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.


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

211 Patek Philippe Very Rare and Precious, Nautilus, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Certificate of Origin, Booklets, Leather Wallet and Two Additional Links, Reference 3800/001

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 88,400

Lot Description

Model: Nautilus
Reference: 3800/001
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1993
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 330 SC
Case N°: 2 910 839
Movement N°: 1 930 794
Dimensions: 37.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Certificate of Origin, Booklets, Leater Wallet and Two Additional Links

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 37.5, 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 timepiece is most notably cased in yellow gold and displays an electric black dial. Preserved in excellent condition, the case displays very deep and sharp hallmarks, with bevels and crisp edges throughout. The caliber 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, moreover, is offered with the certificate of origin confirming material, dial and its sale on 15 May 1996.