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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 5976G
    Movement No: 7’020’042
    Case No: 6’158’828
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18K white gold, and diamond
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-520 C, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Patek Philippe bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Clarkson Jewelers, Ellisville, MO, and dated February 2, 2017, cork fitted presentation box, leather envelope with product literature, and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe’s Nautilus model is one of the most iconic and cherished luxury wristwatches of all time, and to celebrate the model’s 40th anniversary, launched two limited edition Nautilus watches fitted with special dials embossed with 1976-40-2016. The reference 5976 was among them, featuring a chronograph, date, and diamond-set hour markers – housed within an enlarged case. The 44mm diameter case was the largest in the Nautilus family, and combined with the commemorative dial, the reference is one of their most unique.
    The Nautilus has been an integral and important part of Patek Philippe’s production, and the present 5976 model resembles the earlier reference 5980, which was released in 2006 as part of the brand’s 30th anniversary celebration of the model. Powered by the same caliber CH 28-520 C as found in the reference 5980, the reference 5976 shares the same case thickness, though with its larger case diameter, wears thinner and very comfortably on the wrist. The baguette diamond hour markers tastefully embellish the dial, adding a luxurious touch to this impressive watch.
    The reference was produced in a limited edition of 1300 unnumbered examples, and was released alongside the platinum reference 5711/1P with similarly embossed dial and baguette diamond hour markers. Both models were offered to Patek Philippe’s most loyal and supportive clientele. The present example is a truly rare find – factory sealed in new condition complete with all of its original accessories and the prized cork presentation box. It is furthermore fresh to the market, and offered by the original owner making it a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of the most impressive and important Nautilus models manufactured by Patek Philippe.

    Consigned by the Original Owner

  • 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. 5976G
A massive, very rare, and highly attractive limited edition white gold chronograph wristwatch with baguette diamond-set dial, date, bracelet, Certificate of Origin and presentation box, made to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Patek Philippe Nautilus, factory sealed

Circa 2017
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

$150,000 - 300,000 

Sold for $352,800

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New York Auction 12 December 2020