Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800A 'Beyer'

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Forget about the ‘Jumbo’ Nautilus. The mid-size 3800 Nautilus is perfection and the retailer stamp is the icing on the cak.e

Patek Philippe introduced the ref. 3800 as the midsize brother of the original ref. 3700 Nautilus, clocking in at a diameter of 37.5 mm. The 3800 wasn’t just a shrunken Nautilus, but introduced some important improvements vis-à-vis its big brother. For instance, the 3800 was the first Nautilus to feature an in-house automatic movement: the caliber 335 SC. Unlike the ‘Jumbo’ Nautilus, the 3800 also came with a central seconds hand (as indicated by the “SC”, which stands for seconde centrale). While this might seem like a minute (pun intended) detail, the sweeping seconds adds loads of dynamism to the original Nautilus’ rather static dial.

Not that it really matters, though, as this dial is chock full of desirable details. Not only does it feature baton markers with nicely aged tritium, but also features a discrete “Beyer” signature at the 6 o’clock position, indicating that the watch was sold at the legendary Zürich-based retailer. But the true eye catcher here is the amazing color. The original blue paint found on the embossed dial has slowly changed to an exceptional light blue/ darkish green hue. Another cool detail is the uncommon dark date disc (only on early examples) with contrasting white text. Meanwhile, two printed Greek sigmas (“σ swiss σ”) at the six o’clock position indicate that the indices and hands are made of 18K white gold.

The iconic Gerald Genta designed case and integrated bracelet on this mid-size Nautilus are executed in stainless steel. The watch is in exceptional condition, having just returned from a full service at our trusted Patek Philippe service center.

The watch dates back to the mid 80's and comes with service papers. Additionally one can request the extract of the archives.



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.