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Patek Philippe

Nautilus, Reference 3712 | '3 dots' A stainless steel bracelet watch with date, moon phases and power reserve indication, Made in 2005 | 百達翡麗 | Nautilus 型號3712 | '3 dots' 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期、月相及動力儲備顯示,2005年製

Property of an Important South East Asian Collector

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Nautilus, Reference 3712 | '3 dots' A stainless steel bracelet watch with date, moon phases and power reserve indication, Made in 2005 | 百達翡麗 | Nautilus 型號3712 | '3 dots' 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期、月相及動力儲備顯示,2005年製

Nautilus, Reference 3712 | '3 dots' A stainless steel bracelet watch with date, moon phases and power reserve indication, Made in 2005 | 百達翡麗 | Nautilus 型號3712 | '3 dots' 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期、月相及動力儲備顯示,2005年製

Property of an Important South East Asian Collector 

Patek Philippe

Nautilus, Reference 3712 '3 dots'

A stainless steel bracelet watch with date, moon phases and power reserve indication, Made in 2005

百達翡麗

Nautilus 型號3712

'3 dots' 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期、月相及動力儲備顯示,2005年製


Dial: blue black

Calibre: cal. 240/164 automatic, 29 jewels

Movement number: 3'170'259

Case: stainless steel, sapphire crystal display back

Case number: 4'340'743

Closure: stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet and double folding clasp

Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 190 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Patek Philippe instruction manual and presentation box. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2005 and its subsequent sale on 31 October 2005


附帶說明書、盒子及後補資料庫精粹

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The watch is in excellent overall condition with hardly any signs of wear. The bracelet with minor wear towards some of the centre links.


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."

Originally launched amidst the quartz crisis in 1976, the Nautilus designed by legendary watchmaker Gerald Genta was credited as one of the watches to revive fine mechanical movements.


The reference 3712 made its debut in 2005 and was the most complicated Nautilus of its time featuring date, moon phases, and power reserve indications. These were asymmetrically displayed on the telltale horizontally embossed dial. The present example is known as the early 1st series by recognising the "3 red dots" at the power reserve indication instead of 4. Discontinued shortly after its release, only around 1700 pieces of the model exclusively produced in stainless steel were said to be sold.


Succeeding the 3712 is the reference 5712 which was released in 2006 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus. While visually very similar, minute differences such as the lack of an index at 7 o’clock of the 5712 and different case constructions separate the two highly coveted references.