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Patek Philippe

'Jumbo' Nautilus, Ref. 3700/11 Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1977 | 百達翡麗 | 3700/11型號「'Jumbo' Nautilus」精鋼鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1977

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

'Jumbo' Nautilus, Ref. 3700/11 Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1977 | 百達翡麗 | 3700/11型號「'Jumbo' Nautilus」精鋼鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1977

'Jumbo' Nautilus, Ref. 3700/11 Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1977 | 百達翡麗 | 3700/11型號「'Jumbo' Nautilus」精鋼鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1977

Patek Philippe


'Jumbo' Nautilus, Ref. 3700/11

Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet

Circa 1977


百達翡麗

3700/11型號「'Jumbo' Nautilus」精鋼鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1977


Dial: black-blue

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

Movement number: 1'302'652 

Case: stainless steel, back secured by 4 screws

Case number: 540'971

Closure: stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet and folding clasp 

Dimensions: 40 mm (10–4 o’clock), bracelet circumference approx. 195 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract form the Archives confirming date of sale on April 13, 1977

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

CASE: in fair and honest condition. There is noticeable corrosion on the back, as well as signs of wear and polishing including some dings and scratches. The bracelet with wear, warping and some minor corrosion. There is on link that is missing.

DIAL: in fair and attractive condition. There are some surface marks and blemishes visible with the naked eye mainly towards the outer edges. The luminous indexes show an even reaction under UV light, fading quickly after exposure.


"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 watch industry hard at the time. Created by Gerald 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 and consistently attain even higher prices on the secondary market.