PATEK PHILIPPE | NAUTILUS, REFERENCE 3800, A STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1996 | 百達翡麗 | "Nautilus 型號3800 精鋼鏈帶腕錶，備日期顯示，機芯編號3020684，錶殼編號4000880，約1996年製"
160,000 to - 240,000 HKD
160,000 to - 240,000 HKD
NAUTILUS, REFERENCE 3800
A STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1996
Calibre: cal. 330 SC automatic, 30 jewels
Movement number: 3'020'684
Case: stainless steel
Case number: 4'000'880
Closure: stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 37.5 mm width, bracelet circumference approximately 185 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Registered Guarantee Card, instruction manual and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The date function is working properly. The bezel with minor surface wear in places. The band with minor surface wear particularly towards the crown and at 9 o'clock. The case back with minor signs of wear towards the center. The bracelet with minor surface wear, particularly toward the center links. Otherwise the watch is in good overall condition with no signs of polishing. The watch with nice case lines and definitions throughout.
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."
Coveted all over the world, the Nautilus is arguably the hottest watch on the market today. Extremely hard to buy retail, prices have soared close to three times the standard retail price for the entry level reference 5711 and market hysteria has pushed the vintage pieces to prices never seen before. The Nautilus design still captivates the market today.
In production from 1981 until 2006, reference 3800 is the mid-size version of the original Nautilus reference 3700. It differs from the original reference, the present reference 3800 features a center sweep second hand. The present example is enhanced by very crisp case lines and proportions.