1987 Patek Philippe Nautilus ref 3800/1J
Rare Patek Philippe Nautilus Watch 3800/1J
All original, excellent condition, unpolished,
Perfect original double signed Gubelin champagne grid dial
Original bracelet with no stretch
Circa 1987, sold 1988
This is a prime example of an excellent unpolished all original Nautilus which is double signed with the all important Gubelin, the founder of the colored gemstone lab Gubelin, a more prestigious and rare partnership than Tiffany. The second edition Nautilus model was designed by the most important watch designer of our era, Gerald Genta. After receiving accolades for his designing what became the first luxury sports watch for Audemars Piguet-The Royal Oak, Genta became the most sought after watch designer.
Legend has it, that while sitting at a restaurant bar having dinner, during the Basel Watch Fair, in walked the Stern family (the owners of Patek), who sat down to dinner. Genta grabbed a bar napkin and pen and sketched what was to become the most iconic luxury sports watch of all time-The Patek Philippe Nautilus. Here is your chance to own the most perfect example that exists on the planet.
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