NAUTILUS, REF 3800/001
STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE
MADE IN 1988
Dial: anthracite, ribbed
Calibre: cal. 335SC automatic, 29 jewels
Movement number: 1'427'117
Case: stainless steel, back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 2'853'583
Closure: stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 37 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 170 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on January 16th, 1989, user manual, booklets, document holder and presentation case
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MVT: running at the time of cataloguing, date advances.
CASE: shows signs of previous polishing. With surface marks throughout. The bracelet bears some stretch to the links.
DIAL: dial and hands in good condition, hands are later replacement.
Please note: Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
"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."
The 3/4 size Nautilus was produced between 1981 and 2006. Collectors have acknowledged 4 different iterations over the course of its life. The present example bears the caliber 335SC with the "quick change" functionality, essentially a direct crown setting allowing to set the date in instant jumps, affixing it to the second generation for this reference, produced between 1987 and 1992.
The stainless steel case was manufactured by Favre-Perret and the dials by Stern Créations. The slightly more conservative case size ensures this timepiece perfectly fits a wrist which would not necessarily accommodate the larger, Jumbo size.