Patek Philippe 3800A Tiffany & Co.
Released to the public by Patek Philippe in 1976, the Nautilus has since become a classic for watch collectors. Inspired by the portholes of ships, the watch was designed by Gerald Genta, also the mind behind the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Following the success of the Jumbo ref. 3700, the brand decided in the early 80’s to release a mid sized version of their Nautilus under the hood of the reference 3800. Today we’re glad to be offering a beautiful example in steel retailed by Tiffany & Co. in New York. The dial is stamped with the retailer signature at 6 o’clock which, in our opinion, brings a great balance to the piece. Double signed watches are exceptionally collectible, as displayed through the Auctioneer Philipps’ Double Signed thematic auction where we saw a particular appreciation for Tiffany & Co. signed pieces. The present watch is part of the earlier examples, as shown by the presence of the black date wheel, a wonderful detail only present on early 3800 references and that brings a great harmony to the watches. Accompanied by and extract from the Archives of Patek Philippe.