PATEK PHILIPPE STEEL AND GOLD NAUTILUS REF. 3800/1AJ, MADE IN 1984
The original Nautilus is now considered an icon of the 1970s and 1980s. With its instantly recognizable, boldly designed case and bracelet, together with its black, matte ribbed dial, this unique design is nothing short of wearable art. It is hard to believe that they were once quite difficult to sell when they were originally made due to their ‘shocking’ aesthetic. Today, however, these groundbreaking watches are appreciated and coveted around the globe. This fresh-to-market full set example features its beautifully preserved original dial, extra links, tie tag and box. It is from the coveted first series of the ref. 3800/1A and features the tell tale black date wheel. For a captivating read on the ref. 3800/1A, please visit A Collected Man.