Patek Philippe Nautilus 3700/11

We can’t deny it! At Amsterdam Vintage Watches, we love Gerald Genta!This Nautilus, with reference 3700-11 and dating back to 1982, is exactly how Genta designed it.

Museum Piece
Patek Philippe NautilusPatek Philippe has always been a watch brand for the lucky few as they are the creator of the most exclusive timepieces in the world.

Introduction

We can’t deny it! At Amsterdam Vintage Watches, we love Gerald Genta!This Nautilus, with reference 3700-11 and dating back to 1982, is exactly how Genta designed it. It’s the first reference in the history of the Nautilus and has the original case size of 40mm. Therefore, it’s nicknamed the Jumbo! However, thanks to its thin case, the watch wears elegantly on the wrist. This piece is even slightly more special as it is a yellow-gold/steel variant! This revolutionary watch runs on a calibre 28-255 movement and has a dark blue sigma dial. It is in great condition and comes with extract of the archives and service papers!A two-tone watch matching your sprezzatura suit (or two-tone Rolls)!

Description

Patek Philippe NautilusPatek Philippe has always been a watch brand for the lucky few as they are the creator of the most exclusive timepieces in the world. They made mechanical masterpieces to fit the exquisite gentleman or elegant lady, mainly out of precious metal. But after the success of the Royal Oak from Audemars Piguet, designed by the famous Gerald Genta, Patek had to go overboard and create a steel sports watch of their own.The Nautilus, named after a Submariner, first saw light in 1976 and it was being advertised as a watch that worked equally well with a wet suit as with a dinner suit. Being the most expensive steel sports watch when it was launched; it was interesting to see how it would pan out. Another great success was added to Mr. Genta and Patek Philippe’s history. Ever since they made a whole bunch of variations in different materials, dial colour and layouts. All having in common that the shape of the case looks like a porthole with protruding ‘ears’ on each side of the case and with an eight-sided, curved bezel. Another cool feature can be found on the dial as most of them are strongly characterized by horizontal embossed bars (tapestry like”. Without a doubt it is quickly becoming the most desired model among a wide-spread audience, and rightly so.