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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: 5740/1G-001
    Movement No: 7'499'863
    Case No: 6'541'239
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240Q, 27 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Patek Philippe integrated bracelet stamped A384TAP, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by Salons Patek Philippe, Geneve and dated December 4, 2022, instruction booklet and product literature, leather wallet, setting pin, Patek Philippe travel box and outer packaging, Patek Philippe electric winder and outer packaging, Patek Philippe wooden presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1976, the Nautilus today is more than just a popular sports timepiece - it is a cultural icon in itself and a cornerstone in Patek Philippe's catalog. Following the launch of the reference 3700/1, the model has re-invented itself in many iterations such as changing the dial colour or including complications. 

By 2018, Patek Philippe had diversified its Nautilus line up to include a vast array of complications – from a simple date to a chronograph to an annual calendar. As such, it finally came time to introduce one of their signature complications - the perpetual calendar - in the Nautilus line, and at Baselworld Patek Philippe launched the 5740G. With a lustrous 18K white gold case and bracelet, the caliber 240 Q – Patek’s ultra-slim perpetual calendar movement stamped with the Patek Philippe seal – beats within so that the case itself remains a mere 8.42mm, which is even slimmer than the reference 5712.

    This immediately captivated the market with its combination of sporty/elegant aesthetics boosted by the incredibly attractive and refined metallic navy/royal blue of the dial and the intrinsic scarcity dictated by the complex movement. Combining all of the above with the practicality of an automatic perpetual calendar - theoretically ensuring no need to set or wind the watch, assuming one always wears it, until the year 2100 - results in what some consider the ultimate Nautilus, an “everyday grail” equally suitable for a charity gala as it is for scuba diving in the Caribbeans.

  • 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. 5740/1G-001
An extremely attractive, difficult-to-obtain and collectible white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases, 24-hour indication, leap year indication, integrated bracelet, Certificate and box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF100,000 - 200,000 

Sold for CHF203,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024