Lot 135
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PATEK PHILIPPE | NAUTILUS, REF 3712-001STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, MOON PHASES, POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRACELETMADE IN 2005

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 CHF
Sold
93,750 CHF
bidding is closed

Description

  • Patek Philippe
  • NAUTILUS, REF 3712-001STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, MOON PHASES, POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRACELETMADE IN 2005
Dial: black-blueCalibre: cal. 240 PS automatic, 29 jewelsMovement number: 3’170’259Case: stainless steel, sapphire crystal display backCase number:  4’340’743Closure: stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet and double folding claspSize: 42.5 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 170 mmSigned: case, dial and movementAccessories: Patek Philippe presentation case and Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on October 31st, 2005

Catalogue Note

The Nautilus reference 3712 was introduced in 2005 and had a very short production run. It is believed to have been made only for about eight months and therefore the overall production output is rather low too with an estimate of 1'700 pieces having been sold. At the time of production it was the most complicated Nautilus version as it included, in addition to the date which previous models had already, moon phases, a power-reserve indication and subsidiary seconds. The way those indications and apertures are placed on the dial is particular, and seems slightly off at first glance, giving the watch a special touch. 

It was replaced already in 2006 by the similar reference 5712, which was introduced to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the iconic Nautilus model. The two models can be distinguished by a subtle difference to the dial, namely the very small applied index at 7 o'clock which can be found on the 3712 but not on the 5712. 



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