Lot 83
  • 83


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  • Patek Philippe
Dial: blue ribbedCaliber: cal. 28-255C automatic movement, 36 jewelsMovement number: 1305923Case: stainless steel, solid case back secured by screws to the case bandCase number: 536902Closure: stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet with folding claspSize: diameter 42 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 175 mmSigned: case, dial and movementAccessories: 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


CASE Case in overall very good condition. Possible light polish. Case overall with some light surface scuffing and superficial scratches consistent with use and age. A heavier curved scratch mark to the bezel at 8. Case back with light surface scuffs. Bracelet with equivalent wear and scuffing throughout, heavier at the buckle. DIAL Dial with a very small area of loss to the lower right of the center arbor. Some light dust. Some signs of oxidation the indexes especially 11. MOVEMENT Date function operating. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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.