Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

50 Patek Philippe Very Rare and Elegant, Nautellipse, Quartz Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 3770/1a, With Service and Leather Wallet

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 22,100

Lot Description

Model: Nautellipse
Reference: 3770/1A
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1980’s
Movement: Quartz
Caliber: E27
Case N°: 552725
Movement N°: 1 505 240
Dimensions: 36 × 35 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Leather Wallet Box and Service

Launched in the spring of 1980, reference 3770/1 holds a unique place within the Patek Philippe line-up as an obvious blend between the Nautilus and the Ellipse. For this reason also known as the “Nautellipse”, the stainless-steel case is constructed similarly to its main Nautilus inspiration, signed by none other than Favre Perret, showcasing the signature ears as well as the integrated bracelet. A mixture of young sportiness and elegance, it gained popularity for being the model that allowed the Ellipse to be moved away from a dress watch into a sports watch, also giving it a truly water-resistant case. Made in steel, two-tone, and yellow gold, multiple dial options were available to appeal to different cross sections of buyers, the watch was exclusively offered with the quartz E27 caliber, thought to become a promising alternative amidst the quartz crisis. The example here offered is offered in remarkable conditions, with an elongated elliptical-shaped link bracelet, smooth bezel, two tones silvered dial and applied baton indexes. Sold with a service and a Patek’s leather wallet box, the Nautellipse is a forgotten relic of the late quartz revolution that recently has gained popularity becoming really sought after by a true connoisseur.