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PROPERTY FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Patek Philippe
REF 3700/1 'JUMBO' NAUTILUS A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET MADE IN 1979
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 118,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Patek Philippe
REF 3700/1 'JUMBO' NAUTILUS A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET MADE IN 1979
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 118,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Patek Philippe
REF 3700/1 'JUMBO' NAUTILUS A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET MADE IN 1979
Dial: blue ribbed
Caliber: cal. 28-255C automatic movement, 36 jewels
Movement number: 1305923
Case: stainless steel, solid case back secured by screws to the case band
Case number: 536902
Closure: stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet with folding clasp
Size: diameter 42 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 175 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation box, Certificate of Origin, Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on August 1, 1979 with a steel bracelet, leather sleeve and pamphlet
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Catalogue Note

The present watch, known as the 'Jumbo' Nautilus, is the largest of the vintage Nautilus series. Patek Philippe employed Gerald Genta to design the Nautilus, which they launched in 1976.  When the firm originally introduced the Nautilus, they found that many clients did not like this change in direction from their yellow gold more classically shaped timepieces.  

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Patek still spared no expense in creating the most attractive sports watch possible in the industry. The porthole-shaped dial has become iconic since this watch first came onto the market, and Patek focused on important design details, such as the combination of polished and satin-brushed case, as well as the integrated steel bracelet. Their dedication to sophisticated style and high level of craftsmanship transitioned well between the classic dress watch and the sports watch, and has helped cement the Nautilus as an icon in their oeuvre. 

The present lot was gifted to the original owner by his father, who purchased the piece at the renowned Parisian Jeweler, O.J. Perrin. 

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