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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 5712G-001
    Movement No: 3’173’714
    Case No: 4’410’792
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 PS IRM C LU, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped The Watch & Jewellery Gallery, South Africa dated 7th September 2007, instruction manual, hangtag, product literature, leather folio, envelope, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe Nautilus model needs no introduction. In 2006, Patek Philippe celebrated their 30th Anniversary of the coveted model with the launched a series of new references 5711, 5712 and 5980.

    The ref. 5712G-001 was one of the most complicated Nautilus models offered at the time designed to be a feature-packed wristwatch with sophistication. Encased in white gold, the timepiece displays a smoky grey dial instead of the blue dial featured in the stainless steel model. Adding depth and legibility is a small detail highlighted in red such as the four dotted power reserve and the first day of the calendar. Offered in a crocodile strap pairing, the ref. 5712G-001 gives collectors a luxurious alternative to the sport model, giving it an elegant twist for the discerning ladies and gentlemen.

    The present example from circa 2007 belongs to an early example of the reference with its movement still stamped with the prestigious Geneva seal. Presented in an attractive condition and accompanied with its original Certificate of Origin and a full set of accessories, it is a magnificent opportunity for collectors to acquire a beautiful example of this sought after 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. 5712G-001
A fine, rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with small seconds, date, moon phases, power reserve indication, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2007
42.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$315,000 - 490,000 
€34,900-54,400
$40,400-62,800

Sold for HK$529,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021