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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1983
    Reference No: 4700/3
    Movement No: 1’526’635
    Case No: 2’797’721
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18K yellow gold and diamond
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. E19C, 7 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 165mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 26mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe outer packaging and fitted presentation box. Further delivered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 1983 and its subsequent date of sale on the 9th August 1984.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Making its debut in 1981, the Patek Philippe ladies Nautilus ref. 4700 was and still is today the smallest ever Nautilus reference produced with a 26mm diameter case. Released in stainless steel, two tone gold and stainless steel, gold and platinum, these petite cases were made by La-Chaux-de-Fonds master casemaker Favre-Perret. Introduced during the heights of the quartz crisis, the ref. 4700 is powered by the firm’s quartz cal. E19C. Over the course of its production from 1981-2004, it is known that over 36 variants of the reference was produced offering a wide array of selections to cater towards the discerned lady collector.

    The present example Patek Philippe ref. 4700/3 in yellow gold is lavishly decorated with a diamond-set bezel and indexes fitted with a gilt ribbed dial matching harmoniously with the hue of the yellow gold case. Offered in attractive overall condition with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archive confirming its production of the present timepiece in 1983 and its original presentation box, this will surely please the trendy lady collector seeking for an exquisite timepiece.

  • 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. 4700/3
A lady's fine and attractive quartz diamond-set wristwatch with date, diamond-set indexes, bracelet and presentation box

1983
26mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 120,000 
€6,700-13,300
$7,700-15,400

Sold for HK$126,000

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Thomas Perazzi
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021