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Patek Phillippe Nautilus 3700/1J

When it comes to iconic watch designs the Patek Philippe Nautilus is always going to rank near the top. This timeless Gerald Genta design continues to impress 40+ years after its release.

In this episode of ‘What Is On My Wrist’ Cam talks about a case study example 18k Patek Phillippe Nautilus 3700/1J. 1976 brought us one of the most iconic watch designs recognized to date and by none other than the legendary Gerald Genta. This icon of design was the Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3700, often referred to as the “Jumbo” due to its large size for the era, 42mm. Genta designed the Nautilus in 1974 on a napkin while observing a group of Patek executives out for dinner during the Basel Trade Fair, he has been noted saying the sketch only took him 5 minutes to complete. The quick sketch must have been impressive because from that day forth the Patek Philippe Nautilus icon was born.

Looking for more information about the Patek Philippe Nautilus 3700? Check out this in-depth article around the design language featured within the Nautilus.

Founder and CEO of Craft + Tailored, Cameron Barr searches the globe for vintage timepieces and ephemera. His passion for telling the stories behind these incredible objects are the foundation of C+T.

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