Lot 2172
  • 2172

PATEK PHILIPPE | NAUTILUS, REFERENCE 3700 A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, MADE IN 1981

Estimate
160,000 - 320,000 HKD
Sold
500,000 HKD
bidding is closed

Description

  • NAUTILUS, REFERENCE 3700 A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, MADE IN 1981
Dial: anthraciteCalibre: cal. 28-255C automatic, 36 jewelsMovement number: 1'309'869Case: stainless steelCase number: 538'862Closure: stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet and folding claspSize: 41 mm width, bracelet circumference approximately 170 mmSigned: case, dial and movementAccessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production in 1981 and its subsequent sale on 24 April 1981

Catalogue Note

The reference 3700 was launched in 1976 with production lasting until 1998. The steel variants however ended production around 1986/1987 thus making them rarer and ultimately more desirable. This particular example, as is readily seen, has experience some amount of degradation to the dial. Over time the blue finish has in parts faded or come away, revealing the brass plate beneath. The result however is far from unattractive and only serves to heighten the general aesthetic, making it truly one of a kind.

Though this watch has seen some wear in its time it remains wholly original, with its hands, dial and bracelet all being retained.

Close