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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: 3800/3
    Movement No: 3’023’565
    Case No: 2’990’924
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18K white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330/194, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Delivered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 1997 and its subsequent date of sale on 2nd February 1998.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 3800 offers versatility for both the discerned lady and gentleman collector. Case made by Favre-Perret, the reference was available in a wide array of metals and configurations including stainless steel, two tone steel and gold, yellow gold, pink gold, white gold, platinum and gem-set examples. Throughout its entire production span, the reference comprises a total of four series.

    The present example Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3800/3 in white gold with an attractive diamond-set bezel with matching diamond-set indexes atop of a clean opaline white dial is certainly a crowd pleaser that is elegant with a hint of flamboyance. Equipped with the latest generation cal. 330/194, indicating the present example to be from the fourth series, the state of preservation of the present example will surely be the highlight of the present piece along with its rare configuration.

  • 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. 3800/3
A very fine and rare white gold and diamond-set wristwatch with center seconds, date, diamond-set indexes and bracelet

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

HK$300,000 - 500,000 

Sold for HK$1,134,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022