PATEK PHILIPPE Nautilus 3700/01A
The presented timepiece is an original Nautilus Jumbo sold in 1978. It comes with its original cork box/cover box and its Patek Philippe extract from the archives has been ordered.
Dial: Patek Philippe has asked to the designer Gerald Genta to come up with a deep blue/grey dial reflecting «the true color of the ocean» for this water sports watch. Some of these dial caught a patina which is the case of this one now featuring a superb midnight blue color. Absolutely flawless condition with applied indexes in white gold. The tritium luminous on both the original hands and indexes are matching and they are perfectly working (glow green and vanish).
Case: very thick case highlighting a superb condition. The bezel has iretained its initial thick proportions of the porthole pattern which is characteristic of the Nautilus reference. One of the last 3 digits of the case (105) can be found in the hinge of the bezel. A refined evidence proving the originality of the bezel that one can only find with Patek.
Bracelet: large bracelet (/01A) in good condition is still standing up. The first generation clasp is matching the production year. For collectors this bracelet is THE one to have as any replacement bracelet was thinner (be it the /11A or a dedicated aftermarket bracelet). 18 links.
An absolutely stunning example of a legendary watch that should belong to any curated collection.