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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2002
    Reference No: 3800/1J-001
    Movement No: 3’032’226
    Case No: 4’175’900
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 330 SC, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow and white gold Patek Philippe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated February 2, 2002, hang tag, product literature, leather folio, and inner and outer presentation boxes.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the same way that Rolex uses the Day-Date as their own artist’s palette, so too does Patek Philippe use the Nautilus – and more specifically, the mid-size Nautilus reference 3800. At 37.5mm, it was first introduced in the 1980s as a smaller alternative to the 3700 “Jumbo”. Designed for smaller wrist sizes, it could certainly be considered a more feminine incarnation. In accordance with that “feminine” ethos, the reference 3800 has taken on myriad presentations. While some configurations would eventually end up as “Jumbo” designs, the designers at Patek Philippe enjoyed their time experimenting with case and dial materials and combinations and the application and placement of precious stones. The ceramic dial option was offered specifically for the Nautilus 3800 collection, seen in a few examples of the Aquanaut, and not used in other Patek Philippe references thereafter – for what reason, we cannot be sure.

    With the increased market attention on the larger 3700 and its successor the 5711, the surging popularity of the 3800 is certainly proof that a rising tide lifts all boats. Sourced from the collection of the original owner, coming from the Midwestern United States, the present example is complete with its original Certificate of Origin and presentation box. The warm eggshell ceramic dial has been preserved in superb, flawless condition, with beautiful tritium luminous dots, as confirmed on the original certificate. This 3800 wears superbly and comfortably on the wrist, the ideal watch to fit any wrist size, slim yet with enough panache to draw just the right kind of attention.


  • 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. 3800/1J-001
A strikingly attractive yellow gold wristwatch with bracelet, date, Certificate of Origin, and presentation box

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

$25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $75,600

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022