Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare factory sealed Limited Edition Anniversary 18K white gold automatic calendar flyback chronograph bracelet watch with diamond set dial  40th Anniversary Nautilus, Ref: 5976/1G-001, Purchased 12th June 2017

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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare factory sealed Limited Edition Anniversary 18K white gold automatic calendar flyback chronograph bracelet watch with diamond set dial
40th Anniversary Nautilus, Ref: 5976/1G-001, Purchased 12th June 2017

Sold for £ 225,062 (US$ 289,582) inc. premium
Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare factory sealed Limited Edition Anniversary 18K white gold automatic calendar flyback chronograph bracelet watch with diamond set dial
Model: 40th Anniversary Nautilus
Reference: 5976/1G-001
Date: Purchased 12th June 2017
Movement: 35-jewel Cal.CH 28-520 C automatic, 21K gold rotor, Gyromax balance, No.7043087
Dial: Ridged blue, engraved 1976-40-2016, baguette diamond set hour markers, white outer 1/5th second divisions, date aperture at 3, subsidiary dial at 6 for seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, polished baton hands with luminous inserts, centre chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished 3-part case, exhibition back, crown flanked by twin buttons, No.6147455
Strap/Bracelet: Brushed and polished link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 44mm
Accompaniments: Patek Philippe Nautilus Anniversary cork box, Certificate of Origin, Attestation, Calibre CH 28-520 C brochure, Patek Philippe pouch, setting tool, swing tag

Footnotes

  • In 2016 the legendary Nautilus celebrated its 40th Anniversary. To observe this significant date within the models history, Patek Philippe launched two new references - the 5711/1P and the 5976/1G. The current lot represents the latter reference and is offered fresh to market, in factory sealed and unworn condition.

    The most distinctive characteristic of the 5976 is the embossed 1976-40-2016 that spans the upon half of the iconic ridged blue dial. There is no doubt that this reference plays a special part in the Nautilus history and Patek Philippes commitment to celebrating this is commendable. The dial also features ten baguette and three princess cut diamonds for the hour markers which add to the distinction and luxury of this reference.

    Taking the commemorative additions to one side, the overriding design is reflective of the famed 5980 and this extends to the use of the same celebrated CH 28-520 C calibre inside. The calibre CH 28-520 was the first Patek Philippe self-winding chronograph wristwatch to be combined with an annual calendar complication. This milestone within the evolution of the manufactures movements make it highly desirable amongst collectors.

    Back to the exterior of the watch and coming in at 44mm, the 5976 again shines out as being the largest in the Nautilus family. With an all white gold bracelet the reference certainly has substance and its' presence is unmissable.

    Patek Philippe limited the release of the 5976 to just 1,300 examples. These were available only to their most loyal and steadfast clients and as such this reference rarely appears at auction.
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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare factory sealed Limited Edition Anniversary 18K white gold automatic calendar flyback chronograph bracelet watch with diamond set dial  40th Anniversary Nautilus, Ref: 5976/1G-001, Purchased 12th June 2017
Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare factory sealed Limited Edition Anniversary 18K white gold automatic calendar flyback chronograph bracelet watch with diamond set dial  40th Anniversary Nautilus, Ref: 5976/1G-001, Purchased 12th June 2017
Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare factory sealed Limited Edition Anniversary 18K white gold automatic calendar flyback chronograph bracelet watch with diamond set dial  40th Anniversary Nautilus, Ref: 5976/1G-001, Purchased 12th June 2017
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