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Patek Philippe

Nautilus, Reference 3900 | A stainless steel bracelet watch with date, Retailed by Gübelin, Made in 1984 | 百達翡麗 | Nautilus 型號3900 | 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,由 Gübelin 發行, 1984年製

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Nautilus, Reference 3900 | A stainless steel bracelet watch with date, Retailed by Gübelin, Made in 1984 | 百達翡麗 | Nautilus 型號3900 | 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,由 Gübelin 發行, 1984年製

Nautilus, Reference 3900 | A stainless steel bracelet watch with date, Retailed by Gübelin, Made in 1984 | 百達翡麗 | Nautilus 型號3900 | 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,由 Gübelin 發行, 1984年製

Patek Philippe

Nautilus, Reference 3900

A stainless steel bracelet watch with date, Retailed by Gübelin, Made in 1984

百達翡麗

Nautilus 型號3900

精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,由 Gübelin 發行, 1984年製


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. E23 SC quartz, 7 jewels

Movement number: 1'550'747

Case: stainless steel

Case number: 2'815'424

Closure: stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet and folding clasp

Size: 32 mm width, bracelet circumference approximately 175 mm 

Signed: case, dial and movement, dial further stamped by retailer

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1984 and its subsequent sale on 18th February 1985

附帶後補資料庫精粹

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The date function is working properly. The luminous plots on the indexes have a different shade from the hands when under direct UV light. The bezel and case with light signs of wear that is hardly visible with the naked eyes. The case back with minor signs of wear. The bracelet with surface wears 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."

Reference 3900 is known to be the "boy size" Nautilus for its smaller appearance. Only produced from 1984 to 1989, the reference was made with a large variety of different metals and dial designs, with almost half of them produced in stainless steel. The present example is one of the more uncommon stainless steel examples, not only does it bear the "sigma" text on the dial, it is further stamped by Gübelin, one of Switzerland’s most prestigious retailers. To find a reference 3900 to bear these exceptional features would be an extremely rare opportunity to pass up.