Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 24, 2021

LOT 282


EUR 40,000 - 60,000

USD 47,600 - 71,500 / HKD 369,000 - 554,000

Sold: EUR 74,100

Fine stainless steel, cushion-shaped, self-winding wristwatch, blue “swiss” ribbed dial with date at 3 and sapphire case-back.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Nautilus

Reference 5711/1

Year 2009

Movement No. 3982190

Case No. 4945498

Bracelet Patek Philippe stainless steel bracelet n°A384BDC with deployant clasp signed

Caliber 324 SC

Dimensions 40 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Original box, Extract from the Archives


Launched in 1976, during the quartz crisis, the Nautilus is the second watch designed by Gerald Genta, after the Royal Oak in 1972. The shape of its case, very avant-garde for the time, reminds one of a porthole, which might explain its name after Captain Nemo's fictitious submarine, in Jules Verne's famous book Twenty Miles Under the Sea. The first reference is the 3700/1 manufactured from 1976 to 1981. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus, Patek Philippe launched the reference 5711 in 2006, featuring a slightly larger case design.
The specificity of the watch presented today is its dial, called "LED" for "large embossed dial" because it has 16 wider horizontal lines instead of the usual 18. It houses the 324 SC caliber, which still bears the Geneva Seal, a guarantee of quality, before it was hallmarked Patek Philippe in 2009.
Beyond the obvious investment that such a model represents, it is an icon of watchmaking history