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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1989
    Reference No: 3800/1
    Movement No: 1’427’822
    Case No: 2’860’708
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 335 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture in 1989 and its subsequent date of sale on 20th November 1989.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1981 until 2006, the ref. 3800 is sandwiched in between the ref. 3700 and the ref. 3900. Measuring 37.5mm diameter in case dimensions, the ref. 3800 is a “mid-sized” iteration of the renowned Nautilus. Incredibly chic and understated, the reference is a perfect unisex wristwatch. Initially launched in stainless steel, the reference was also released in many variations, perhaps the most amongst all Nautilus references.

    Preserved in excellent overall condition, the present example is highly desirable and further heightened by the “Tiffany & Co” signature on the dial, making this present example a few times rarer than its regular counterpart. Displaying a clean blue ribbed dial with uniformly aged luminous indexes and hands, the present ref. 3800 in stainless steel is definitely a keeper.

  • 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. 3800/1
A very fine, attractive and rare stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date and bracelet, retailed by Tiffany & Co

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

HK$310,000 - 500,000 

Sold for HK$687,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020