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

44 Patek Philippe Precious and Very Rare, Nautilus, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Diamond-Set Bezel and Indexes, Reference 3800/3, With Extract from the Archives

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 65,000

Model: Nautilus
Reference: 3800/3
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1980s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 335SC
Case N°: 2804475
Movement N°: 1424285
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Although it has been appreciated since its market introduction in 1976, the Nautilus received some criticism for being too large in diameter compared to the standards of the period. So it was that 4 years later Patek Philippe decided to launch a reference of smaller dimensions and more in line with the general tastes: the 3800. The style and the design remained unchanged, they only changed the dimensions that from the initial 42 mm of the case passed 37, while the two ears at the sides of the case, the integrated bracelet that tapered to the buckle and the iconic smoothened octagonal bezel stayed the same. The reference was in production from 1981 to 2006 when it was replaced by reference 5800. The present lot 3800 is part of a small series realized in yellow gold with some definitely rare details. Looking at the bezel is clear and evident its fineness with 40 diamonds brilliant cut that match perfectly the 11 diamonds used as indexes on the champagne dial with its iconic horizontal channels. Second detail, the caliber, which is the 330SC with the appreciated quick-set date mechanics and sweep second-hand. This watch makes a wonderful statement about watches and jewelry and is a good size for both man or woman.