Estimate 80,000 - 150,000 €
Price Realised 175,000 €
a lot of the last auction!
Steel, screwed on bezel, Patek Philippe steel bracelet, bracelet length 145 mm, total length 180 mm.
very good, slightly worn.
Black, bar-like texture, applied luminous indexes, luminous baton hands.
very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended.
This legendary vintage watch was in the possession of its original owner for over 40 years and is despite its age in excellent and well cared for condition. Over time the dial has acquired a marvellous iridescent, deep blue-brown hue and a unique radiance – in combination with the cool steel case, this is a simply irresistible look! The classic timepiece comes with its original cork box, red faux leather case and certificate.
Reference 3700/1 was produced until 1981, while its predecessor reference 3700/11 was in production until 1990.
The sophisticated "porthole" design by Gerald Genta ensures that the Nautilus remains one of the most remarkable and sought-after models of the Patek Philippe range today. The watch was created in 1976 and its rather chunky shape - inspired by the shape of a porthole of a transatlantic liner – certainly stood out from the other, rather more conservative designs of the Patek Philippe brand. The distinctive "Jumbo" case has a wide, flat bezel and an integrated link bracelet. The black ribbing of the dial is repeated on the applied indexes and the baton hands. The Nautilus was not an immediate sales success but its popularity grew rapidly and soon the Nautilus stood for sophistication, vitality and character.
The steel model comes across as restrained and matter-of-fact and is the perfect accessory for connoisseurs of fine watches who appreciate sophistication as well as debonair nonchalance.