Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: 5980/1A-014
    Movement No: 5’542’251
    Case No: 4’521’416
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 16th December 2010 stamped Gioielleria Rabino Mario & C. s.a.s. Cuneo, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2006, Patek Philippe introduced the new Nautilus models to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first Patek Philippe sports model. Replacing the legendary ref. 3700 was the new ref. 5711 with several other models launched alongside, such as the ref. 5712 and the ref. 5980. Whilst the ref. 5712 was pretty much similar to the rare and short-lived ref. 3712, the ref. 5980 was the first of its kind. Featuring a chronograph complication, it was the first Nautilus to incorporate such feat. Powering the watch was Patek Philippe’s first in-house self-winding chronograph cal. CH 28-520, which is another ground breaking feature on its own.

    The present example with a black dial from circa 2010, is presented in immaculate “like new” overall condition and is accompanied by the full set of accessories with a Certificate of Origin stamped by an Italian retailer. Furthermore, stainless steel examples of the reference has been discontinued since 2014, and replaced by the new ref. 5990.

  • 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. 5980/1A-014
A fine and rare stainless steel flyback chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2010
43.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$390,000 - 780,000 

Sold for HK$687,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020