Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

Monaco Legend Group is pleased to present its 4th auction with Davide Parmegiani. 
Once again, we have refined our selection of rarities to satisfy all kinds of collectors and passionate, starting from vintage to the rarest modern and contemporary pieces that the market can offer.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 1 to 110
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 111 to 264

176 Patek Philippe Very Rare and Elegant Nautilus “Jumbo” Automatic Wristwatch in Steel and Yellow Gold, Reference 3700/1, With Date and Extract from Archives

Estimate: € 50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold € 61,100

Lot Description

Model: Nautilus
Reference: 3700/1
Case Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Year: 1981
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 28-255C
Case N°: 541648
Movement N°: 1307535
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Among all Patek’s masterpieces, in the last years there is one which has gained a really special place in people’s heart thanks to its unique design: the Nautilus. It first saw light in 1976 and it has being advertised as a watch that worked equally well with a wet suit as with a dinner suit. Coming from yet another great idea by Gerald Genta it has been realized in many different materials and with many complications, all having in common the shape of the case looks like a porthole with protruding “ears” on each side of the case and with an eight-sided, curved bezel. The present Nautilus is a superb representative of the exceedingly rare reference 3700/1, launched in 1976. Its stainless steel and yellow-gold case features a beautiful bezel and the double-material bracelet as well is preserved perfectly. The dark blue sigma dial is pure featuring yellow-gold baton minute indexes. Preserved in excellent overall condition, this further enhances its overall appeal making it a highlight for the collector of rare timepieces. With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1981 and its subsequent sale on 20th May 1981.