Patek Philippe - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 5976/1G-001
    Movement No: 5’983’989
    Case No: 6’156’033
    Model Name: Nautilus 40th Anniversary
    Material: 18K white gold, diamond
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH 28-250 C, 35 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe seal
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Authenticity dated February 10, 2017, Patek Philippe cork Nautilus presentation box, 18K white gold PPC setting pin, leather envelope, product literature, outer packaging.

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    To commemorate what is considered to be one of the most iconic luxury sports wristwatches in modern times, Patek Philippe launched two limited edition wristwatches featuring a unique dial embossed with 1976-40-2016 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the much-admired Nautilus. Included in the limited edition launch was the Nautilus reference 5976G chronograph wristwatch with date, and further features a larger 44mm diameter case. The largest case size in the family of the Nautilus ever offered, the reference is most definitely unique on its own. On the other hand, the dial is enough to captivate the minds of connoisseurs of Patek Philippe, as it was the first to feature a commemoration date on the classic ribbed sunburst blue dial.

    With a resemblance to the reference 5980, similarly a chronograph with date powered by the same cal. CH 28-520 C, the reference 5976 is somewhat different. The commemorative piece features a case with the same thickness as the reference 5980, however as the diameter is larger than the reference 5980, it wears thinner on the wrist. Furthermore, the dial features baguette diamond-set indexes which generates an enhanced but subtle luxurious appeal to the luxury sports watch of the century. Launched as an unnumbered, limited production of 1,300 pieces in 2016, the watches were offered to loyal and the most supportive clients of Patek Philippe globally.

    Consigned by the family of the original owner, the present example is fresh to the market, and is a lovely example of the 40th Anniversary Nautilus. It is further enhanced by the complete set of accessories it came with when purchased by the original owner including the now iconic cork presentation box. This 40th anniversary of Nautilus chronograph is fresh to the market. It's the 9th to be identified and the oldest from a limited series of 1300 pieces made in 2017.

  • 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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PLEASE NOTE, THIS LOT IS A PREMIUM LOT. ONLINE BIDDING WILL BE DISABLED FOR THIS LOT. TO BID ON THE LOT YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SATISFY OUR PREMIUM LOT PRE-REGISTRATION PROCEDURE NO LATER THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE THE START OF THE AUCTION SESSION IN WHICH IT IS OFFERED. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT ONLY IN PERSON, WRITTEN ABSENTEE, OR TELEPHONE BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THESE LOTS. PLEASE CONTACT THE BIDS DEPARTMENT AT [email protected] FOR DETAILS.

Property from the Estate of an Important American Collector

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Ref. 5976/1G-001
A very rare, massive, and highly attractive limited edition white gold and diamond-set chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, and cork box, made to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of The Patek Philippe Nautilus

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

Estimate
$150,000 - 300,000 
CHF144,000-288,000
€140,000-280,000
HK$1,180,000-2,350,000
S$205,000-411,000

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022