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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1998
    Reference No: 3800/3J-001
    Movement No: 3’025’177
    Case No: 4’018’449
    Model Name: Nautilus Mid-Size
    Material: 18K yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330 SC, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Nautilus bracelet, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe Nautilus deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin indicating purchase on December 19th, 2003, product literature, leather folio, hang tag, fitted presentation box, and outer packaging. Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1998, and its subsequent sale on July 13th, 1998 with gilded ribbed dial.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1981, the reference 3800 was Patek Philippe’s smaller iteration of the original Nautilus reference 3700. Measuring a still substantial 37.5mm diameter, the ref. 3800 is perhaps the perfect unisex wristwatch in modern times. The reference was manufactured with a wide array of case materials and dial variations, making it one of the most interesting luxury sports models manufactured by Patek Philippe to collect. Produced until 2006, the reference was launched in 4 series during its production spanning 25 years. The present 3800/3J belongs to the fourth and final series, featuring the ultra-thin, in-house caliber 330 194, which is marked by the Geneva seal and features a sweeping central seconds hand. Encased in yellow gold and fitted with a champagne ridged dial, this particular monochromatic iteration is extremely rare. Moreover, the diamond-set bezel and indexes add a subtle touch of elegance to the sports watch. Offered in like-new, hardly-worn condition and accompanied by its full set of accessories, the present Nautilus is sure to entice both male and female collectors of one of Mr. Gérald Genta’s most sought-after creations.

  • 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. 3800/3J-001
A beautiful, well-preserved, and extremely rare yellow gold and diamond-set wristwatch with integrated bracelet, Certificate of Origin, and presentation box

37.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet, and clasp signed.

$25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $100,800

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New York Auction 12 December 2020