View full screen - View 1 of Lot 60. Reference 3800/1JA-001 Nautilus, A stainless steel and yellow gold automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1997 百達翡麗 3800/1JA-001型號 Nautilus 精鋼及黃金自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,約1997年製.
60

Patek Philippe

Reference 3800/1JA-001 Nautilus, A stainless steel and yellow gold automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1997 百達翡麗 3800/1JA-001型號 Nautilus 精鋼及黃金自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,約1997年製

Estimate:

25,000 - 45,000 USD

Property from the Family of the Original Owner

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Reference 3800/1JA-001 Nautilus, A stainless steel and yellow gold automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1997 百達翡麗 3800/1JA-001型號 Nautilus 精鋼及黃金自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,約1997年製

Reference 3800/1JA-001 Nautilus, A stainless steel and yellow gold automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1997 百達翡麗 3800/1JA-001型號 Nautilus 精鋼及黃金自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,約1997年製

Estimate:

25,000 - 45,000 USD

Lot sold:

40,320

USD

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Reference 3800/1JA-001 Nautilus

A stainless steel and yellow gold automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1997


Dial: blue/black ribbed

Caliber: cal. 330 SC automatic, 30 jewels

Movement Number: 3'023'487

Case: stainless steel and 18k yellow gold, solid case back

Case number: 4'018'551

Closure: stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet with folding clasp

Size: 42 mm diameter, bracelet circumference is approximately 175 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation box with outer packaging, Certificate of Origin dated July 24, 2002, leather bi-fold and booklets 

Case: The case is in overall good condition with surface wear visible to the naked eye. A nick to the bezel at 3 'clock. Bracelet with surface scuffing and wear throughout. Previous light polish.


Dial: The dial is in overall excellent condition with light signs of dust. The luminous plots have aged attractively and evenly throughout. Service hands.


Movement: All functions operating. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


**Please note that the interior of the presentation box is deteriorating.**


"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."

Launched following a slower than expected reaction to the reference 3700, the reference 3800 was realized with a smaller 37.5mm case, as opposed to the larger 41mm diameter of its sister reference. The difference in size however detracts from its appearance in no way whatsoever and the watch retains every attribute of a Nautilus for which all watch collectors currently fawn. Comprised of both steel and gold, this particular 3800 has a strong presence on the wrist, the combinations of metals providing a certain added sophistication to what is already a very versatile and wearable watch.

This attractive example in stainless steel and yellow gold features and blueish-black ribbed dial, and has been preserved in wonderful condition.