Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI Geneva Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 5980/1R-001
    Movement No: 7'329'428
    Case No: 6'383'960
    Model Name: Nautilus, "The Boss"
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 35 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe bracelet stamped "A384GAP" to the endlinks, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by Casa Barros and dated January 27, 2021, product literature, leather document holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Officially announced in 2013, Patek Philippe reference 5980/1R can be considered to be one of the most eye-catching, impressive and dazzling modern chronographs present on today's market.

    The pink gold case, in tandem with its immediately distinguishable Genta-design Nautilus architecture and size almost seems a match too good to be true. Cased at 43mm in diameter the timepiece is certainly not for the faint of heart and most definitely commands power and attention. Having said so the case does sit quite comfortably on the wrist without being excessively stiff.

    The dial, slightly tending more to the chocolate color is further exalted when contrasted against the warm pink gold color of the case and is extremely legible. At 6 o'clock one can notice the signature statement of the 5980 Nautilus collection: the combined chronograph registers, also known as "bulls-eye" counter.

    Inside, the watch is powered by Patek Phillipe's first self-winding in-house chronograph movement, the automatic caliber CH28 - 520 C. With a 60-minute and 12-hour mono-counter, the movement boasts a power reserve of up to 55 hours.

    Given the nearly mystical appeal of this timepiece, it is no surprise that the model is virtually impossible to acquire at retail and has reached the Elysian field amongst other extremely adulated and unattainable references.

    The present example, preserved in hardly worn condition, is offered with its original set of accessories.

  • 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. 5980/1R-001
A rare, hefty, and extremely sought-after pink gold chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, certificate of origin and presentation box

43.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF150,000 - 300,000 

Sold for CHF201,600

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022