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

91 Patek Philippe Iconic and Precious, Nautilus, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Ceramic White Dial, Reference 3800/1

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 46,800

Model: Nautilus
Reference: 3800/1
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1990s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 330SC
Case N°: 2 982 724
Movement N°: 3 020 251
Dimensions: 37.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
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. In production between 1981 and 2006, the reference 3800 was the mid-size edition of the legendary Patek Philippe Nautilus series. The style and the design remained unchanged, they only changed the dimensions that from the initial 42 mm of the case passed to 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 present timepiece is most notably cased in yellow gold and displays a white ceramic dial. Preserved in very nice condition, the case shows 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.