Patek Philippe - RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020 Geneva Sunday, November 8, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 5711/1P
    Movement No: 5’796’030
    Case No: 4’690’997
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.5 mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 5 September 2014, product literature, instruction manual, and leather wallet. Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production in 2014 and sale on May 27th, 2014.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 2006 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus, reference 5711 paid tribute to its forefather, the original reference 3700, keeping the original “jumbo” 42.5m m case but with the addition of a central seconds hand. The 5711 hit a sweet spot with collectors around the world to the extent that today the waiting list for the model is over 10 years and the brands and retailers are no longer taking orders!

    Keeping to the luxury leisure genetic code of the original Nautilus, reference 5711 was made in steel. However, in 2013 Patek Philippe presented a very elusive and mysterious version that was never listed in the brand’s catalogue, never available for viewing and reserved for a select clientele: a 5711 in platinum of which a mere 50 are believed to have been made.

    At first glance the platinum 5711 may look like its stainless steel sibling but subtle details set it apart showing just how exclusive and important the watch really is.

    Whereas the dial of the steel watch is blue/ grey, the dial of the platinum model is vivid blue contrasting beautifully with the platinum case. Other subtle details demonstrate that Patek Philippe considers this watch to be truly apart and has extra touches that add up to make all the difference, such as the logo printing on the dial. Whereas on the steel version the logo is directly printed on the fluting of the dial, with the platinum version a flat recessed area has been created for the logo print. The bevels on the case and bracelet are more prominent than on the steel version and like with all platinum Patek Philippe models a small diamond on the case at 6 o’clock indicated the use of this precious metal.

    Obviously however the most important element is the platinum case and bracelet that have an incredible sheen that no other metal has, the sheer heft of the watch will also remind the wearer what an incredible piece is on his or her wrist.

    So rare is the platinum ref 5711 that only about 5 have graced the auction market. The present example is still sealed after factor servicing where only the movement was serviced but case and bracelet were left unpolished.

  • 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. 5711/1P
An incredibly rare and attractive platinum wristwatch with date, bracelet and Certificate of Origin, service sealed

42.5 mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF200,000 - 400,000 

Sold for CHF428,400

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724


Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020

Geneva Auction 8 November 2020