PATEK PHILIPPE JUMBO NAUTILUS 3700/13 18K DIAMOND BEZEL NEW

PATEK PHILIPPE JUMBO NAUTILUS 3700/13 18K DIAMOND BEZEL NEW
Details
Stock # SKU22006
Stock # 22006
Model Name Nautilus
Brand Patek Philippe
Model Ref # 3700/13
Condition New Old Stock
Gender Mens
Movement Automatic
Case 18K Yellow Gold
Case Shape Cushion
Case Size 42mm
Crystal Sapphire
Band / Strap Strap
Dial Anthracite
Caseback Solid
Complications Date
Year 1970s
Additional Information
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Description
I hesitate to call this watch “new” or “new old stock” only because it is 38 years old. However, if you were to walk into a Patek dealer or a Patek Salon and they presented this watch to you, you would presume it is brand new. This is the best condition vintage Jumbo Nautilus we have ever seen.

Patek introduced the Nautilus as a sports watch to fill a void in their model line in 1976. This is a first series, Gerald Genta designed original Nautilus in the full size case measuring 41.2mm wide by 44.3mm long by 7.2mm thick. Sapphire crystal. The case is water resistant to 120 meters. The Nautilus bezel is unique and defines the Nautilus aesthetically. This bezel is artfully and tastefully adorned by factory set diamonds.

Both the bracelet and case are never polished and, as noted, in new condition. Solid super-tight 18k gold bracelet is integral to the case, and has a flip lock safety clasp. Interestingly, Patek uses 18k white gold for the folding part of the clasp.

Dial is untouched and original, with horizontal channeling, applied hour markers with luminous, and the date at 3 o'clock. The color of the dial is best called “Anthracite” as it is somewhere between grey, dark blue and black. Its color is complemented beautifully by the gold case.

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. At the time of its production, the 28-255C was the thinnest automatic winding movement ever made.

This is an important vintage Patek Philippe wristwatch. Its condition literally puts the watch into a category of its own.
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