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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2015
    Reference No: 5711P
    Movement No: 5'814'815
    Case No: 4'690'983
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated November 2, 2015, leather folio, product literature, fitted box, outer packaging and 3 extra links.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 5711 in steel was launched in 2006 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus. It paid tribute to its forefather, the original reference 3700, keeping the original “jumbo” 42mm case but with the addition of a central seconds hand. The 5711 immediately hit a sweet spot with collectors around the world with waiting lists going up to close to a decade until it was discontinued in early 2021.

    In 2013 Patek Philippe presented a very elusive and mysterious reference 5711 in platinum. A model that was never listed in the brand’s catalogue, never available for viewing and reserved for a select clientele. It is believed that a mere 50 examples were made.

    At first glance the platinum 5711 may look like its stainless steel sibling, but subtle details set it apart, showing just how exclusive and important the watch really is.

    Whereas the dial of the steel watch is blue/ grey, the dial of the platinum model is vivid blue contrasting beautifully with the platinum case. Other subtle details demonstrate that Patek Philippe considers this watch to be truly apart and has extra touches that add up to make all the difference, such as the logo printing on the dial. Whereas on the steel version the logo is directly printed on the fluting of the dial, with the platinum version a flat recessed area has been created for the logo print. The bevels on the case and bracelet are more prominent than on the steel version and like with all platinum Patek Philippe models a small diamond on the case at 6 o’clock indicated the use of this precious metal.

    Obviously however the most important element is the platinum case and bracelet that have an incredible sheen that no other metal has, the sheer heft of the watch will also remind the wearer what an incredible piece is on his or her wrist.

    So rare is the platinum reference 5711 that only about 6 have graced the auction market. The present example, fresh to the auction market, is preserved in excellent condition and is delivered full set with box and paperwork.

  • 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. 5711P
An incredibly rare and attractive platinum wristwatch with date, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and Box

42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF200,000 - 400,000 

Sold for CHF567,000

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Alexandre Ghotbi
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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021