Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 5980/1A-001
    Movement No: 3’667’485
    Case No: 4’445’013
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 3rd August 2008 stamped Shiy Mei Zai Watch Co. Ltd., instruction manual, setting pin, product literature, leather folio, slip case, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    For the first time, Patek Philippe incorporated a chronograph complication into a Nautilus. Powering the ref. 5980 is Patek Philippe’s first in-house self-winding chronograph cal. CH 28-520. Furthermore, differing from the regular chronograph set up with either 2 or 3 registers on the dial, Patek Philippe simplified its dial by combining all registers into one co-axial subsidiary dial for elapsed minutes and hours, which was also the case for the ref. 5960.

    The present example ref. 5980 fitted with a blue dial was discontinued in 2014 and replaced by the new Nautilus ref. 5990 featuring a travel time chronograph. Presented in excellent “like new” overall condition, the present example from circa 2008 is an early example of the reference still bearing the desired Geneva seal stamped on the movement before it was changed to the Patek Philippe seal in 2009. Offered with the full set of accessories including the original Certificate of Origin, setting pin and presentation box, this is certainly a great opportunity for seekers of the rare and highly sought after model to acquire an extremely well-preserved example.

  • 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-001
A fine, well-preserved and rare stainless steel flyback chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2008
43.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$280,000 - 500,000 

Sold for HK$687,500

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Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020