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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2017
    Reference No: 5976/1G
    Model Name: Nautilus 40th Anniversary
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 35 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied By Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by Italian retailer FB Aurum and dated June 10, 2017, Limited Edition Attestation, setting pin, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    To commemorate what is considered to be one of the most iconic luxury sports wristwatches in modern times, Patek Philippe launched two limited edition wristwatches featuring a unique dial embossed with 1976-40-2016 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the much admired Nautilus. Included in the limited edition launch was the Nautilus ref. 5976G chronograph wristwatch with date and further features a larger 44mm diameter case. Featuring what is the largest case size in the family of the Nautilus, the reference is most definitely unique on its own. On the other hand, the dial alone is enough to captivate the minds of connoisseurs of Patek Philippe, as it is the first to feature a commemoration date on the classic ribbed sunburst blue dial.

    With much resemblance to the reference 5980, similarly a chronograph with date powered by the same cal. CH 28-520 C, the reference 5976 is somewhat different. The commemorative piece features a case with the same thickness as the reference 5980, however as the diameter is slightly larger than the reference 5980, it wears slightly thinner on the wrist. Furthermore, the dial features baguette diamond-set indexes which generates an enhanced luxurious appeal to the luxury sports watch of the century. Launched as an unnumbered limited production of 1,300 pieces in 2016, the watches were offered to loyal and the most supportive clients of Patek Philippe globally.

    The present example is a virtually mint specimen of a Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5976G. It is further charmed by the original accessories that came with the watch when it was purchased by the original owner with the iconic cork presentation box. A wonderful opportunity for the lovers of Nautilus to acquire an important piece from the lineage of the world’s most iconic luxury sports watch manufactured by Patek Philippe.

  • Artist Biography

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 5976/1G
A massive, very rare and highly attractive white gold and diamond-set automatic chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, Certificate and box. Part of a 1300 pieces limited edition made to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Patek Philippe Nautilus

44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF150,000 - 300,000 

Sold for CHF487,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020