A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, integrated bracelet, original Certificate of Origin, and presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2009
    Reference No: 5980/1A-001
    Movement No: 3’669’617
    Case No: 4’482’152
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin indicating sale of the present watch on 1 December 2009, inner and outer presentation boxes, leather folio, product literature, original hang tag, and 3 extra links. Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2009 and its subsequent sale on 28 October 2009.

  • Catalogue Essay

    When Patek Philippe reintroduced the Nautilus in 2006 for the 30th anniversary of the model, they unveiled multiple complicated models alongside the new time-only reference 5711 (heir apparent to the original 3700). This would include the launch of the reference 5712 with date, power reserve, and moonphase, and the ground-breaking chronograph, reference 5980. While the complications of the 5712 had been seen before in the short-lived 3712, the reference 5980 was the frst Nautilus ever ofered with a chronograph function. Powering the 5980 was Patek Philippe’s frst in-house, self-winding chronograph, the caliber CH 28-520. To simplify the layout of the dial, Patek chose to combine all of the chronograph functions into one co-axial subdial for elapsed minutes and hours, similar to the annual calendar ref. 5960, an innovative and unusual time display for the manufacture.

    The reference 5980 in stainless steel has been discontinued and is now available only in 18K pink gold or two-tone stainless steel and pink gold. In 2014, it was replaced by the reference 5990, a Nautilus with chronograph and second time zone display, the same complications found in the Aquanaut Travel Time reference 5164. The present 5980 is, as a result, highly sought afer - a casual weekend warrior with a touch of elegance sure to fnd wrist time in any collection.

  • Maker Bio

    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 fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, integrated bracelet, original Certificate of Origin, and presentation box

2009
43.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet, and clasp signed.

Estimate
$30,000 - 60,000 
CHF29,800-59,700
€27,200-54,400
HK$235,000-469,000

sold for $90,000

Contact Specialist
Paul Boutros
Head of Watches, Americas & International Strategy Advisor
Senior Vice President
+1 212 940 1293
pboutros@phillips.com

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