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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: 3800/1
    Movement No: 3’023’828
    Case No: 2’990’916
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 330 SC, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe‎ bracelet, max length 200 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe‎ double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1997 and its subsequent sale on June 8, 1998 and that the watch is fitted with a white ceramic dial

  • Catalogue Essay

    In production between 1981 and 2006, the reference 3800 was the mid-size edition of the legendary Patek Philippe Nautilus series.

    Striking and stunning, the white ceramic dial is the most attention-grabbing feature of the watch. Adding an element of collectability, this particular example is housed in a finely crafted 18K yellow gold case, which confers a sense of lavishness and splendor to the timepiece. Preserved in overall excellent condition, the present lot is fresh to the market and a watch that can easily go from the outdoors to a fancy cocktail party in a single day.

  • 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 yellow gold wristwatch with white dial, date, sweep center seconds and bracelet

1997
37.5 mm diameter
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 300,000 
€17,700-33,100
$20,500-38,500

Sold for HK$325,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018