Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 18, 2022

LOT 77

Patek Philippe.
Ref. 5711/1, Stainless steel, Nautilus

EUR 80,000 - 140,000

USD 91,000 - 160,000 / HKD 710,000 - 1,240,000 / CHF 84,000 - 146,000

Sold: EUR 130,000

A very fine stainless steel, cushion-shaped, self-winding wristwatch, blue “swiss” ribbed dial with date at 3 o’clock and sapphire case-back.

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model Nautilus

Reference 5711/1

Year August 2011

Movement No. 5577914

Case No. 4949447

Bracelet Patek Philippe stainless steel bracelet with deployant clasp approx. overall length 170 mm

Caliber 324 SC, 29 jewels.

Dimensions 40 mm.

Weight 114 gr. (approx.)

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Original fitted box, certificate of origin, booklets


Lot in temporary importation and subject to additional fees (see our general terms and conditions of sale)


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. Adding one millimetre to the case compared to the original reference 3700 and launched with a classic blue dial, it varied with a three-part case that was slightly thicker as well (from 7.6 mm. on the 3700 to 8.3 mm. on the 5711) and equipped with the calibre 324. Beyond the obvious investment that such a model represents, it is an icon of watchmaking history.