Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.

Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281

243 Patek Philippe Iconic and Sought-after, Nautilus, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Certificate of Origin and Receipt, Reference 3800/1A

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 33,800

Model: Nautilus
Reference: 3800/1A
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 2003
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 330 SC
Case N°: 4 175 831
Movement N°: 3 032 743
Dimensions: 37.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Certificate of Origin and Receipt

The Nautilus 3700 introduced in 1976 was a luxury stainless steel waterproof sports wristwatch and represented the brand’s response to the growing quartz crisis following the enormous success of quartz watches coming from Japan. Five years later, in 1981, Patek Philippe launched the mid-size Nautilus, reference 3800/1, an alternative to the larger and already popular “Jumbo” 3700 model. Further overly was the addition, to the standard blue grey ribbed dial, of a rare one with a semi-glossy black dial and Roman numerals like the present example. Available until 2006, the reference 3800 was also manufactured in four series with movement upgrades over its 25 year history. The first series for the reference 3800 span from 1987 to 1992, utilizing the caliber 335SC. The second series used the same caliber 335SC with the notable modern addition of a date quickset, allowing the date to be set through the crown. The third series saw light in 1997, introducing the use of cal. 330 134 before the introduction of the final and fourth series, using the caliber 330 194. In 2006, the reference 3800 was discontinued and ultimately replaced with the reference 5800. The present reference 3800/1A is preserved in remarkable, original condition, it is offered complete with its Certificate of Origin and receipt of the purchase. It is a great opportunity for the Nautilus collectors and it will elegantly wrap any wrist for a classic and luxurious look.