Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800

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We’ll tell you a little secret if you promise to keep it to yourself. We like the smaller reference 3800 even more than the Jumbo Nautilus. And it even comes at a friendlier price!The 3800 is the midsize brother of the original 3700 Nautilus, coming in at a perfect 37.5mm. The 3800 wasn’t just a shrunken Nautilus, but introduced some important improvements vis-a-vis its older brother. For one, it was the first Nautilus with an in-house automatic movement: the caliber 335 SC. The letters 'SC' stand for seconde centrale and indicate that, unlike the big Nautilus, the 3800 comes with a central seconds hand. It’s a small detail but it gives the watch some dynamism.This 3800’s white dial with horizontal painted cream color bars comes with a cool detail: it features two sigmas at the bottom (“σ SWISS σ”) indicating that the indexes on the dial and the hands are made of 18k gold. The watch has just been serviced by Patek Philippe. As a result it’s in perfect condition and comes with a two-year factory warranty! The watch comes with service papers, the original box and certificate of origin, as well as an extract of the Patek Philippe archives that indicates that the watch was manufactured in 1991 and sold in 1992.

Introduction

Patek Philippe NautilusPatek Philippe’s ultra exclusive timepieces have always been intended for the lucky few. Its mechanical masterpieces were traditionally made from precious metals and worn by an elegant lady or gentleman. After the roaring success of Audemars Piguet’s Gerald Genta-designed Royal Oak, Patek decided that it also needed its own luxury steel sports watch.As the story goes, Gerald Genta drew the initial design of the Nautilus while observing a group of Patek executives having dinner during the Baselworld watch fair. When the Nautilus was introduced in 1976 it was advertised as a watch that worked equally well with a wet suit as with a dinner suit. Not quite incidentally, it was also the most expensive steel sports watch available in the market.Ever since the very first Nautilus, the Patek and Nautilus names have become inseparable. Over the years, many variations, with different materials, dial colors and layouts, and complications, have been added to the Nautilus lineup. However, Genta’s original design elements have remained in all these executions: a rounded octagonal bezel inspired by the portholes of a ship with ‘ears’ on the sides of the case that look like the hinges of a porthole.

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Packages are generally dispatched within 2 days after receipt of payment and are shipped within the Netherlands by Registered Mail through the Dutch carrier PostNL and for other countries by Fedex. Consult us if you prefer another method of shipping. For most destinations tracking is available.