Patek Philippe

Blue Edition Ellipse Jumbo Reference 3738/1J, a yellow gold automatic wristwatch

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Patek Philippe 3738/1J Ellipse Jumbo automatic satiné Blue Edition in solid 18k yellow gold on a bracelet. Extremely rare model with original 18k yellow gold woven Patek Philippe bracelet. Satiné blue with applied yellow gold baton indexes. Yellow gold baton hands. The caliber 240 ultra-thin mechanical self-winding automatic movement features rhodium-plated fausses cotes decoration and has 27 jewels, a straight line lever escapement, 161 parts, a gyromax balance adjusted for heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, a shock absorber, a self-compensating free-sprung flat balance-spring, and it oscillates at 21,600 vibrations per hour. It has a 22k gold off-center mini rotor and a maximum power reserve of 48 hours.

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The watch is in overall good condition with light wear throughout commensurate with age. Case is in overall good condition with minor surface wear. Bracelet is in overall good condition Dial is in overall good condition. Caseback has signs of scratches. The movement is running at the 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.

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Dial Color(s)


Dial Numerals


Movement Type


Case Material(s)

Yellow Gold

Case Size (mm)


Case Back


Band Material

Yellow Gold

Dimension Notes

Fits a wrist size of 7.25 inches or smaller.

Clasp Type

Fold clasp

Clasp Material(s)

Yellow Gold





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