A fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date, power reserve and bracelet, accompanied with certificate of origin and presentation box, in "New Old Stock" condition

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 3710/1A
    Movement No: 3’415’160
    Case No: 4’328’691
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 190
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe concealed deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, wooden presentation box, hang tag, leather envelop, product literature and outer packaging. Further accompanied by Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2006 and its subsequent sale on February 21st, 2006.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe celebrated the Nautilus model’s 40th anniversary in 2016 and over the course of that time, it has become one of the most recognized and beloved sports models available.

    The first Nautilus model, designed by Gérald Genta, was inspired by the maritime and in particular Captain Nemo’s submarine “Nautilus” in Jules Verne’s adventure story Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The 42mm diameter case was consider a “jumbo” size for the time and it embodied the new avant-garde design influences of the early 1970s, a period of cultural change and relaxing societal norms with less formal affairs and a more laid back attitude: an ideal environment for the laidback elegance of the Nautilus.

    The reference 3710 was a new generation of Nautilus was in production from 1998 until 2006. It was the first Nautilus model to feature a complication, which until then had always been a time only wristwatch. Patek Philippe added a winding indicator or “Indication de Zone de Remontage” (IZR) at the 12 o’clock, slightly left of center and moving the signature to the 6 o’clock position. The reference 3710 saw the return to the “Jumbo” size, and was only available in stainless steel with a black dial.

    The present example is offered by its original Italian owner, who, farsightedly, bought it purely for investment purposes and never used it. It is in absolutely “as new” condition, having spent its entire lifetime in a safety deposit box in Milan. It is offered with its original certificate and presentation box and is a wonderful opportunity to own one of the most iconic timepieces of modern times, with a twist.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 3710/1A
A fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date, power reserve and bracelet, accompanied with certificate of origin and presentation box, in "New Old Stock" condition

2006
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed

Estimate
$40,000 - 80,000 
CHF39,800-79,600
€36,300-72,500
HK$313,000-626,000

sold for $75,000

Contact Specialist
Paul Boutros
Head of Watches, Americas & International Strategy Advisor
Senior Vice President
+1 212 940 1293
pboutros@phillips.com

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New York Auction 10 December 2019