• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 114

    Patek Philippe. A fine and large stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original certificate and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, NAUTILUS MODEL, REF. 5711/1, MOVEMENT NO. 3'408'674, CASE NO. 4'397'872, MANUFACTURED IN 2007

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and large stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original certificate and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Nautilus model, ref. 5711/1, movement no. 3'408'674, case no. 4'397'872, manufactured in 2007
    Cal. 315/290 nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 29 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 21K gold rotor, black ribbed dial, applied white gold luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, window for date, water-resistant-type case of typical form, glazed display back, stainless steel Patek Philippe link bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    43 mm. wide


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    With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin confirming the purchase of the present watch with black dial on 27 November 2007, Nautilus booklet, original fitted veneered presentation box and outer packaging.

    Purchased by the present owner at Patek Philippe in 2007, this watch has never been offered publicly before and is preserved in like new overall condition. It is furthermore believed to be only the second example of a reference 5711/1A to appear at public auction to date.

    Reference 5711 was launched in 2006 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the legendary "Nautilus" model, introduced into the market in 1976 with reference 3700 (see lots 75 and 76 in this auction).

    Ref. 5711/1 features a case diameter of 43 mm., one millimeter larger than its 1976 predecessor and the addition of the sweep centre seconds hand. The slight increase in size is due to the rounder form of its sides.