Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 19, 2023

LOT 165


EUR 70,000 - 100,000

USD 75,000 - 108,000 / HKD 590,000 - 840,000 / CHF 70,000 - 99,000

Fine and rare, stainless steel, self-winding, vertical "tonneau"-shaped, wristwatch, with blue dial, date en centre-seconds.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-01

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model "Nautilus"

Reference 5711/1A

Year circa 2010

Movement No. 3 646 291

Case No. 4 945 045

Material stainless steel

Bracelet stainless steel PP "Nautilus" bracelet with deployant clasp (first generation)

Diameter 40 mm.

Caliber 324 SC

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, certificate of origin


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 and it was officially discontinued in 2021. Adding one millimeter 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 caliber 324. Beyond the obvious investment that such a model represents, it is an icon of watchmaking history.