It is one of the watches designed by the brilliant designer Gerald Genta. We are in 1976, Patek, the undisputed master of haute horlogerie, offers at the time a model with astonishing and atypical shapes, a sporty and elegant model, a clever mixture a bit crazy for the time but which marked a watchmaker genre outside common, which today delights most collectors.
The name of the model comes from the sea, the Nautilus is a mollusc of great depths. It is also the name of Jules Verne's "20,000 leagues under the seas" ship, the box hinges of the watch recall the porthole and the hull.
The first reference is the 3700 manufactured from 76 to 90, it is the most sought after model of course. The proposed one is 1979.
The box called "television" upsets the codes of the era, avant-gardist to wish. It is called Jumbo, it displays dimensions of 42 mn.
The bracelet is fully integrated to the box, it is supple and comfortable, it is part of the design of the watch.
The dial is blue, with indexes and stick hands. A discrete date at 3H per wicket.
A magnificent timepiece completely successful and original, which has passed through the years with great success.
A great name for watchmaking in the service of sportsmanship. A watch to wear in tuxedo or diving suit, as the advertisement of the time said
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