PATEK PHILIPPE Nautilus 3700/01A
large bracelet / full set
The presented timepiece is an original Jumbo from 1979 sold in 1980 in Vienna Austria. It comes with its « certificate of identity and guarantee of origin » which is the 1st generation of papers consistent with the production period of the watch and matching the PROS code (stands for 06/79 = June 1979), with cork box, cover box, red wallet & booklets. We have ordered a fresh extract of the archives.
Serial /movement 1,30x,xxx/5.34x.xxx (1979).
The dial is blue. More than many Nautilus. It is also mint with zero defect and white gold applied indexes & hands.
It is a « type 3 » dial according to scholar mstanga « a study of Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3700 ». The tritium of the original hands is perfectly matching the tritium of the indexes.
The case is very sharp and the bezel thick retaining the initial proportions of the characteristic Nautilus reference with its porthole pattern.
Large bracelet (/01A) with 18 links which is in exceptional condition standing alone.
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 version and should belong to any curated collection!