Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1980
    Material: Wood
    Dimensions: 40cm Length, 8.5cm Height and 18cm Width
    Signed: Box signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Offered without reserve, the present presentation box made in lacquered wood by Patek Philippe was made specially for the Nautilus model, evidenced by Nautilus inscription inside the box. Heavy and solid, it is made with the very best materials - qualities Patek Philippe is best known for.

    It is most probable that the present presentation box was made upon special order for a client, wishing to store his or her watches inside in an unusual and luxurious manner. The box is perfect for any collector wishing to display their coveted Nautilus models, providing beauty, practicality and most of all, vintage flair.

  • 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 From the Guido Mondani Collection


Lot offered with No Reserve

A rare and attractive wooden presentation box, made for the Nautilus model

Circa 1980
40cm Length, 8.5cm Height and 18cm Width
Box signed

CHF5,000 - 10,000 

Sold for CHF12,700

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024