006 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the brand’s celebrated Nautilus model.

    Originally designed by world renowned Gerald Genta, the first of the Nautilus family was presented in 1976. Reference 3712/1A is a more complicated version of the 3700, which only features the date. The present example features a power reserve, moon phases, and a subsidiary dial for constant seconds. The recognizable nautilus bracelet gives this watch a sporty, yet classic look, making it versatile and wearable for multiple occasions.

    Being that this model was only made for one year, it is estimated that 1,500 were manufactured, with only 40 known to have appeared at auction. Kept in pristine condition, this watch is sure to please the savvy Patek Philippe collector.

  • 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. 3712/1A-001
A fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with date, moonphase, power reserve and bracelet

2006
42mm. Width
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for CHF40,000

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Nathalie Monbaron
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