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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 5726/1A
    Movement No: 5'778'382
    Case No: 4'650'603
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S QA LU 24H, 34 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet stamped "A384FBP" to the endlink, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by Gübelin and dated June 21, 2014, setting pin, product literature, leather document holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1996, Patek Philippe patented the Annual Calendar complication, a new mechanism that took into account the different lengths of the months and required only one annual adjustment in February. The new complication was a very welcome “middle ground” between the simple calendar (requiring correction at the end of every non-31-days month) and the almighty (but expensive and produced in very small amounts) perpetual calendar.
    It made then perfect sense for Patek Philippe to create a Nautilus with this complication, and in 2010 reference 5726 was launched.

    Housed in the immediately recognizable case designed by Gerald Genta with a fair 40.5 millimeter diameter, this annual calendar movement displays its indications on a beautiful white dial.

    Indeed, the present reference 5726/1A-010 is the second variation of the Annual Calendar Nautilus, launched in 2012. For the first time (with the exception of a vintage prototype piece) the Nautilus was donning a white dial, joining in the catalogue the black dial version launched two years prior. A third dial version for the watch (the classic petrol blue) was introduced in 2019, and it is now the only version available, the white and black dial variations having been discontinued.

    Offered by the original owner complete of all of its accessory and in close to “as-new” condition, the present lot is an exclusive occasion to own what is quickly becoming a cult piece.

  • 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. 5726/1A
A very fine, rare and attractive stainless steel automatic wristwatch with center seconds, annual calendar, moonphases, 24-hour indication, bracelet, original certificate and presentation box

2014
40.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF30,000 - 50,000 
€27,200-45,300
$32,700-54,400

Sold for CHF107,100

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

 

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021