Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: X Geneva Saturday, November 9, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2012
    Reference No: 5712G
    Movement No: 5'646'831
    Case No: 4'935'785
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated July 14, 2012 and stamped Gübelin, two additional straps, product literature, leather wallet, setting pin, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First launched in 1976, the Nautilus is one of Patek Philippe’s most iconic watch references ever produced. Inspired by the robust proportions of maritime portholes, reference 3700 merged Patek Philippe’s elegant design philosophy with durability to create the ultimate watch made to withstand the elements. When the Nautilus was first launched, the watch retailed for $3100 US dollars, which was a high price to pay for a stainless steel wristwatch. Today, the model has become a true collector's timepiece and ultimately changed the way we perceive a sports watch.

    Cased in white gold and offered without reserve, the present watch is preserved in almost like-new condition. It is complete with its Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated July 14, 2012 and stamped Gübelin, two additional straps procured by the seller at great expense, product literature, leather wallet, setting pin, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    Reference 5712 was introduced in October 2006 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the celebrated Nautilus. Still in production today, the white gold version is still available but incredibly difficult to obtain. At the time of launch, it was the most complicated Nautilus ever created. Displaying a beautiful grey dial, the white gold has an especially appealing luster and depth in color. It is a subtle, yet luxurious version of the iconic sports watch.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 5712G
A very fine white gold wristwatch with date, power reserve indication, moonphases, certificate and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for CHF75,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019