Mezzo Mix -- The Best of Both Worlds: Ellipse + Nautilus = Nautillipse
Patek Philippe Nautilus Ellipse aka Nautillipse, Rare
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This watch is un-mistakably: Patek Nautilus Ellipse ref3770 -- Nautillipse aka Ellipsilus. The rarest Patek Nautilus reference with just 300 made in two years of production 1981 and 1982 and a merger of two of the most iconic watches of all time and two brand defining legends: Nautilus and Ellipse. Patek isnt definable without any of these two icons and this is the genetic mix of both. The best of both worlds -- like Mezzo Mix or Metallica & San Francisco Symphony.
Made in overall very small quantities and designed by Genta for Patek to help the non-performing Nautilus to get started with help of the classic Ellipse. And we all know: Nautilus took off and Ellipse is still the most classic PP watch.
Ref3770 is the rarest Nautilus reference made by Patek. It was priced approx 50% higher than standard ref3700 back in early 1980s and while more than 9'000 of the jumbo ref3700 were made, significantly less than 1'000 were produced of the comfortable to wear ref3770 -- and this is easily visible in the market offerings today: while its easy to buy dozens of ref3900 or ref3800 and even of ref3700 right away, it is impossible to acquire just a handful of this rare ref3770.
Very special: Patek serviced in 2011 and rarely worn since then and service sticker still in place, PP service papers and service hang-tag included. The condition of this example is very good and hard to find -- especially the combination of steel, gold and original bracelet. Beware: Sometimes these watches come with an aftermarket Nautilus bracelet not with this original one with its ellipsoid interlinks. This bracelet is in very good condition and is guaranteed the original ref3770 bracelet with the ellipsoid interlinks.
This is the Uber-Patek and not only interesting for the sophisticated collector but also a joy to wear: all relevant and brand defining attributes (Ellipse + Nautilus + Genta-Overflow) are condensed in just one watch.
We are proud to be able to present a full set here: beautiful preserved watch, original Patek box, 2011 Patek service papers, hang-tag and documents.