Exclusive Timepieces 7 December 2019 | Monaco | Lot 182

Patek Philippe Precious and Beautiful Nautilus Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 3800/103, With Diamond and Ruby-Set Dial, Diamond-Set Bezel, Bracelet and Original Certificate

Estimate € 48,000 – 100,000

Sold € 61,100

Model: Nautilus
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 3800/103
Year: 1988
Caliber: 335 SC
Movement type: Automatic
Movement N°: 1425114
Bracelet: Yellow Gold
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: certificate of origin

Since the day of its foundation in 1839, Patek Philippe has been able to surprise its costumers with highly crafted timepieces equipped with some of the most prestigious complications. Usually its design has always been really conservative, elegant and polite, perfect for gala occasion or important meetings, but every now or then the Geneva-based firm tried to amaze with very daring creations. Starting from the smaller version of one of the most iconic watches ever, the Nautilus, Patek decided to embellish it in a very singular way. This reference 3800/103 in 18k yellow gold is part of a very limited series hat feature a gilt center dial with pave diamond-set ring dial with ruby-set hour markers. The 3800 was in production between 1981 till 2006 and to realize this gorgeous little work of art have been used 40 diamonds for both bezel and dial and 22 rubies. The present lot features the caliber 335SC, which means that is part of the second series of the family with the quick-set date mechanism.
Accompanied by the original Certificate of originality with written the date of its sale in 1988, this 37mm wide case is in almost unworn conditions makes a wonderful statement about watches and jewellery and has the perfect size for both man or woman.