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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1990
    Reference No: 3800/103
    Movement No: 1’428’096
    Case No: 2’872’538
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18K yellow gold, diamonds and ruby
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 335SC aut., 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    While smaller in size, the Nautilus reference 3800 maintained all the design cues of its older brother, with its porthole inspired case and integrated metal bracelet. The major change was the addition of a seconds hand indicating a mechanical evolution with the adoption of the Patek Philippe calibre 335 SC and variants. The Nautilus is considered a more casual offering from Patek Philippe, was predominantly cased in steel with a few exceptions, in gold, or in steel and gold. However, gem-set versions like the present model are very rare.

    The present example ref. 3800/103 features a rare and desirable yellow gold case with a diamond-set bezel and diamond and ruby-set indexes on the dial.

  • 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. 3800/103
A bedazzled and rare yellow gold and diamond-set wristwatch with center seconds, date, ruby-set indexes, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 1990
37.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$320,000 - 630,000 

Sold for HK$819,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022