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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 326

    Patek Philippe. A large stainless steel automatic flyback chronograph wristwatch with date and bracelet



    Patek Philippe. A large stainless steel automatic flyback chronograph wristwatch with date and bracelet
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Nautilus model, Ref. 5980, movement no. 4'040'278, case no. 4'482'232, manufactured in 2009
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 28-520 C, stamped with the Geneva seal, 35 jewels, engine-turned 18K gold rotor
    DIAL: black ribbed, applied luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, subsidiary dial for 60 minutes and 12 hours registers, window for date
    CASE: stainless steel, Nautilus water-resistant-type, screw down crown, two angled rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, glazed display back, 44 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BRACELET: stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet with deployant clasp, approximate overall length 180 mm.
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 20th November 2009, Extract from the Archives confirming production in 2009 and date of sale on November 5th 2009, Patek Philippe service document dated 20th March 2015, product literature, leather wallet, three extra bracelet links, setting pin, Patek Philippe fitted box and outer packaging.

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    Making its debut in 2006, the Patek Philippe Nautilus reference 5980 was introduced on the occasion of the Basel Fair during the 30th anniversary of the iconic reference 3700/1 designed by Gerald Genta. As a vital complication of a sports watch, the reference is equipped with a chronograph function and the renowned "bull's eye" subsidiary dial. First seen on reference 5960, this design has captivated the heart of collectors by showcasing the hours in the inner part of the dial and minutes on the outer ring. Reference 5980 is fitted with Patek Philippe's entirely in-house made chronograph calibre 28-520 C.

    The calibre 28-520 C was originally created for the reference 5960, Patek Philippe’s first self-winding chronograph with annual calendar, it was later adjusted to the reference 5980 without the date display.

    According to our research, out of the approximately 4'000 steel pieces produced by Patek Philippe, only 50 watches are known from public auctions today.

    The Sultanate of Barhain
    This reference 5980 has never been offered in public before and is preserved in very good overall condition. But what makes this watch even rarer and a very singular timepiece is definitely its Royal provenance. Indeed, as stated on the Certificate of Origin, the original owner, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, is the first in line of succession to the Bahraini throne. He is the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain and also the deputy Supreme Commander of the Bahrain Defense Force.

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