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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1998
    Reference No: 3710/1A-001
    Movement No: 3’148’224
    Case No: 4’050’559
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe presentation box. Further delivered with the Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 1998 and its subsequent date of sale on 15th December 1998, a typographic error is present on the reference number on the present extract issued from the manufacture.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 3710 was the new kid on the block from the Nautilus collection that was in production from 1998 until 2006. It was the first Nautilus model to feature a complication, which until then had always been a time-only wristwatch. The reference 3710/1A marked the first complication from all its predecessors; it was the first-ever Nautilus to have a complication other than the date function - it was an addition of a power reserve indicator.

    It was exclusively produced in stainless steel until it was discontinued in 2006, the 3710/1A is fitted with a matte black dial and applied Roman numerals that are filled with luminous materials to aid reading of the time display in a darker shade. The power reserve complication, or IZR for Indication de Zone de Remontage, is displayed between 11 and 12 o’clock, a rather interesting placement adding to the charm of the present lot.

    With the arrival of ref. 3710/1A also marked the first time that the "Jumbo" case proportions were used in a Nautilus other than the original 3700, as part of the comeback of the “Jumbo” 42mm case diameter prized by collectors. Produced for a sweet 8 years, it was a momentum piece that lead to future development by Patek Philippe to introduce further complications into the successful line of Nautilus.

  • 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-001
A captivating and early stainless steel wristwatch with date, power reserve, bracelet and presentation box

1998
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$155,000 - 310,000 
€18,200-36,400
$19,900-39,700

Sold for HK$781,200

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022