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1977 Patek Nautilus

1977 Patek Philippe

Steel Nautilus

 

When the Nautilus hit the market in 1976 it was a departure from the brand's heritage of precious metal dress watches. It's amazing how over time it's become their flagship model (at least judging by the waiting list for one).   

 

Why it's special... Stop for a second and take in the size of this ad. Look how beautifully the magnitude of it shows off the brushing in the steel, the curves and smoothness of the bracelet. Any time-only Nautilus, let alone a reference 3700, would be a welcome addition to most collections. Hard to image someone not running to their nearest Patek AD when they flipped the page of a magazine and saw this ad...  

 

Dimensions: 9" x 12 1/2" (23cm x 31.6cm)

 

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