PATEK PHILIPPE | NAUTILUS, REFERENCE 3800/108, A YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND EMERALD-SET BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE, MADE IN 1991 | 百達翡麗 | "Nautilus 型號3800/108 黃金鑲鑽石及綠寶石鏈帶腕錶，備日期顯示，機芯編號1429565，錶殼編號2905866，1991年製"
NAUTILUS, REFERENCE 3800/108
A YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND EMERALD-SET BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE, MADE IN 1991
Dial: pavé-set diamond
Calibre: cal. 335 SC automatic, 29 jewels
Movement number: 1'429'565
Case: 18k yellow gold
Case number: 2'905'866
Closure: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 37.5 mm width, bracelet circumference approximately 168 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with pavé diamond-set dial and 3/4 emerald hour-markers in 1991 and its subsequent sale on 29 July 1992
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All diamonds are intact. The date function is working properly. The hallmarks on the case back is extremely crisp with only minor surface wear caused from the bracelet. Otherwise the watch is in excellent overall condition and does not seem to have been used often.
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."
Designed by the legendary watch designer Gerald Genta during the 1970s quartz crisis, the Nautilus remains one of the world’s most recognisable luxury sport watches. Produced from 1981 to 2006, the present reference 3800 pays tribute to the larger-sized reference 3700 ‘Jumbo’, while maintaining the distinctive rounded octagonal-shaped bezel inspired by a maritime porthole.
Blending nautical spirit with elaborate jewel-setting technique, this present example features a pavé-set case: the striking baguette-cut emerald hour indexes complement the golden hands and the glistering diamond-embellished dial. While the yellow-gold case evokes the bold visuals, glamour and nostalgia of the golden era during the 1970s and 1980s.
Melding the iconic rounded-angle contours of the Nautilus with a highly-jewelled aesthetic, the present reference embodies the duality of modernity and elegance. Fitted with 220 diamonds of 7.01 carats, the present watch offers an exclusive opportunity to collect an extremely-rare variation of the reference 3800.