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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 5980/1A
    Movement No: 3'665'737
    Case No: 4'383'364
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated November 28, 2006, leather wallet, product literature, hangtag and setting pin.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With the release of the reference 3700 in 1976, Patek Philippe created one of the best stainless steel luxury wristwatches available on the market and in the ensuing 40 years, it became an icon. At the time of launch, Patek Philippe completely revolutionized the concept of a "sports watch" with its water resistant Nautilus case designed by famed Gerald Genta. The watch was rugged, masculine and sporty in nature and could be worn in both casual settings as well as formal affairs.

    Presented in 2006, reference 5980/1 was launched alongside its time-only sibling reference 5711. At the time of launch, it was a completely novel design as the Nautilus model had never incorporated a chronograph function before.

    This particular example is preserved in excellent condition with crisp finishes, and is accompanied by its original certificate dated 2006 - the very year that the model was introduced.

  • 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. 5980/1A
A rare, early and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, original certificate, hand tag and setting pin

2006
43.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF25,000 - 45,000 
€22,700-40,800
$27,200-49,000

Sold for CHF119,700

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