.PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS JUMBO REF. 3700/011JA WITH ORIGINAL BOX AND CERTIFICATE – UNIQUE CONDITION AND SET, LIKE NOS

.PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS JUMBO REF. 3700/011JA WITH ORIGINAL BOX AND CERTIFICATE – UNIQUE CONDITION AND SET, LIKE NOS

38,900.00

PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS JUMBO REF. 3700/011JA WITH ORIGINAL BOX AND CERTIFICATE – UNIQUE CONDITION AND SET, LIKE NOS

A FINE AND LARGE STAINLESS STEEL AND GOLD AUTOMATIC BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE AND OTHER DOCUMENTS REF. 3700/11, SOLD IN 1986

Cal. 28/255 C automatic lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 36 jewels, black ribbed dial, applied luminous gold baton numerals, aperture for date, water-resistant-type case of typical form, gold bezel, stainless steel and gold Patek Philippe bracelet and deployant clasp.

Reference 3700-11 AJ was first introduced in 1980. The estimated total production of this model is only 200 examples.Previously unknown to the public, this watch is graced by the extremely rare full set of boxes and papers. The combination of a rare feature and a small production makes the offered lot one the rarest early Nautilus model ever offered.

Another example of a stainless steel and gold Nautilus model is illustrated and described in Patek Philippe Museum – Patek Philippe Watches Volume II, p. 252, please see also Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, page 230 and 231.

The Nautilus model is without a doubt, one of Patek Philippe’s most iconic watch references ever produced. The very first reference, 3700, embodied every aspect of Patek Philippe’s design philosophy, from the bold yet elegant curves, to the contrasting finishes of the case, and even the delicate grooves of the dial. The result was sublime. An ultimate collaboration between Philippe Stern and Gerald Genta, the Nautilus’ appearance was inspired by the robust proportions of maritime portholes.
 
It is hard to qualify the many ways in which the Nautilus has changed the horological world. Its influence extends far and wide, and has forever changed the way we view a ‘sports watch’. At the time of production, reference 3700/1 retailed for $3100 USD, which was considered a high sum. Today, the Nautilus has become a true collector’s item, becoming increasingly valuable over the years.
 
Watch is in amazing condition, accompanied by the original Patek Philippe certificate, Nautilus booklets, bills, etc. Patek Philippe very rare Nautilus box with carton.
 
Very rare offer for very sophisticated collectors. 
Case: Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, flat yellow gold bezel, sapphire crystal. 
 
Dial: Black with horizontal stripes, applied luminous yellow gold baton indexes, outer minute divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous yellow gold baton hands.
 
Movement: Cal. 28-255 C, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 36 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, free-sprung self-compensating flat balance spring, 21K gold rotor segment. 
 
Dial, case and movement signed.
Dimesions: 44 x 42 mm. Thickness: 7.5 mm. Approx. overall length 210 mm (unique, full bracelet with amazing, original stretch).
 
According to our research last Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3700/011JA with original certificate was sold in Christie’s in 2014 for 56.250 CHF.

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