View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2088. PATEK PHILIPPE | NAUTILUS, REFERENCE 3700, A YELLOW GOLD BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1980 | 百達翡麗 | "Nautilus 型號3700 黃金鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,機芯編號1307252,錶殼編號544962,約1980年製".
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PATEK PHILIPPE | NAUTILUS, REFERENCE 3700, A YELLOW GOLD BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1980 | 百達翡麗 | "Nautilus 型號3700 黃金鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,機芯編號1307252,錶殼編號544962,約1980年製"

Estimate:

800,000 to - 1,600,000 HKD

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTOR

PATEK PHILIPPE | NAUTILUS, REFERENCE 3700, A YELLOW GOLD BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1980 | 百達翡麗 | "Nautilus 型號3700 黃金鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,機芯編號1307252,錶殼編號544962,約1980年製"

PATEK PHILIPPE | NAUTILUS, REFERENCE 3700, A YELLOW GOLD BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1980 | 百達翡麗 | "Nautilus 型號3700 黃金鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,機芯編號1307252,錶殼編號544962,約1980年製"

Estimate:

800,000 to - 1,600,000 HKD

Lot sold:

1,386,000

HKD

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTOR

PATEK PHILIPPE

百達翡麗


NAUTILUS, REFERENCE 3700

A YELLOW GOLD BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1980

Nautilus 型號3700

黃金鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,機芯編號1307252,錶殼編號544962,約1980年製

附帶證書及盒子


Dial: blue black

Calibre: cal. 28-255C automatic, 36 jewels

Movement number: 1'307'252

Case: 18k yellow gold

Case number: 544'962

Closure: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet and folding clasp

Size: 40 mm width, bracelet circumference approximately 193 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and presentation box

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The date function is working properly. The dial is in very good condition and the hands have been replaced during a servicing. The bezel with minor signs of wear toward the edges that can be seen with the naked eye. The band with light signs of wear particularly to 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock and a minor surface wear at 1 o'clock. The case back with minor wear specifically toward the edges, and retains a Patek Philippe service sticker. The bracelet with minor surface wear particularly toward the center links. Otherwise the watch is in very good and honest overall condition. The gold has developed a nice patina over the years.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.


You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"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."

Produced from 1976 to 1998, reference 3700 was nicknamed the Nautilus “Jumbo” for its impressive size at that time, and received many variations. Designed by Gérald Genta, the Nautilus was inspired by the portholes on an ocean liner, and was marketed to be the most expensive stainless steel watch on launch. With the flat automatic movement calibre 28-255C and a date aperture, reference 3700 is considered one of the most important sports watches to date, proving itself to be a timeless classic.


The present watch has been preserved in very crisp and original condition with nice crisp case lines, full bracelet and original clasp.