Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1995
    Reference No: 3800/003
    Movement No: 1’933’613
    Case No: 2'960'429
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Platinum and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Cortina Watch Centre H.K. LTD., Hong Kong dated 11th December 1996, instruction manual, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box. Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture in 1995 and its subsequent date of sale on 21st 1995.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in the early 1980s, the Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3800 was the first evolutional Nautilus model featuring a case size of 37.5mm diameter ultimately being the mid-sized variant of the important model. While smaller in size, the Nautilus reference 3800 maintained all the design cues of its "bigger" brother, with its porthole inspired case and integrated metal bracelet - offering a mid-size proposal to those who did not fully appreciate the larger case of the Jumbo. The most important evolution between ref. 3700 and 3800 is the addition of a center seconds hand indicating a mechanical upgrade with the adoption of the Patek Philippe caliber 330SC and variants.

    Over the course of its production ending in 2006, the reference was the most fruitful Nautilus model offering collectors a wide array of materials and dial options, making it one of the most interesting Nautilus references to collect. While it is indeed that some examples and variants are rarer than others, platinum examples of the references are considered one of the rarest.

    The present example from the last of its series in platinum is further adorned with a diamond-set bezel and a classic blue ribbed dial set with diamond indexes. Complete with its original certificate and presentation box, this is a rare and delightful opportunity for collectors seeking for the rare and illusive platinum ref. 3800.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner


Ref. 3800/003
A very fine, rare and attractive platinum and diamond-set wristwatch with center seconds, date, diamond-set indexes, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

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

HK$550,000 - 1,000,000 

Sold for HK$806,400

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)