Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 25, 2023

LOT 215


EUR 150,000 - 250,000

USD 164,000 - 272,000 / HKD 1,280,000 - 2,130,000 / CHF 148,000 - 246,000

A fine and extremely rare 18k pink gold cushion shaped self-winding wristwatch retailed by Tiffany & Co with brown dial. Date, moon phase and power reserve indicator.

Grading System
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, Switzerland

Model Nautllus

Reference 5712R/001

Year 2015

Movement No. 5903165

Case No. 6071659

Material Pink gold

Bracelet Leather with 18k pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp

Diameter 40 mm

Caliber 240 PS IRM C LU

Weight 133,95g

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Original certificate


The story of the Nautilus goes back to 1976 when designed by a man who needs no introduction, Gerald Genta (1931-2011). The model has known many variations. The reference 5712 was launch in 2006, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus. It succeeded to the reference 3712 which was released in 2005 and produced for less than a year. Featuring a power reserve, a date, and a moon phases indication, the model stood as the most complicated Nautilus wristwatch until 2018, when the reference 5740 was introduced. Models produced after 2009 are equipped with a caliber 240 stamped with the Patek Philippe seal – and not anymore the Poinçon de Genève (Geneva seal used from 2006 to 2009). The present example shatters the codes of the sporty look of a Nautilus with a beautiful leather strap. Notably, the pink gold model was the first Nautilus to be fitted with an integrated leather strap.

What makes this wristwatch standing out, is the double signature on the dial with the retailer’s name, Tiffany&Co, in addition to Patek Philippe. The partnership between the manufacture and the famous US jeweler goes back more than 170 years. In 1847, Antoni Patek (1812-1877), one of the founders of Patek Philippe, met in New York Charles-Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902). Both men are iconic entrepreneurs of the “Gilded Age”, each having founded Tiffany in 1837 and Patek Philippe in 1839. It is said they instantly liked each other, which opened the way to an order by Tiffany for 150 watches in the same year, and to a more formalized partnership in 1851. Therefore, this year is the 172nd anniversary of this famous partnership.