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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 5712/1A-001
    Movement No: 3’178’947
    Case No: 4’456’602
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 PS IRM C LU, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped King Fook Jewellery Group Ltd. dated 14th May 2009, setting pin, instruction manual, product literature and leather folio.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe Nautilus is undoubtedly one of a handful that still hold their position as the hottest and most sought-after watches in the market today. Ever since the recent discontinuation of the ref. 5711, collectors who had missed their chance in the past are now fighting to get a hold of a piece from the Nautilus family for themselves. Introduced in 2006, the ref. 5712 was one of the very first modern complicated Nautiluses ever to be offered, along with its chronograph sibling, the ref. 5980. With an estimation that Patek Philippe’s total production of stainless steel wristwatches to be about 22% of their entire annual production, the stainless steel ref. 5712 is most certainly a rare bird by today’s standards. As the demand for this reference far surpasses its supply, the resurfaced examples have been achieving record-breaking prices in the market.

    The present Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5712/1A-001 is a brand-new example from circa 2009. It is not every day that one will come across a single-sealed example and fresh-to-the-market, this chance to acquire a Nautilus with date and moon phases is as rare as the watch itself. Besides, who knows how long this sporty collectors’ dream may still be in production for?

  • 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. 5712/1A-001
A rare and fine stainless steel wristwatch with small seconds, date, moon phases, power reserve indication, bracelet and Certificate of Origin, single sealed

Circa 2009
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$470,000 - 1,000,000 

Sold for HK$945,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)