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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2005
    Reference No: 3712/1A-001
    Movement No: 433****
    Case No: 317****
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Automatic Patek Calibre 240 PS IRM C LU
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless Steel Folding CLasp
    Accessories: Patek Box, Certificate of Origin, Wallet & Booklets

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    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
Superseded by the 5712 in less than a year, Patek's 3712 is one of the rarest production Nautilus models to leave the Geneva workshops. With a slim 'one piece' case construction that follows the famed 3700 the 3712 was, at the time the most complicated Nautilus ever produced. Even with such a short production run, the 3712 saw the dial upgraded prior to the introduction of the 5712, with an extra red dot added to the power reserve, it is thought that only around a third of 3712's had this 'final' iteration of the dial, of which this example is one of the lucky few. Presented in beautiful condition, the watch is presented with the original Patek box, wallet, Astrua stamped certificate, and booklets.

2005

Price £250,000