Patek Philippe - Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS Hong Kong Sunday, May 26, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1987
    Reference No: 3800/1
    Movement No: 1'426'036
    Case No: 2'832'026
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 335 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 190 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed
    Accessories: With certificate of origin dated August 27, 1987 and Patek Philippe presentation box. Further delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production in 1987 and its subsequent sale on June 5, 1987

  • Catalogue Essay

    In production between 1981 and 2006, the reference 3800 was the mid-size edition of the legendary Patek Philippe Nautilus series. Extremely stunning and irresistibly eye-catching, this particular example is housed in a beautifully crafted yellow gold case. Contrasting beautifully with the lustrous yellow tone of the case and bracelet, this example is fitted with a black matte ribbed dial with applied yellow gold hour markers. Preserved in overall excellent condition, the hallmarks are crisp and clear and the factory finish is retained. By all means versatile and good-looking, the present watch 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 very rare yellow gold wristwatch with date, sweep center seconds, bracelet, original certificate and presentation box

37.5 mm diameter
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$412,500

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Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019