Nautilus, Ref. 3800/1A Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1988 | 百達翡麗 | 3800/1A型號「Nautilus」精鋼鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示，年份約1988
Nautilus, Ref. 3800/1A
Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet
Calibre: cal. 335 SC automatic, 29 jewels
Movement number: 1'424'818
Case: stainless steel, back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 2'810'587
Closure: stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 37 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 200 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation case with outer packaging
MVT: is running at the time of cataloging. The date is advancing.
CASE: is in good condition. It presents some fine scratches and minute dings. The bezel is stamped 587 and has some small corrosion spots under it. The bracelet is in fair condition. It presents some scratches.
DIAL: is in good condition. It presents some blemishes and some minor marks around the dial under the bezel. At 3 o'clock, there is a scratch under the bezel. The indexes present a consistent reaction to UV-lighting fading quickly. The hands have been changed. Please note that the inside of the presentation case is flaking.
"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."
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In 1981 Patek Philippe launched the Nautilus, reference 3800/1. The watch had a reduced diameter and provided an attractive alternative to the already popular 'Jumbo' version. The watch also featured the new calibre 335 SC with centre seconds hand and was available in steel, two-tone and full gold. The stainless steel case was manufactured by Favre-Perret and the dials by Stern Créations. The slightly more conservative case size ensures this timepiece perfectly fits a wrist which would not necessarily accommodate the larger Jumbo size.