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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1983
    Reference No: 3800/1
    Movement No: 1’421’850
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 335SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Two-tone 18K yellow gold and 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 Climo Jewellers, Italy dated 28 July 1983, product literature, instruction manual, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 1981, the Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3800 comes in at a mid-sized unisex variant of 37.5mm diameter case size. Retaining all the aesthetical attributes as its jumbo counterpart ref. 3700 including its signature ribbed dial and case design, the ref. 3800 was produced and offered with a wide array of variants making this mid-sized model one of the most interesting luxury sports references to collect. Produced until 2006, the ref. 3800 was replaced by the short-lived ref. 5800.

    The present example Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3800/1 features a two-tone stainless steel and yellow gold case. For lovers of the Nautilus, the ref. 3800 is truly and great and versatile wristwatch perfect for daily wear. The present lot is offered with its original certificate and presentation box.

  • 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 fine and rare two-tone stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 1983
37.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$200,000 - 275,000 

Sold for HK$504,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022