Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800J

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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. Plus, it comes at a friendlier price!The ref. 3800 is the midsize brother of the original ref. 3700 Nautilus, coming in at a perfect 37.5mm. The 3800 wasn’t just a shrunken Nautilus, but introduced some important improvements vis-à-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 might look like a minute (pun intended) detail, but it adds some dynamism to the otherwise minimalist dialThe iconic Gerald Genta designed case and integrated bracelet on this ref. 3800J are executed in 18k yellow-gold. The watch features a blue dial with a horizontally embossed pattern and a cool detail at the 6 o’clock position: two printed Greek sigmas (“σ swiss σ”) indicate that the indices on the dial and the hands are made of 18k gold as well.This 3800J dates back to 1984 and was just overhauled at Patek Philippe. We think you should know the clasp has seen a fair bit of polishing. The watch comes with the corresponding service papers and a complimentary two-year factory warranty. Furthermore, it has an extract from the Patek Philippe archives.

Introduction

Patek PhilippePatek Philippe’s ultra exclusive timepieces have usually been reserved for the lucky few. Its mechanical masterpieces were traditionally made from precious metals and worn by an elegant lady or gentleman.NautilusAfter 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.