When the Patek Philippe Nautilus originally debuted in 1976, collectors were scandalized at the high retail price for a stainless steel watch. The price was almost the same as similar 18k gold watches. Neither Patek nor its customers back then could have foreseen the success the Nautilus would achieve. Gerald Genta achieved fame when he designed this watch - and his star has been shining ever since in the watch world.
Case is stainless steel with dimensions of 40.6mm wide by 44.5mm long by 8mm thick. Sapphire crystal. Patek introduced the Nautilus as a sports watch to fill a void in their model line. The case is water resistant to 120 meters (but please think twice before bringing such an important vintage watch into the water...).
Both the bracelet and case are very clean and in mint condition.
Bracelet is integral to the case, has a flip lock safety clasp, and will fit up to an 8.25 inch wrist.
Dial is untouched and original, black in color with horizontal channeling, applied hour markers with luminous, and the date at 3 o'clock.
Movement is the automatic winding Patek Philippe Caliber 28 255C with 36 jewels, adjusted to 5 positions and heat/cold, and stamped with the Geneva Seal. The movement features a free-sprung balance and an 18k rotor segment for increased winding efficiency.
This is an important vintage Patek Philippe with excellent investment potential at this price.