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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1983
    Reference No: 3800/1
    Movement No: 1'422'784
    Case No: 2'803'777
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 335 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet, 185 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe concealed folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5 mm. bezel width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 15 July 1984, instruction manual and product literature. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch is set with gilt ribbed dial in 1983 and its subsequent sale on 3 March 1984.
    Literature: For another example of a Nautilus 3800 wristwatch, please see Patek Philippe Museum Patek Philippe Watches, volume II, page 252.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Gold Nautilus are extremely sought after today. For a design that is 40 years old, the model still look as cutting-edge and as sophisticated as it was all those years ago.

    The present watch is further enhanced with its original certificate and product literature and has been retained in very original condition.

  • 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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Various Properties

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Ref. 3800/1
A fine and rare yellow gold bracelet watch with sweep centre seconds, date and original certificate

1983
37.5 mm. bezel width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 250,000 
€19,300-30,100
$20,000-32,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017