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Patek Philippe

'Jumbo' Nautilus, Ref. 3700/1 Stainless steel wristwatch with date, bracelet and cork presentation case Made in 1976 | 百達翡麗 3700/1型號「'Jumbo' Nautilus」精鋼鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,附軟木錶盒,1976年製

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

120,000

to
- 180,000 CHF

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

'Jumbo' Nautilus, Ref. 3700/1 Stainless steel wristwatch with date, bracelet and cork presentation case Made in 1976 | 百達翡麗 3700/1型號「'Jumbo' Nautilus」精鋼鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,附軟木錶盒,1976年製

'Jumbo' Nautilus, Ref. 3700/1 Stainless steel wristwatch with date, bracelet and cork presentation case Made in 1976 | 百達翡麗 3700/1型號「'Jumbo' Nautilus」精鋼鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,附軟木錶盒,1976年製

Estimate:

120,000

to
- 180,000 CHF

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Patek Philippe

'Jumbo' Nautilus, Ref. 3700/1

Stainless steel wristwatch with date, bracelet and cork presentation case

Made in 1976

百達翡麗 3700/1型號「'Jumbo' Nautilus」精鋼鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,附軟木錶盒,1976年製


Dial: black-blue

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

Movement number: 1'303'379

Case: stainless steel Nautilus

Case number: 532'751

Closure: stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 40 mm (10-4 o'clock), bracelet circumference approx. 175 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: no

Accessories: Patek Philippe cork presentation case and Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on June 2nd, 1977

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the date advancing.

CASE: in very good and attractive condition with nice proportions and metal-brushed finishing. There are light signs of wear visible with the naked eye, such as fine scuffs and scratches. The watch received a polish at some point in time. The bracelet is in good condition with some wear visible and light stretching.

DIAL: in good condition. There are a few fine surface blemishes and there is fine staining visible with the naked eye. The luminous indexes have aged nicely and fade immediately after exposure to UV light. The hands show a stronger and longer reaction as they have been replaced at some point.


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."

The Patek Philippe Nautilus was launched in 1976 during the quartz crisis, which was hitting the Swiss watches industry hard at the time. Created by Gérald Genta, the iconic porthole-inspired design endured the crisis and is still extremely popular today. The first Nautilus reference was the 3700, such as the present lot, and produced until 1998 though steel versions were only made until 1986/1987. Boasting a large case for the time period, the nickname 'Jumbo' was adopted by collectors and stuck ever since.

When launched, Patek Philippe advertised the model as possibly the most expensive steel watch on the market which is still accurate today since succeeding references are definitely among the most expensive steel watches produced in series, often attaining even higher prices on the secondary market.

The period correct 'sigma' dial of this example has been retained in attractive condition. While usually the earliest examples had a minute track with little batons, the present lot has a dotted minute track such as it is still the case for the modern reference 5711. The watch is further equipped with a period correct stainless steel bracelet that has 'Nautilus' written within the clasp.

This 3700 is accompanied by its rare and original cork presentation case and therefore ideal both for a distinguished collector wishing to have it in the collection and an individual wishing to wear an incredibly attractive vintage watch.