PATEK PHILIPPE Nautilus 3700/01A
Early example / large bracelet / full set
The presented timepiece is an original Jumbo from July 1977 sold in August 1977 in Germany. This timepiece is one of the earliest made and flashes all the charasteristics features of the first Nautilus. It comes with its «certificate of origin» from the 1st generation of papers consistent with the production period of the watch and matching the POOO code (stands for 07/77 = July 1977), with the original and VERY rare black leather box with beige velvet, burgundy wallet, tag & several booklets, extract of the archives and even the original invoice from 1977 (3.800 Deutschmark…).
Serial /movement 1,303,463/532.xxx (1977).
The dial is known as « Type 1 » dials as per the classification made by scholar mstanga « a study of Patek Philippe Nautilus ref.3700 ». It is also mint with zero defect and white gold applied indexes & hands. The tritium of the original hands has aged with more patina than the tritium indexes.
The case is nice and thick. The bezel retained the initial proportions of the characteristic Nautilus reference with its porthole pattern. The matching number in the hinge with the last 3 digit of the case indicates the bezel is the original one.
Large bracelet (/01A) with 19 links in overall good condition. It is estimated that only about 2500 Nautilus ref.3700 were produced with this large bracelet /01A.
This is the real thing in a full set & early version.