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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 5990/1A-001
    Movement No: 7’231’547
    Case No: 6’286’008
    Model Name: Nautilus Travel-Time Chronograph
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 28-520 C FUS, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet, max length 200mm
    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 April 29th 2019, envelope, setting pin, product literature, leather wallet, inner and outer presentation box, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe is known for their mechanical innovations and master craftsmanship when creating and producing complicated watches. In 2011, they introduced a 21st century timepiece, the Aquanaut Travel Time reference 5164, featuring a practical dual time function indicated by an additional white skeleton hand. The dial depicted both home and local time, along with day and night indication. Fitted with two pushers on the left side of the case band, the pushers easily allowed adjustment of the time while mirroring the right side of the watch for well-balanced symmetry. Acclaimed by collectors as one of the most interesting model line evolutions introduced by Patek Philippe, the new Aquanaut garnered much attention and soon a general call went out for a similar model in the Nautilus collection.

    In 2014, Patek Philippe released the reference 5990 featuring the same dual time complication as the Aquanaut Travel Time, but now combined with the in-house, automatic flyback chronograph caliber 28-250. Like other Nautilus chronographs such as the reference 5980, the ref. 5990 incorporates unobtrusive chronograph pushers that helped maintain the iconic design of the original reference 3700 “Jumbo” Nautilus first released in 1976.

    Another highly praised detail was the placement of the buttons used to change the local time, cleverly disguised in the left “flap” of the Nautilus case, allowing for minimal modification to the eternal Genta design while keeping the symmetry of the case.

    Patek Philippe has long offered timepieces that are cherished both for their design and innovation, and the Nautilus collection is a powerhouse in the world of watch collecting. The present reference 5990 is offered by the original owner and comes complete with its Certificate of Origin, setting pin, 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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Ref. 5990/1A-001
A highly coveted, extremely well-preserved, and attractive stainless steel dual time flyback chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, Certificate of Origin, and presentation box

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

$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $176,400

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022