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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: 5711/1A
    Movement No: 7’160’194
    Case No: 6’329’112
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 26-330 S C, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max overall length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated June 29, 2019, fitted presentation box, leather envelope, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the iconic Nautilus, Patek Philippe released new models in 2006 including the time only reference 5711, the 5712 with date, moon phase and power reserve, a flyback chronograph wristwatch, reference 5980, and the very rare reference 5800. Originally envisioned by genius designer Gerald Genta in 1976, the Nautilus’s case design was inspired by a luxury liner’s portholes, subtly underlining the marriage of elegance and sporty robustness found in this timepiece.

    The reference 5711 represented the return of the “Jumbo” Nautilus, featuring a design similar to the original model, but with a few technical upgrades, including an in-house self-winding movement caliber 324 S C, replacing the Jaeger-LeCoultre-based caliber featured in the reference 3700. Additionally, the new Nautilus was fitted with a sapphire caseback enabling the wearer to admire the in-house caliber in action. The bracelet was further refined and case adopted a slightly rounder appearance. Research indicates the striated white dials (011) were produced between 2012 and 2019, making this example one of the last.

    Now discontinued in the white and blue dial variants, the Nautilus remains a virtually impossible-to-obtain timepiece, with waiting lists at retailers stretching into years, indicating how timeless and universally praised this design has become since it was first introduced in 1976. The present model is in new-old-stock condition, and offered by the original owner complete with its Certificate of Origin and presentation box.


  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 5711/1A
A highly attractive new-old-stock stainless steel wristwatch with white dial, date and bracelet, with Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2019
42.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed.

$30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $226,800

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021