Released in 1976 as Patek Philippe's response to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, an avant-garde luxury stainless steel sports watch borne from AP's necessity to survive the Quartz Crisis, the Nautilus was Patek Philippe's attempt to go head to head with AP's increasingly popular sports watch. Designed by Gerald Genta, the same man that had designed the Royal Oak, the Nautilus was inspired by a porthole and thus features a rounded-over octagonal bezel and hinge-like protrusions on either side of its case. Featuring its signature horizontally embossed dial and iconic integrated bracelet, the Nautilus has become the most sought-after watch in the market today as collectors clamor over examples thanks to its iconic design, extreme exclusivity, and impeccable craftsmanship.
Released in 2006, the Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5711 has grown from some rather humble beginnings as an oft-ignored stainless steel sports watch from a brand renowned for their complications to one of the most exclusive and sought-after timepieces in the world. Following a stratospheric climb to fame, the Nautilus ref. 5711 was seen as the poster child of Patek's reign over the horological world. However, with demand growing beyond what Patek's executives were comfortable with, they announced the planned discontinuation of the iconic ref. 5711 in 2022 by introducing the "Final Edition," the ref. 5711/1A-014, which features the ref. 5711's fan-favorite stainless steel case, but with the addition of a stunning sunburst olive-green dial - the only marker of its exclusivity and extremely sought-after status amongst Patek collectors worldwide. Produced only for 2021, the ref. 5711/1A-014 will continue to be known as one of the rarest nautilus references ever.
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Est. value range
$300,000 – $400,000
Watch was sized at the time of purchase, however it has been unworn since. The two links removed are included with the watch. Some plastic is still affixed to the clasp.
Confirmed to be the last reference within the iconic Nautilus ref. 5711 family, the "Final Edition" ref. 5711/1A-014 is said to only be in production for 2021, with its discontinuation marking the end of the current generation of Nautilus and ushering in a new era for Patek Philippe and the greater watch market as we know it. Easily the most coveted watch released in 2021, this is a unique opportunity to buy one at no reserve.
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At the behest of the generous consignor of this coveted lot, all proceeds from this sale will be going to charitable causes.
The hammer amount for the lot will be donated to charitable organizations working on relief efforts for the benefit of the Orang Asli people of Sarawak and Sabah in Malaysia.
The Orang Asli indigenous people have been particularly vulnerable to pandemic related issues, as well as the effects of climate change.
These funds will be utilized in providing daily necessities, as well as aid in planning a brighter, more secure future.
The buyer’s fee will be divided between Girls Inc. of Alameda County, and Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles. Girls Inc. is a non-profit organization that inspires, encourages and equips all girls with the skills to navigate through economic, gender and social barriers by way of direct service and advocacy.