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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 5726/1A-010
    Movement No: 5’778’382
    Case No: 4’650’603
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S QA LU 24 H, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Gubelin Zurich dated 21st June 2014, instruction manual, setting pin, product literature, leather folio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe annual calendar debuted in 1996 offered a complication that was deemed ‘useful’, simple and yet entirely new. The newly patented mechanism needing adjustment only once a year injected with enduring technical and design prowess flourished into a vast collection among the Patek Philippe family. In 2010, the continued brilliance extended its reach to the launch of the Nautilus ref. 5726 fitted with a dark grey dial paired with an elegant leather strap. Housed in the instantaneously recognizable case design, the model is fitted with the calibre 324 appreciated underneath the ample display of the sapphire caseback. Sporting good looks and a worry-free annual calendar mechanism, the second variation joined the family and was launched two years later in 2012. This time paired with a bracelet and for the first time (with the exception of a vintage prototype piece) the Nautilus was donning a white dial contrasted with bold black surrounds marker. With the discontinuation of the two models in 2019, the firm launched the third variant with a blue dial which remains available in the current collection today.

    Quickly becoming a cult collectible amongst the Nautilus lineage, the present ref. 5726/1A-010 sporting a refreshing white dial is preserved in excellent overall condition and accompanied by its Certificate of Origin and 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. 5726/1A-010
A very fine, rare and attractive stainless steel annual calendar wristwatch with center seconds, moon phases, 24-hour indication, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2014
40.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$200,000 - 350,000 

Sold for HK$1,008,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021