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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2015
    Reference No: 5711/1A-010
    Movement No: 5'842'709
    Case No: 6'022'197
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S C, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 13 January 2015, leather folder, product literature, inner and outer presentation boxes, and factory box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2006, Pluto was demoted from a planet to a dwarf planet, forever changing elementary school education. The same year, Patek Philippe revamped the Nautilus line, first introduced in 1976, for the 30th anniversary of the distinctive luxury sports watch. The 3700, the first Jumbo Nautilus, was discontinued in 1990, and between 1990 and 2006, the only 42mm Nautilus’ released were the 3710, with a smooth black dial, Roman numerals, and a power reserve indicator, the 3712, the short lived predecessor of the 5712 with power reserve and moon phase, and the 3711, a Jumbo Nautilus only ever produced in white gold. Nautilus fans were hungry for a new steel iteration of the beloved Jumbo, and their wishes were answered in 2006 when Patek Philippe introduced the 30th anniversary versions: the 5711, the 5712, the 5980 (the first Nautilus with a chronograph function), and the 5800 (the 37mm descendent of the 3800), all available in steel.

    Filled with innovations and updated for modern times, some slight variations can be seen between the modern ref. 5711 and original ref. 3700. Instead of the original two-piece monobloc case, the ref. 5711 had a three-piece case allowing for easier assembly, servicing, and the use of an exhibition caseback. The 5711 also measures 1mm wider than the 3700 and 0.7mm thicker, and is fitted with an in-house self-winding movement - the robust caliber 324 SC, that permitted a center seconds indication for the first time. A higher-grade of steel is found in the ref. 5711 with improved corrosion resistance, and the bracelet was also upgraded and refined, with the center links slightly flattened and the buckle now triple folding.

    The current 5711 was purchased new by the consignor in the United States in 2015 and has since remained protected in its factory seal, with all of its original accessories. Offered without reserve, it is a rare opportunity to procure a new 5711 without a wait and in untouched condition.

  • 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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This Lot is to be Sold with No Reserve


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 5711/1A-010
A very fine and rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, certificate, and original accessories, factory sealed

42.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.

$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $68,750

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New York Auction 10 December 2019