Patek Philippe - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 5712/1A-001
    Movement No: 3’179’980
    Case No: 4’478’052
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 240 PS IRM C LU, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max overall length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated September 3, 2009, fitted wooden presentation box, setting pin, hang tag, leather envelope, product literature, red protective travel box, and outer Patek Philippe cardboard packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First launched in 1976, the Nautilus is one of Patek Philippe’s most iconic watch references ever produced. Inspired by the proportions of maritime portholes, the reference 3700 merged Patek Philippe’s elegant design philosophy with durability to create the ultimate luxury sports watch to withstand the elements. Today, the model has become a true collector's timepiece and ultimately changed the way we perceive sports watches.

    Displaying the date, power reserve and moon phase complication, the reference 5712 was the successor of reference 3712, which was the first complicated Nautilus model. The new version featured a larger case at 42.5mm in diameter, and the dial had narrower grooves. Made to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus in 2006, the reference 5712 was a commercial success. Its classic appeal, combined with a hefty presence makes it one of the most desirable modern sports watches available on the market today. In fact, it is incredibly difficult to obtain one at a Patek Philippe retailer and requires years of waiting to be allocated one.

    Preserved in truly new-old-stock condition, it is offered for the first time at auction by the original owner who kept it absolutely unworn and perfectly preserved since 2009, and comes complete with its Certificate of Origin and presentation boxes. In fact, its original boxes were never handled, still remaining in its original and hardly ever seen, additional cardboard outer packaging from the factory. Arguably one of the most coveted of all Nautilus models, it is a true “time-capsule” watch for the most discerning connoisseur.


  • 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. 5712/1A-001
A “new old stock” stainless steel wristwatch with date, power reserve, moon phase, and bracelet, with Certificate of Origin, hang tag, presentation boxes, and outer factory box

Circa 2009
42.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

$40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $138,600

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022