Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800/1

The Patek Philippe Nautilus reference 3800/1 requires no introduction. This stainless steel and 18k yellow gold variation as introduced here, is a true collector’s piece. However, not all Nautilus watches are created equal. The gorgeous blue Sigma dial on this current specimen is a standout feature that gives the watch an elegant yet sporty appearance. Along with the beautiful warm hue of that vintage yellow gold scattered all-over the bracelet and monobloc case, this is one hell of an attractive Nautilus.

The Patek Philippe Nautilus is still a highly sought-after luxury timepiece, and the reference 3800/1 in stainless steel and 18k yellow gold is an especially rare and desirable variant. Again, the blue Sigma dial is one of this Nautilus’s distinguishing characteristics, giving the watch an eye-catching appearance – once the sun hits it, you’re really in for a treat! Aside from that blue dial, this particular Nautilus also comes with its blue dial with an accent on the “E” of “Genève.” Collectors prize this variant, which is even rarer than the standard blue dial version. Collectors also treasure the black date disc, which was only utilized in the initial stages of production and is a highly sought-after feature. Its disc adds to the watch’s overall aesthetic appeal and is regarded as more desirable than the white date disc that was afterwards utilized. The Nautilus’ monobloc case design is one of its most striking aspects, it improves the watch’s sturdiness and ensures that it can withstand the rigors of daily wear. Plus I personally love the look of this design when the watch is viewed from the side, when you get to see the golden top of the case, merge into the stainless steel bottom, into the so-called “ears” of the case – fantastic!

Finally, this early Nautius 3800 is worn on its original MK1 deployante buckle with two solid blades made out of thin metal (the same as used on the 3700 Nautilus) one of these blade’s features the graceful Nautilus inscription – This is yet another distinct feature of this legendary timepiece. The bracelet is made of high-quality materials and is designed to be both comfortable and secure, and with the quality of this specific bracelet, this watch will last you another dozens of years. So, the watch its distinctive blue dial, black date disc, and monobloc case design elevate it to the status of a true watchmaking icon, and its MK1 bracelet with the Nautilus inscription adds to its allure. Whether you’re a collector or simply appreciate fine watchmaking, this Nautilus will not fail to impress. As always, she’s accompanied by our 24 month warranty.

reference: 3800/1
case number: 281XXXX
year of production: ca. early 1990’s
case diameter: 37mm
movement: automatic winding, Patek Philippe caliber 335 SC
box and papers: no