PATEK PHILIPPE REF 3700/1JA NAUTILUS JUMBO BLUE-GRAY DIAL 18K/SS CIRCA 1977

PATEK PHILIPPE REF 3700/1JA NAUTILUS JUMBO BLUE-GRAY DIAL 18K/SS CIRCA 1977
Details
Stock # SKU22976
Stock # 22975
Model Name Nautilus Jumbo
Brand Patek Philippe
Model Ref # 3700/1JA
Condition Excellent
Gender Mens
Movement Automatic
Case 18K Yellow Gold / Stainless Steel
Case Shape Cushion
Case Size 41mm wide by 45mm long
Crystal Sapphire
Band / Strap Bracelet
Dial Black
Caseback Solid
Complications Date
Year 1977
Additional Information
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818-707-7007
Description

Gerald Genta hit a home run when designing the Nautilus. Basing the design from a ships porthole, the Nautilus 3700 was large in size for its time, even larger than the famous AP Royal Oak, also designed by Genta and released just a few years earlier. The success that followed the Nautilus after its release in 1976 was not only outstanding but remarkably unforeseen.

The 18k gold and stainless steel case is in immaculate condition and measures 41mm wide by 45mm long and is approx 8mm thick. Crystal on this watch is sapphire.  Patek introduced the Nautilus as a sports watch to fill a void in their model line. The case is water resistant to 120 meters.

Original and untouched black dial is with horizontal channeling, applied golden hour markers with luminous, and date at the 3 o'clock. Notice the sigma marks on either side of the “SWISS”, this is indicative of the early 3700 models.

Movement for this watch 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 incredibly important vintage Patek Philippe and a must have for any serious collector to have in their collection.

 

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