PATEK PHILIPPE Nautilus « Jumbo » 3700/01A

The presented timepiece is an original Nautilus Jumbo with the large bracelet version, the first one. It will come with its fresh Patek Philippe extract from the archives confirming the numbers of the case, the hinge of the bezel (116) and of the movement.

Movement/serial: 1,306,xxx/xxx.116 (probably from 1978, waiting confirmation with the extract from the archives)

Dial: Patek Philippe has asked to the designer Gerald Genta to come up with a dial reflecting «the true color of the ocean» for this water sports watch. This ended up initially with a very dark blue/grey color. Some of these dial caught a patina with time which is the case of this one now featuring a bright deep blue color with very light star dusting on the edges enhanced by a magnificent condition. The tritium luminous on both the hands and indexes are perfectly working (glow green and vanish).

Case: thick case highlighting a superb condition. The bezel has retained its initial thick proportions of the porthole pattern which is characteristic of the Nautilus reference. The last 3 digits of the case serial (116) 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 fabulous condition is still managing to stand up even when the double folded clasp is open. The first generation clasp is matching the production year. For collectors this bracelet is THE one to have as all the other bracelets were thinner (be it the next generation /11A or a dedicated Patek aftermarket bracelet). 18 links.

A must have icon that should belong to any curated collection.

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