PATEK PHILIPPE | 'GENEVA SEAL' NAUTILUS, REF 5711/1 STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 2007
'GENEVA SEAL' NAUTILUS, REF 5711/1
STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET
Calibre: cal. 315/290 automatic, 29 jewels
Movement number: 3'406'676
Case: stainless steel Nautilus, screw-down sapphire crystal display back
Case number: 4'397'213
Closure: stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet and double-folding clasp
Dimensions: 40 mm (10-4 o'clock), bracelet circumference approx. 195 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe instruction manual, presentation case and Certificate of Origin confirming date of sale on the 23rd of March, 2007
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MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the date advancing.
CASE: in very attractive condition with sharp edges, wonderful proportions and nice metal-brushed finishing to the top of the bezel and to the bands. There is some surface wear visible to the case with the naked eye. The bracelet is in good condition with signs of use.
DIAL: in great condition.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The visual condition report and the written condition report (together, the “Online Condition Reports”) are provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and are for guidance purposes only. Any reference to condition in the Online Condition Reports does not amount to a full description of condition. The Online Condition Reports may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the Online Condition Reports of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The Online Condition Reports may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the Online Condition Reports are a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the Online Condition Reports are not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORTS OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).
The superb Nautilus reference 5711 is extremely sought-after and waiting lists at authorized retailers are filled for years to come. Sotheby's is excited to offer an early version of this reference, which was launched at Baselworld in 2006. The present watch was sold exactly one year later in March 2007 and still carries the Geneva seal on the movement instead of the later Patek Philippe seal introduced by the manufacture in 2009. Complete with certificate and presentation case, the present lot is an exciting opportunity to get your Nautilus now, rather than waiting years for it.