PATEK PHILIPPE ‘NAUTELLIPSE’ BRACELET WATCH REF. 3770/1JA
Like the Nautilus, the ref. 3770 was made in a variety of designs to appeal to a different cross section of buyers. Made in two-tone stainless steel and 18k yellow gold, most two-tone pieces feature an elliptical outer sector and batons, but multiple dial options were available. Some were made with the classic Ellipse blued-gold dial adorned with diamonds.
The strap versions have no lugs, meaning the strap is attached directly into the case back, as with the Ellipse. The bracelet models, however, have a similar design to the Nautilus, but rather than rectangular bracelet links, the ref. 3770 bracelet has elongated, elliptical-shaped bracelet links. This subtle design feature truly makes the watch something to be appreciated.
This example features an attractive two-tone dial variant and dauphine hands. With an incredibly crisp case and full 185 mm bracelet, this wearable work of art is as affordable as it is attractive. The archive is on order with Patek Philippe Geneva.
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