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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1999
    Reference No: 3800/1-001
    Movement No: 3’025’556
    Case No: 4’043’912
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330SC aut, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Maisssen Uhren and BiJouterie Klosters dated 29th January 1999, service invoice and correspondence, leather folio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In production between 1981 and 2006, the reference 3800 was the mid-sized version in the legendary Patek Philippe Nautilus series. 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 is an incredibly compact and chic version of the original Nautilus and can be deemed as the perfect unisex luxury sports wristwatch offering a wide array of dial variations and case materials.

    The present watch is preserved in attractive overall condition, the dial has furthermore aged beautifully with time, with the hour markers and hands displaying warm patina. Accompanied with its original certificate dating the timepiece to circa 1999, the present lot is also accompanied with tis original accessories.

  • 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. 3800/1-001
A fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 1999
37.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$235,000 - 390,000 
€27,600-45,700
$30,100-50,000

Sold for HK$630,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022