PATEK PHILIPPE | NAUTILUS, REF 5740/1G-001, WHITE GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR BRACELET WATCH, MADE IN 2019
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
NAUTILUS, REF 5740/1G-001
WHITE GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR BRACELET WATCH
MADE IN 2019
Dial: blue, ribbed
Calibre: cal. 240 Q automatic, 27 jewels
Movement number: 7'204'365
Case: 18ct white gold, sapphire crystal display back
Case number: 6'280'023
Closure: 18ct white gold Nautilus bracelet and double folding clasp
Dimensions: 40mm width, bracelet circumference approx. 185mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated July 4, 2019, leather bi-fold with booklets and presentation case
Movement: running at the time of cataloguing, all functions in working order.
Case: in excellent condition throughout, the watch case and bracelet show no sings of wear. The locking clasp still bears the factory protective stickers.
Dial: dial and hands in excellent 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.
"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."
Envisioned by creative genius Gerald Genta and subsequently released in 1976, the the Nautilus stood the test of time to become one of the most sought after timepieces in the world. The ref. 3700 was indeed a thought-provoking design, with large and slim proportions not previously seen before.
While the model has been thoroughly associated with the ruggedness of stainless steel, Patek Philippe launched precious metal and two-tone versions of the Nautilus over the course of its existence.
In 2018, Patek Philippe took the collecting world by storm with the launch of the instantly legendary reference 5740. The very first perpetual calendar Nautilus ever released is crafted from solid 18ct white gold and boasts an absolutely magnificent dial, showing a new shade of blue and white printing. Arguably one of Patek Philippe's signature grand complications, the perpetual calendar is by itself a highly-praised feature.
Sold to Patek Philippe's most loyal clients, the reference 5740 is extremely difficult to acquire. The present unworn example with its full suite of accessories and documentation stands as a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most heavily waitlisted watches in today's market.