Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.

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Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261

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

Estimate: € 50,000 –⁠ 100,000

Sold € 66,300

Model: Nautilus
Reference: 3700/1
Case Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Year: 1980's
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 28-255C
Case N°: 558802
Movement N°: 1308381
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 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 champagne sigma dial is pure featuring yellow-gold baton minute indexes and date at 3 o’clock. Preserved in excellent overall condition, this further enhances its overall appeal, making it a highlight for the collector of rare timepieces.