WHY THIS WATCH IS IMPORTANT
Designed by Gerald Genta, the Nautilus was one of the first luxury sports watches brought to market, an enduring icon of contemporary 70s design. In 1981, Patek Philippe released a smaller version of the iconic original, the reference 3800. It was more than just a compact iteration mirroring the pristine aesthetic language. Functional developments occurred with the addition of a central second hand—and what made it all tick. This watch was powered by an all-new in-house automatic caliber 330 SC movement. Altogether, the 3800 was a groundbreaking development for the Nautilus, and a commitment to expanding its identity and reach. With all original parts and this particular 3800 in yellow gold and with a stunning blue dial and factory set diamond hour markers, embodies the brand's majesty. This example from 1983 comes with a Patek Philippe archival extract and a one year Material Good warranty.