Lot 8
  • 8

Patek Philippe

25,000 - 35,000 USD
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  • white gold, alligator
  • diameter 40 mm
• cal. 240 PS IRM C LU automatic nickel lever movement with the Geneva seal, 29 jewels, Gyromax balance, 22k gold mini-rotor • gray ribbed dial, luminescent baton indexes and hands, subsidiary dials for constant seconds and date combined with moon-phases, fan-form sector for power reserve indication • 18k white gold Nautilus case, sapphire crystal display back • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k white gold Patek Philippe deployant buckle


Movement running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time and may need service at the buyer's discretion and expense. Case in very good condition with very light wear and slight scratches. Dial in excellent condition. Movement in very good condition. The present lot contains endangered species which is subject to restrictions upon international export. Accordingly, the strap for this item will be removed prior to shipment outside the United States.
"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.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on 27 November 2009. Also with the Certificate of Origin, leather documents folder and presentation box and extra rubber watch band.

Ref. 5712 was launched in 2006 as the replacement for Ref. 3712, introducing some subtle design enhancements to the previous model. It is a classic and instantly recognizable member of the beloved Nautilus family.