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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2004
    Reference No: 3710/1A
    Movement No: 3'231'384
    Case No: 4'175'408
    Model Name: Nautilus "Lucky Thirteen"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330 SC IZR, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, fitted presentation box and Extract from the Archives confirming date of production of the present watch in 2004 and its subsequent sale on February 17, 2004

  • Catalogue Essay

    Watch collecting can be about the mechanics, aesthetics, or simply wearability, but also the hunt for the unknown and the impossible.

    The present watch, seemingly a regular reference 3710/1A is about all of these previously listed parameters. Most importantly, it is its dial that differs from all the others as at the 8 o'clock position it does not feature the roman VIII, but instead XIII. According to tradition, this dial was a request by a superstitious watch collector who believes in the great positive power that the number thirteen carries. To him, this Nautilus became the "Lucky Thirteen", and may equally serve as a charm to its future owner.

    Close examination of the dial from the front and the back does not reveal any alterations or changes after it has been completed at Stern Créations.

  • 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. 3710/1A
A very attractive oversized stainless steel wristwatch with date, power reserve, bracelet and "Lucky Thirteen" dial

42mm Width
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF254,600

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm