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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2007
    Reference No: 5980/1A-001
    Movement No: 3'666'072
    Case No: 4'374'133
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 28-520 C, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated September 22, 2007, slip box, product literature, wallet, presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore accompanied by a copy of Nautilus & Aquanaut by Guido Mondani Editore.
    Literature: The present watch is illustrated in Patek Philippe Nautilus & Aquanaut by Guido Mondani Editore, pages 201 and 202.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe reference 5980/1 was initially introduced in 2006 together with its time-only brother reference 5711, during the same year when the Nautilus collection as a whole celebrated its 30th birthday.

    Equipped with the manufacturer's in-house self-winding chronograph calibre CH 28-520, the design of the timepieces was entirely new and revolutionary as the Nautilus collection had never incorporated a flyback chronograph function before.

    Stepping away from the usual chronograph layout, the dial is further simplified via a subsidiary dial combining all registers into one, forming what is dubbed as the “bull’s eye” counter. Originally available in stainless steel with bracelet, 18K pink gold with a leather strap for early examples and the latest iteration in 18K pink gold with a matching bracelet, Stainless steel examples have been discontinued in 2014 and replaced by the reference 5990, the timepiece has since then been one of the most sought after Patek Philippe references since.

    Preserved in near-unworn condition, the present timepiece comes with its original certificate of origin and fitted box.

  • 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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From the Guido Mondani Collection


Ref. 5980/1A-001
A fine, barely worn and attractive stainless steel flyback chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, original certificate and presentation box

44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF82,550

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024