Watch Reviews

Early Icons Friday Pt 2: An Orignal Patek Philippe Nautilus "Jumbo"

by on Oct.15, 2010, under Review, What's New

Earlier today we showed you one of the earliest Rolex Daytonas you’ll ever come across, dating back to 1963 and having a rare 300 unit bezel (we’re nerds, we know it).  While many believe the Daytona to be the grand-daddy of the luxury (steel) sport watch game, you mustn’t forget the great yachting watches of the 1970s.

We are talking about the Genta-designed Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus.  These were the first true luxury sport watches that were marketed as such.  They both used a JLC-based movement and we’ve gone into the details in the past (see here and here), but today we’ve found one of these original Jumbos for sale in great shape, and you guys need to know about it.

It’s the original Nautilus reference (3700) in original condition – and, while AP still uses the same legendary caliber in their Jumbos, Patek no longer produces the Nautilus using the same movement, so this is really a collectible.  It’s the perfect compliment to your vintage Daytona.

Click here for the details of this early and important Patek Philippe Nautilus, one of the two first luxury sport watches.


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