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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 5980/1A-001
    Movement No: 3’665’529
    Case No: 4’383’939
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Eldorado Watch Co. LTD. Hong Kong dated 22 February 2008, instruction manual, product literature, hang tag, setting pin, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    During the 1970’s, the world of horology witnessed the birth of what is to become one of the world’s most iconic wristwatches of all time, the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Designed by the infamous Gerald Genta, it was launched to rival against the Royal Oak, which was also designed by Genta. With inspiration coming from the porthole of a ship, the case significantly reminisces the aesthetics of the component, featuring two “ears” that mimic the hinged mechanism of the porthole. At the time, the Patek Philippe Nautilus was introduced in stainless steel and was the most expensive stainless steel wristwatch in the market.

    After gaining its successful momentum and having already created an iconic status in the industry, the Nautilus was introduced with various complications. In 2006, Patek Philippe launched the ref. 5980 in stainless steel to the market, featuring a flyback chronograph complication with date. The reference would go on to be one of the most sought after pieces in the market today.

    The present example fitted with the prized blue dial is offered in absolute excellent overall condition since it was purchased by the original owner in 2008. Complete of all of its accessories, it is an important opportunity for Nautilus lovers out there to acquire a highly sought after and discontinued piece.

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

Circa 2008
43.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp

HK$310,000 - 625,000 

Sold for HK$775,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019