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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 5980/1A-001
    Movement No: 3’668’366
    Case No: 4’398’832
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 165mm
    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 stamped Tiffany & Co. dated 2nd October 2008, instruction manual, product literature and leather folio.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus collection in 2006, the reference 5980 made its debut alongside the time-only legend, the reference 5711. At that time, it boasted an innovative feature as the Nautilus line had never before incorporated a chronograph function.

    - Despite this innovative addition, the dial of the 5980 retained the iconic Nautilus elements, including its ribbed design and a legible profile, while ingeniously combining the chronograph registers into a single "bull's eye" counter. The stainless steel versions of the watch were discontinued in 2014, further heightening the desirability of the reference and establishing it as one of the most coveted Patek Philippe Nautiluses.

    - The present example, featuring a blue-black dial dating back to 2008, holds particular significance due to its inclusion of the Tiffany & Co. stamp on its certificate, despite the absence of the signature on the watch dial.

  • 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 and Certificate of Origin

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

HK$350,000 - 650,000 

Sold for HK$698,500

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024