CIRCA: 1982
CASE MATERIAL: Steel and 18k yellow gold
DIMENSIONS: 35 mm. x 39 mm.
BRACELET: Integrated bracelet in steel and gold
DIAL: Two tone with raised gold hour markers
MOVEMENT: Quartz E27
FUNCTIONS: Time only
WITH: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming 1982 as the year of production and 22 November, 1982 as the date of sale

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The Ref. 3770/1 rightly earns the nickname “Nautillepse” given that it looks like a cross between two successful Patek Philippe models, the Nautilus and the Ellipse. Launched in 1980, the Ref. 3770/1 was launched in a variety of versions and was designed to extend the classic Ellipse model into the burgeoning sports watch category. While the Nautilus was considered too ungainly for some in the 1970s, the slim "Nautillepse" - with its quartz-powered movement - was meant to appeal to a broader audience. However with the mechanical watch renaissance in the late 1980s, this reference’s popularity waned and it was eventually discontinued in the 1990s.

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