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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: 5726/1A-014
    Movement No: 7’268’311
    Case No: 6’328’480
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S QA LU 24H, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max overall length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated September 21, 2019, fitted presentation box, setting pin, one leather envelope, product literature and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1996, following years of research, Patek Philippe patented and launched the reference 5035 - an all-new annual calendar wristwatch allowing the wearer to adjust the calendar indications only once per year between February 28th or 29th and March 1st. It was a welcome alternative to simple calendar watches that required adjustment for all non 31-day months, and higher-cost full perpetual calendar watches. The first annual calendar watch was the brain child of Laurent Junod, technical director at Patek Philippe, who for a graduate engineering project while at University of Lausanne, designed an ingenious new mechanical way for the calendar to function. The complication went on to become a staple in Patek Philippe’s production and today is found throughout their collections including the iconic Nautilus, launched as the reference 5726 in 2010.

    The wristwatch featured a perfectly symmetrical dial layout with two apertures at 12 o’clock indicating the day and month, moon phases and 24-hour indication via a subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock with an aperture indicating the date below. Initially launched with a grey dial and fitted on a leather strap, Patek Philippe introduced a white-dial variant with bracelet in 2012 – both variants now discontinued. They were replaced in 2019 with the reference 5726/1A-014 featuring a blue dial and bracelet.

    The present example is fresh to the market, and offered by the original owner. It is the first to appear at auction with the striated blue dial. The Nautilus is a milestone timepiece known for its classic modern design, and forty-five years since the original model was released, collectors have sought the many iterations produced by Patek Philippe. This is a rare opportunity to own one of these lovely annual calendar watches, which is complete with Certificate of Origin and presentation box.

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  • 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. 5726/1A-014
A highly attractive stainless steel annual calendar wristwatch with moon phase, and bracelet, with Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2019
40.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
$30,000 - 60,000 
CHF28,000-56,000
€26,700-53,500
HK$234,000-468,000

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