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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 5980/1R
    Movement No: 5'745'403
    Case No: 4'627'685
    Model Name: Nautilus, "The Boss"
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 35 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe bracelet stamped "A384GAP" to the endlinks, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by Gübelin and dated February 1, 2014, setting pin, product literature, leather document holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Massive, eye-catching and utterly luxurious, reference 5980 is one of the most impressive modern chronograph watches available on the market today.

    It manages to unite in one case the ineffable elegance of the Genta-designed Nautilus architecture, and the unrestrained statement-power of a full gold wristwatch. While this design is quite opposite to the understatement Patek Philippe is famous for, it is intriguing how the company succeeds in achieving a balance between unrestrained opulence, technicality and elegance.

    Given the nearly mystical appeal of this timepiece, it is no surprise that the model is virtually impossible to acquire at retail, with waiting lists purported to span 6 years or even more.

    The present example, preserved in barely worn condition, is offered without reserve and accompanied by all its original accessories. Furthermore, with a delivery date at the very beginning of February 2014, this piece classifies as one of the earliest examples produced. The reference was in fact officially announced in April 2013, and normally Patek Philippe begins deliveries of the new models around summertime. That means the present watch was manufactured in the first year of production of the model.

  • 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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This lot is offered without Reserve


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 5980/1R
An attractive, massive and extremely rare pink gold chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, Certificate and presentation box

43.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF60,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF201,600

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021