Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

207 Patek Philippe Very Attractive and Precious, Nautilus Power Reserve “Jumbo”, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 3710/1, Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 60,000 –⁠ 120,000

Sold € 84,500

Lot Description

Model: Nautilus
Reference: 3710/1
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 2000s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 330SC
Case N°: 4050730
Movement N°: 3148248
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
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 3710/1A, launched in 1998 and discontinued in 2006, with the addition of the sweep center seconds and a power reserve indicator. Its stainless steel case features a beautiful bezel ad the bracelet as well is preserved perfectly which has developed a nice patina, giving the watch a lot of character. Featuring polished white-gold Roman numbers as hour markers, filled with luminous material, a mat black dial without the characteristic ribbing found on earlier models, and a delicate and somewhat abstract power reserve. Preserved in excellent overall condition, this further enhances its overall appeal and rendering it a highlight for the collector of rare timepieces.