Lot 67
  • 67


25,000 - 40,000 GBP
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  • Patek Philippe
Dial: blueCalibre: cal. 324 SC automatic, 29 jewelsMovement number: 5'862'083Case: stainless steel Nautilus, screw-down crown and sapphire crystal display back Case number: 6'040'712 Closure: integrated stainless steel Nautilus bracelet with double folding clasp Dimensions: 40.5mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 170mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, Patek Philippe leather folder with booklets and user manual, one additional stainless steel bracelet link, one sales tag and presentation case


DIAL: in excellent condition CASE: in overall good condition with minor light scratches to the bezel and bracelet. With one minor nick to the bezel edge at 6 o'clock. MOVEMENT: running at time of cataloguing, date advancing Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

The iconic design of the Nautilus was created by Gerald Genta. He had a crucial influence on the watch world thanks to some of his famous designs, which also included the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in 1972. Genta’s design for the Nautilus was inspired by portholes on ships. The first iteration of the Nautilus was the reference 3700, which was released in 1976. This reference was one of the first high-end luxury watches made exclusively out of steel. At the time, it was a ground-breaking approach, especially considering the quartz crisis hitting the traditional Swiss industry. Watch brands such as Patek Philippe felt the need to offer something different. Ultimately this audacious move paid off and the Nautilus quickly became a central piece in many collections.

Over time there have been many versions of the Nautilus including versions in precious metals.

In 2006, 30 years after the initial release of the Nautilus ‘Jumbo’, Patek introduced the reference 5711/1A which became an instant success subject to an extensive waiting list.

This particular watch made in stainless steel, comes as a complete set including the original invoice and Certificate of origin.