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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 5980/1A-001
    Movement No: 3’665’419
    Case No: 4’398’684
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin Emperor Watch & Jewellery Co. LTD dated 9th November 2007, instruction manual, product literature, setting pin, hang tag, leather folio, slip case, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Making its important debut in 2006, the Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5980 along with refs. 5711 and 5712 marked a new era for the coveted Nautilus. While the ref. 5711 shared very much of the same aesthetics as the ref. 3700 and the ref. 5712 sharing similarities with the short-lived ref. 3712, the ref. 5980 was entirely new. Featuring a flyback chronograph function with a date indication, the ref. 5980 features Patek Philippe’s first self-winding in-house chronograph cal. CH 28-520 and was also the first Nautilus chronograph model launched.

    While its dial retains the key elements of a Nautilus including a ribbed dial made available in blue or black for stainless steel examples, the indexes are further reminiscent of the indexes used in the refs. 5711 and 5712. Furthermore, to enhance its legibility the chronograph registers are combined as one forming what is dubbed as the “bull’s eye” counter. The reference was available in stainless steel with bracelet, 18K pink gold with a leather strap for early examples and the latest iteration in 18K pink gold with a matching bracelet. Stainless steel examples have been discontinued in 2014, and have been one of the most sought after Patek Phlippe references since.

    The present example Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5980/1A-001 in stainless steel with a blue dial from circa 2007 is offered in excellent overall condition and is further accompanied by its full 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. 5980/1A-001
A fine and attractive stainless steel flyback chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2007
43.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$310,000 - 545,000 

Sold for HK$882,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021