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Patek Philippe Nautilus 3700/1A – The Grail

Patek Philippe Nautilus 3700/1A – The Grail

There is nothing of the sort as a Grail with regards to gathering watches. When you think you’ve discovered one, the following Grail is emerging. Notwithstanding, the Patek Philippe Nautilus is the Grail for some watch aficionados out there, particularly those with a shaky area for Gerald Genta plans. One of our perusers has a place with that classification, and showed us his Patek Philipe Nautilus 3700/1A. In the wake of having a lot of OMEGA, Rolex and Audemars Piguet watches, it appears to be that this treated steel masterpiece gives him internal harmony with his watch assortment. He’d like to share a portion of the photos of his 1977 Nautilus 3700/1A with the perusers of Fratellowatches.

In the past, we’ve composed an in-dept article about the Nautilus 5711/1A (in combination with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’) and it very well may be a smart thought to peruse it when you need to study the historical backdrop of the Nautilus ‘Jumbo’ and Gerald Genta when all is said in done. Snap here to understand it. We love the Nautilus for a great deal of reasons, reasons that are completely superfluous to the individuals who despise the Nautilus, Royal Oak, Ingenieur and comparable planned watches. Do we like the Patek Philippe ref.3700/1A better than the advanced form that was [re]introduced in 2006, the ref.5711/1A?

Until we dealt with this 1977 Nautilus, we didn’t have a solid assessment on this. Subsequent to tinkering with this vintage model and glancing back at our past involvement in the Nautilus 5711/1A , we come to the determination that there are a couple of contrasts that makes us preferring the 3700/1A over the 5711/1A model. Most importantly, the absence of a second hand on the vintage Nautilus 3700 model gives an all the more spotless and ‘zen’ investigate the current creation model with an incorporated second hand. This is something that Audemars Piguet entirely comprehended when they chose to bring back some live in the first Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ ref.5402 and still does with the current Royal Oak 15202ST Jumbo .

Another purpose behind us to lean toward the 3700/1A is the phrasing on the dial. The current model uses a more present day typography and we simply lean toward the former one. At that point with respect to the programmed development in this watch, the type 28-255C. This development was later on supplanted with Patek Philippe’s own type 324 SC, yet the first development was the one planned by Jaeger-LeCoultre (type 920) and AP is the one in particular that actually utilizes it in their Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’. We have a slight inclination for the type 28-255C (or AP type 2121) development over the later 324 SC development, as a result of the reality it is marginally more slender because of its rail framework for the rotor.

As you can peruse, we are truly getting geeky here. We would gladly claim a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A, however in the event that you do some you will see you can simply pick between the two references for a similar sort of cash. All things considered, our inclination would be a vintage 1970s or mid 1980s Nautilus 3700/1A.

With respects to the details for this watch, the case comprises of two sections, having both a cleaned and brushed (glossy silk) finish. Four screws through the shoulders of the watch associate the two watch parts to each other. The PP Nautilus 3700/1A estimates 42mm [crown guards] x 44mm [lugs] and is just 7.5mm in height.

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