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

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 5990/1R
    Movement No: 7'349'890
    Case No: 6'416'974
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. CH28-520 C FUS, 34 jewels, stamped with the Patek Philippe Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe bracelet stamped "A384QAP" to the endlink, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated May 3, 2021, wooden presentation box, hang tag, 18K pink gold setting pin, product literature, leather document holder, and outer packaging.

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    Thus, from its humble beginning as a simple “three hander” with date, the Nautilus line has slowly evolved and expanded.

    Reference 5990 is one of the results of such a blooming. First released in stainless steel in 2014, the model competes with perpetual calendar reference 5740 for the sceptre of “most complicated” Nautilus, as it features a chronograph and travel/dual time complication - with dedicated night/day indications for “home” and “local” time. It is a testament to Patek Philippe’s excellence in design and technical flair: the fact that two complications requiring external pushers (as opposed to calendar complications, which do not require a “button” to operate) were chosen to be fitted into a Nautilus case - which due to its specific shape is very difficult to modify - is more than surprising. In this instance, the chronograph pushers are subtly fitted into the left side of the case, with remarkably little aesthetic “white noise”.

    The pink gold version, released this year, is without a doubt one of the most sought-after models currently on the market, virtually impossible to acquire at retailers. A glance is however sufficient to understand why: the piece is an absolute masterpiece of design; the massive pink gold case finds a somewhat more lighthearted balance in the superb metallic blue dial. Hardly ever a full pink gold watch has been so versatile, equally fitting for a day on a yacht in the bay of St. Tropez as well as for a power lunch at a London private club.

    The present timepiece is offered in absolutely mint condition and complete of all its original accessories.

  • 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.

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Ref. 5990/1R
A highly attractive and supremely impressive pink gold dual time chronograph wristwatch with date, local and home indication, blue dial, bracelet, certificate of origin and box

2021
42.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.

Estimate
$150,000 - 250,000 
CHF144,000-240,000
€140,000-233,000
HK$1,180,000-1,960,000
S$205,000-342,000

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022