The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE
1 December 2015, The Four Seasons
HIGHLIGHT: LOT 341
In 1976, Patek Philippe collaborated with Gerard Genta to create the ultimate sports watch. Seeking design inspiration, Patek Philippe appealed to robust nature, crisp lines and bold shape of the porthole found on maritime vessels.
The Nautilus collection was subsequently born, with the very first model being reference 3700/1 in stainless steel. During this period, luxury sports watches were usually produced in gold, so reference 3700/1 in steel was a true anomaly in the watchmaking community.
The present watch, reference 5711 was released in 2006. The updated version features a larger, 43 mm. wide dial and Patek’s 324 SC movement. However, what truly sets the present watch apart is that it is rendered in platinum. Patek Philippe released very limited examples of reference 5711 in platinum. The present watch further features a diamond on the watch case under 6 o’clock above the lugs, which is an indication and hallmark of platinum Patek Philippe watches.
This platinum reference 5711 is for the first time ever offered at auction anywhere in the world and is in excellent overall condition.
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