PATEK PHILIPPE Nautilus 3700/11
Rare by the day. The presented timepiece is an original Jumbo manufactured in 1980 and sold in 1982. It comes with its cork box, authorized dealer service papers from 2015 and a Patek Philippe extract from the archives.
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. This watch did not retain its original color and experienced an evolution of its patina towards a mat « Blue Jeans » color. Flawless dial condition with applied indexes in white gold.
The tritium luminous on both the original hands and indexes is still perfectly working (glow green and vanish).
Case: Superb condition. The bezel has its initial proportions of the porthole pattern which is characteristic of the Nautilus reference. The 3 digits in the hinge of the bezel are matching the case’s last 3 digits. A refined evidence proving the originality of the bezel that one can only find with Patek.
Bracelet: thin bracelet (hence the code /11A in the suffix of the reference) . For some wrist this version is more confortable than the larger version. It is estimated that around 700 Nautilus ref.3700 were made with this thinner bracelet /11A. 20 links.
An absolutely stunning example of a legendary watch here with an extra strong character trait that should belong to any curated collection.