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

260 Patek Philippe Very Precious and Absolutely Rare, Nautilus, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Diamond-Set Bezel, With Extract from the Archives, Reference 3700/3

Estimate: € 240,000 –⁠ 480,000

Model: Nautilus
Reference: 3700/3
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1981
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 28-255C
Case N°: 551411
Movement N°: 1307567
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. In the almost 50 years of its history, it has been explored in many materials and complications, sometimes embellished with precious stones, such as the present 3700/3. The Nautilus “Jumbo” was in production from 1976 to approximately 1998. This reference is advertised as one of the most expensive sports watches in the market. The reference 3700/3 is a very rare diamond-set version of the “Jumbo” Nautilus model, introduced in the 1980s: preserved in excellent condition, it has the large size 16.5 mm fully made in 18k yellow gold. It is part of a very small production of rare elegance Nautilus that was presented with a double row of diamonds on the bezel, as in this model. The watch has a strong case, sharp bevels and rigid bracelet, where the bezel is set with 112 diamonds weighing approximately 1.53 karats as confirmed on the extract.