Details

CIRCA: 1977
CASE MATERIAL: 18k Yellow Gold
CASE DIAMETER: 40mm
MOVEMENT NO’: 1.304.168
CASE NO’: 536.043
BRACELET MATERIAL: 18k Yellow Gold
BRACELET SIZE: 6.6 inches/170mm
DIAL: Black
MOVEMENT: Automatic
FUNCTIONS: Date
CALIBER: 26-2555
BOX: No
PAPERS: No
ACCESSORIES: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives

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The present 18k gold 'Jumbo' Nautilus was manufactured in the first year of this reference’s production, 1977, and to the best of our knowledge is offered fresh to the market

The water-resistant Nautilus ref. 3700
The case patent design of the first Nautilus, reference 3700/1, was registered on 23 April 1976. It comprises two parts, the main body and the bezel, at each side is an “ear” which couples with a corresponding flange, the two parts are secured by lateral screws. A rubber seal sits between the bezel and case body and is thus compressed when subject to water pressure forming a perfect watertight seal. From 1976 until 1980, the cases were made for Patek Philippe by Favre-Perret SA, Le Crêt du Locle.

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