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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2016
    Reference No: 5711/1P
    Movement No: 7'090'504
    Case No: 6'184'422
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Platinum and Diamond
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Patek Philippe platinum bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Patek Philippe Attestation confirming the watch is one of 700 pieces, original Patek Philippe cork presentation box, hang tag, leather envelop, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe’s Nautilus wristwatch was released in1976, quickly becoming an instant success that has been a mainstay of the brand’s product line ever since. The Gerald Genta-designed luxury sports watch took its inspiration from Captain Nemo’s Nautilus submarine from Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Nicknamed the “Jumbo”, its 42mm case featured a wide, fat bezel and an integrated bracelet, which was far sportier than any gold gentlemen’s dress watch of the era. Over the ensuing years, the Nautilus continued to evolve, with many different variants such as the 3800/1 in 1981 with a smaller 37mm case diameter, the brand’s first Nautilus with a complication, the reference 3710 released in 1998 with power reserve, and the reference 3712 released in 2005 with power reserve, calendar, and moon phase complications. In 2006,to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus, Patek Philippe released the reference 5980 - the first Nautilus chronograph. Today, the iconic case design is immediately recognizable and the Nautilus has become one of the most sought after timepieces for its masculine and sporty aesthetic, which is perfectly suited for casual or dressy occasions.

    The present Nautilus reference 5711P/1P was released in 2016 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Nautilus and pays tribute to the first Nautilus “Jumbo” reference 3700/1A with date. For this special occasion, the watch is cased in luxurious platinum and features elegant and tasteful diamond-set hour markers. Released alongside another special edition Nautilus, the reference 5976/1G chronograph in white gold, they were offered in a limited edition of 700 examples for the platinum 5711P/1P and 1300 examples for the white gold 5796/1G. Both watches feature a blue dial, baguette diamond hour markers, and “1976-40-2016” embossed on the dial at 6 o’clock.

    Fresh-to-the-market, factory sealed, and complete with its cork box and certificate of origin, the present lot is a rare opportunity to own an important, milestone Nautilus model.

  • 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. 5711/1P
A rare and highly attractive platinum and diamond-set 40th anniversary wristwatch with date and bracelet, with certificate of origin and original cork presentation box, factory sealed

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed

$150,000 - 300,000 

Sold for $350,000

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New York Auction 10 December 2019