Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800/1A-001 'BEYER'

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While the whole world is looking for a steel 5711, Amsterdam Vintage Watches has something nicer on offer. And... at a friendlier price. We're referring to the steel 3800/1 we have in stock right now. A true marvelous work of art! Nevertheless, this is not a regular 3800 as it bears the BEYER signature above the 6-hour position. Beyer is a distinguished watch retailer from Zürich owned by the eponymous family and has a relationship with Patek Philippe since 1839. Beyer had been granted the privilege to apply their signatures on the dials of Patek Philippe's watches and also marked their internal code inside the caseback. Back in 1986, this example was retailed and signed by Beyer.The reference 3800 is the first evolution of Gerald Genta’s iconic 3700. It was introduced in 1981 as the smaller version (the perfect case size of 37.5 mm) of its 42 mm-measuring big brother. This watch was marketed as a ‘luxury sport watch’ and is well-known for its porthole-looking case design and integrated bracelet. Patek Philippe did not only adjust the case size, but also the mechanics. The 3800 was the first Patek Philippe Nautilus with an in-house, automatic watch movement: the caliber 335 SC, in which SC stands for seconde centrale. The piece we can offer you comes with the extract from the archives and certificate of origin.

Introduction

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. [embed]https://youtu.be/tF_eg2bISns?t=425[/embed]

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