Patek Philippe Nautilus 3700/1A

We can’t deny 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 watch designer Gerald Genta!And we also love Patek Philippe. As a watchaficionado the watch that pops up in your mind right now is the Patek Philippe Nautilus 3700. In steel of course as a 'steel, luxury sports watch' was Patek Philippe's request for Gerald Genta.Exactly this is the watch that we have for offer right now! A reference  3700/1A. This piece dates back to circa 1980 and has the original case size of 40mm. Therefore, it’s nicknamed the Jumbo. However, thanks to Jaeger-LeCoultre's thin caliber 920 (which Patek Philippe adjusted and named caliber 28-255 C) the watch has a thin case which wears elegantly on the wrist. This piece is even more demanded as it is the most classic version. Completely from steel with a dark-blue, sigma dial.The 3700/1A. So much cooler than the 5711.

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. Eversince 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 all of them are strongly characterized by horizontal embossed bars.