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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 5980R-001
    Movement No: 5’954’088
    Case No: 6’085’359
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped A L'Emeraude SA, France dated 4th March 2016, setting pin, product literature and leather folio.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Originally introduced in 2006 with a stainless steel case, the Patek Philippe reference 5980 marked a significant milestone for the brand as it was the first Nautilus reference to feature a chronograph complication. Garnering widespread acclaim, Patek Philippe later released a pink gold version with a leather strap in 2010, known as reference 5980R-001.

    - Adorned with an appealing chocolate brown dial that harmonizes beautifully with the hefty 18K pink gold case, the dial also showcases a silvered all-in-one chronograph register positioned at 6 o'clock. Powering this timepiece is Patek Philippe's first in-house self-winding flyback chronograph caliber CH 28-520 C, further adding to the reference's significance and garnering a growing community of enthusiasts.

    - While the more recent reference 5990 introduced the travel-time complication to the beloved Nautilus case, it couldn't quite rival the enduring appeal of the classic sleek design of the reference 5980.

    - With the recent discontinuation of this reference in early 2024, the present timepiece will forever hold a special place in the hearts of many collectors as the ultimate Nautilus model.

  • 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. 5980R-001
A very fine and rare pink gold flyback chronograph with date and Certificate of Origin

Circa 2016
43.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$450,000 - 850,000 

Sold for HK$698,500

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

19 - 26 March 2024