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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 3711/1G-001
    Movement No: 3’256’324
    Case No: 4’272’250
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 315 SC aut., 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Goeres Horlogerie SARL dated 11th December 2004, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe Nautilus has become the most iconic wristwatch in recent times. With an ever-growing global following, the famed model was first released in 1976 via the ref. 3700 with a 42mm diameter case that was discontinued in the mid-1980s making way for its mid-sized counterpart ref. 3800 with a 37.5mm diameter case.

    In 2004, Patek Philippe released the rare and desirable ref. 3711/1G-001 featuring its classic ribbed dial, however in glossy black differing from its usual greyish blue hue. Admired by collectors, the 42mm diameter white gold case was appreciated by many due to its luxurious heft. It was offered only in a white gold case but slightly thicker to make room for a sapphire case back and saw the addition of a second’s hand. Produced only for a mere three years, it is estimated that no more than 200 examples of the reference were produced annually during its production span. To further highlight its rarity, no more than 10% of the entire production has surfaced in the market since its launch, making the ref. 3711 extremely rare.

    The present example Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3711/1G-001 from circa 2004 is offered in excellent overall condition boasting an unpolished case that is well-preserved and clean on the surface. With the discontinuation of the ref. 5711 last year, collectors have taken a larger interest in collecting rare and desirable Nautilus references, and this present specimen surely falls under that category.

  • 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. 3711/1G-001
A very rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2004
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$1,400,000 - 2,800,000 

Sold for HK$2,268,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022