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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2017
    Reference No: 5726/1A-010
    Movement No: 7'088'654
    Case No: 6'201'522
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S QA, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated November 14, 2017 confirming the present watch was sold at Tiffany & Co. in Houston Texas, product literature, wallet, presentation box and Tiffany & Co. outer box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1996, Patek Philippe patented the Annual Calendar complication, a new mechanism that took into account the different lengths of the months and required only one annual adjustment in February. The legibility of the calendar functions were made easy thanks to the month and day that were indicated via two apertures on the top part of the dial whereas the date, moonphases and 24 hours indication were placed elegantly on the lower part of the dial.

    In a bold move, Patek Philippe decided to merge fine complications and sports chic by launching a Nautilus housing this intelligent and useful complication.

    The present watch is fitted with a white dial that displays the signature of storied retailer Tiffany & Co. underneath the moonphase aperture. Tiffany & Co. is Patek Philippe's longest retailer and partner, their relationship starting since 1851. Such is their good relationship that Tiffany and Co. has been granted the honor of printing their name on some of Patek Philippe's dials. To date, the present watch is the only known example of the reference 5726 with white dial and a Tiffany & Co. signature to appear on the auction market, underscoring the rarity of the present watch.

  • 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. 5726/1A-010
A highly rare stainless steel annual calendar wristwatch with moonphases, bracelet, certificate of origin and presentation box, retailed by Tiffany & Co. and the only publicly known example of its kind

42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF70,000 - 140,000 

Sold for CHF258,300

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022