Patek Philippe - Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS Hong Kong Sunday, May 26, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 5980/1A-001
    Movement No: 3’667’595
    Case No: 4’442’347
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 165 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Certificate of Origin signed by retailer Eldorado Watch Co Ltd and dated 4th August 2008, fitted presentation box, original invoice, product literature, hangtag, setting pin, extra links, leather wallet and outer packaging. Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2008 and its subsequent sale on 13th March, 2008

  • Catalogue Essay

    With the release of the reference 3700 in 1976, Patek Philippe created one of the best stainless steel luxury wristwatches available in the market and in the ensuing 40 years, it has become an icon. It changed the look and feel of contemporary timepieces with the water resistant “Nautilus” case designed by famed Gerald Genta. The watch was rugged masculine and sporty in nature, it could be worn in casual settings as while as a dress watch for formal affairs.

    Due to the success of the Nautilus, Patek Philippe developed the collection with the release of yellow gold models and examples with diamonds. Over time there was a desire to expand further and the reference 5980 released in 2006 featured a chronograph mechanism with bull’s eye subsidiary dial at Basel during the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus. Featuring the caliber 28-250 C first used on the reference 5960, the first automatic annual calendar chronograph, Patek Philippe modified the movement for the reference 5980 to remove the date window.

    The present watch is fresh to the market and offered in excellent overall condition and offers the opportunity for savvy collectors to own a watch that has inspired so many.

  • 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 very fine and attractive stainless steel flyback chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, certificate of origin and fitted presentation box

43.5 mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

HK$275,000 - 470,000 

Sold for HK$837,500

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Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019