Patek Philippe
3700/1 Nautilus Steel

  • Collection: Nautilus
  • Model reference: 3700/1
  • Case/Size: Steel, 38mm
  • Dial: black
  • Movement: Automatic-winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes and date
  • Condition / Year: Good / 1976
  • Box / Papers: Yes / Yes(Archive paper)
  • Collection: Nautilus
  • Model Reference: 3700/1
  • Case/Size: Stainless Steel / 38mm
  • Dial: Black
  • Movement: Automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Date
  • Specificity: Vintage
  • Condition / Year: Good / 1976
  • Box / Papers: Yes / Yes
  • Price: Upon Request


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The Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref 3700/1, often referred to as the “Jumbo” due to its significant size for the era, is a timepiece that revolutionized luxury sports watches since its debut in 1976. Crafted in stainless steel, a material unconventional at its time for high-end watches, it stands as a bold testament to innovation during the Quartz crisis, directly challenging the norms set by the likes of Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak.

Designed by the legendary Gerald Genta, the Nautilus Ref 3700/1 was sketched in mere minutes, yet it encapsulates a timeless elegance that has transcended decades. Its 38mm case, considered large for its time, is complemented by a 7.5mm thickness, striking a perfect balance between a commanding presence and wearability. The case’s robust construction is matched by a ribbed slate grey dial, an exquisite design choice that enhances the watch’s visual depth. This is further accentuated by luminous baton indexes and hands, alongside a practical date aperture, combining functionality with luxury.

At the heart of this iconic watch lies the cal. 28-255C nickel lever movement, equipped with 36 jewels. This automatic movement is not just a powerhouse of precision but also a symbol of Patek Philippe’s commitment to enduring quality. Its choice of sapphire crystal for the case ensures both durability and clarity.

Completing the design, the Nautilus Ref 3700/1 features a stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp, offering both security and elegance. This watch is not just a timekeeper; it’s a piece of history, a collector’s dream, and a testament to the enduring legacy of Patek Philippe’s innovation and Gerald Genta’s visionary design.



Patek Philippe – Bio

Patek Philippe & Co. was founded in 1839, located in Geneva and the Vallée de Joux. It designs and manufactures timepieces and movements, including some of the most complicated mechanical watches. It is considered by many experts and aficionados to be one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers.
In 1868, Patek Philippe made their first wristwatch, which was sold on November 13, 1876 to the Hungarian Countess.
It is the last independent, family-owned Genevan watch manufacture with uninterrupted operating history spanning nearly 180 years.