PATEK PHILIPPE | NAUTILUS, REFERENCE 3800/1A STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE, MADE IN 1997
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- NAUTILUS, REFERENCE 3800/1A STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE, MADE IN 1997
Dial: blueCalibre: cal. 330 SC automatic, 30 jewelsMovement number: 3'022'007 Case: stainless steelCase number: 4'009'656 Closure: stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet and folding clasp Size: 37.5 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 185 mmSigned: case, dial and movement Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and presentation box. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1997 and its subsequent sale on 21 March 1997
First designed in 1976 by the master, Gerald Genta, the Nautilus was inspired by that of a ships porthole. Introduced as a reference 3700, the Nautilus has stayed true to its original design but there have been various upgrades over the last 40 years. Coveted all over the world, the Nautilus is arguably the hottest watch on the market today. Extremely hard to buy retail, prices have soared close to three times the standard retail price for the entry level reference 5711 and market hysteria has pushed the vintage pieces to prices never seen before. The following lots, are just but a few examples of the Nautilus consigned by highly important collectors to illustrate how a design, conceived in minutes, still captivates the market today. In production from 1981 until 2006, reference 3800 is the mid-size version of the original Nautilus reference 3700. It differs from the original reference, the present reference 3800 features a centre sweep second hand. Complete with original certificate and presentation box, the present watch is preserved in good overall condition.