Only Watch Auction
LOT 26
Patek Philippe, Ref 5712T “Nautilus Titanium”, Genève, Pièce Unique.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5712T-001 wristwatch in titanium. Caliber 240 PS IRM C LU. Self-winding. Date. Moon phases and power-reserve indication. Seconds subdial. Sapphire-crystal case back. Water resistant to 60 m. After its thirty-year success story, the NAUTILUS watch has become a cult object among the brand’s collectors and enthusiasts. As a guardian of a long-standing tradition and as a model of technical and aesthetic innovation, this exceptional timepiece was entirely crafted in titanium for this occasion. At the heart of this complicated NAUTILUS beats the self-winding Caliber 240 featuring subsidiary seconds, a power-reserve indicator and a calendar with moon phases. The movement can be admired through the sapphire-crystal case back. The epitome of casual elegance, this unique watch features a two-tone rhodium and charcoal-gray dial with an embossed horizontal relief pattern accented by luminescent “baton” hour markers. This timepiece also stands out with its saddle-stitch rubber strap and its double-security titanium fold-over clasp. It is water resistant to 60 meters and, as the original advertising campaign emphasized, it “works as well with a wet suit as it does with a dinner suit.”
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Established in 1839, Patek Philippe boasts an unrivalled reputation as the finest watchmaker in the world, setting the highest technical and aesthetic standards within the industry. Renowned for making the most highly valued, desirable timepieces, Patek Philippe is the leader in quality, innovation and design. With an impressive heritage and over 70 patents, Patek Philippe is the only manufacturer to ensure that all its mechanical watches conform to the most demanding standards. Every component and movement is submitted to unequalled quality control, precise hand finishing and unbelievable attention to detail. This meticulous process ensures the elimination of wear, superlative performance and timekeeping accuracy. Symbols of discernment and exclusivity, Patek Philippe watches are made to last, and represent a lifelong statement of excellence and refinement to be passed down through generations, creating a tradition of excellence.
Only Watch Auction
20-09-2007
Sold:
525,000 EUR