Patek Philippe, A Fine and Rare "Jumbo" Yellow Gold and Diamond Set Automatic Bracelet Watch with Date, Ref. 3700/3J Mvt 1309086 Case 546013

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Lot 964
Patek Philippe, A Fine and Rare "Jumbo" Yellow Gold and Diamond-Set Automatic Bracelet Watch with Date

Sold for HK$ 875,000 (US$ 111,793) inc. premium
Patek Philippe, A Fine and Rare "Jumbo" Yellow Gold and Diamond-Set Automatic Bracelet Watch with Date
Reference: 3700/3, Nautilus - Jumbo
Movement No: 1'309'086
Case: 546'013
Year: 1979
Calibre: 28-255C
Dial: Ribbed blue/black dial, diamond indexes, signed
Case: Width 41mm, 18k yellow gold iconic designed case, diamond-set bezel, solid case back, signed
Bracelet: Integrated 18k yellow gold and diamond-set Patek Philippe bracelet and deployant clasp
Accompaniment: Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture in 1979 and date of Original purchase on 30th September 1980

Footnotes

  • 百達翡麗,「Nautilus - Jumbo」3700/3型號,精緻罕有大版黃金鑲鑽石自動鏈帶腕錶,配日期顯示,1979年。附後補資料庫精萃。

    The Patek Philippe "Nautilus", originally designed by Gerald Genta in 1976, is thought to owe its unique shape and construction to the transatlantic liners' porthole designs; inspired by the secure windows at sea that were sealed hermetically by a clever system of tension bolts against the glass. Gerald Genta's remit was to create a luxurious, sports watch for Patek Philippe, at the time known for its classic-styling - and thus, the "Nautilus" was born, transforming the landscape of elegant, sports watches forever.

    The present example, the Reference 3700/3 is a very rare diamond-set version of the 18k gold "Jumbo" Nautilus model, noted for its 42mm case width and flat bezel. The Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirms the original manufacture of this present wristwatch with 112 diamonds, weighing approximately 1.52 carats. The present watch is fitted with the slim, automatic winding Calibre 28-255 C. The integrated yellow gold bracelet has twelve fixed diamond-set links and 8 removable links. The inner clasp is further stamped with the Gay Frères maker's mark and engraved "Nautilus". The case retains its well-defined gold hallmarks and epitomises the exact wearable and sophisticated, era-defining sports watch that Gerald Genta first set out to create in the 1970s.
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Patek Philippe, A Fine and Rare "Jumbo" Yellow Gold and Diamond Set Automatic Bracelet Watch with Date, Ref. 3700/3J Mvt 1309086 Case 546013
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