A very fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2003
    Reference No: 3800/1
    Movement No: 3’032’956
    Case No: 4’175’819
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330 SC, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by undated Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Wempe Berlin, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box. Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its subsequent date of manufacture in 2003 and its date of sale on 17th July 2003.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Remaining under the radar until recently, the ref. 3800 has always been overshadowed by its larger counterpart the ref. 3700 and the modern ref. 5711. With its ever growing interest amongst collectors due to its versatile case size measuring 37.5mm diameter, the ref. 3800 can be deemed as the perfect unisex luxury sports wristwatch offering a wide array of dial variations and case materials.

    The present example ref. 3800/1A is fitted with a hardly ever seen white dial. Whilst most stainless steel examples featured either its iconic blue ribbed dial or a glossy black dial with applied Roman numerals, the present is indeed rare. Preserved in excellent overall condition, the present lot is further charmed by the original Certificate of Origin and its fitted presentation box.

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    Patek Philippe

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    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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From a Japanese Collector

Ref. 3800/1
A very fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

百達翡麗,型號3800/1,非常精細罕有,精鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,備中心秒針、日期顯示,約2003年製。附原裝證書、錶盒

Circa 2003
37.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 300,000 
€22,900-34,400
$25,600-38,500

sold for HK$375,000

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Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

WatchesHK@phillips.com

 

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020