PATEK PHILIPPE, NAUTILUS, REF. 5711/1A-011, SILVERY-WHITE DIAL, FULL-SET
ICONEEK price: 95’000.- CHF
In 2006, for the 30th anniversary of the distinctive luxury sports watch, Patek Philippe reshaped the Nautilus line. First introduced in 1976, the Ref. 3700, the first Jumbo Nautilus was discontinued in 1990. Between 1990 and 2006, the only 42mm « Jumbo » Nautilus released were the Ref. 3710, with a smooth black dial, Roman numerals, and a power reserve indicator, the Ref. 3712, the short lived predecessor of the Ref. 5712 with power reserve and moon phase, and the Ref. 3711, a Jumbo Nautilus only ever produced in white gold. Nautilus enthusiasts were waiting for a new steel iteration of the beloved Jumbo, and their wishes were answered in 2006 when Patek Philippe introduced the 30th anniversary versions: the Ref. 5711, the Ref. 5712, the Ref. 5980 (the first Nautilus with a chronograph function), and the Ref. 5800 (the 37mm descendent of the Ref. 3800), all available in steel. Inspired by the original reference 3700 “Jumbo”, the reference 5711 features sweep center seconds and a larger 40 mm diameter case.
Some slight variations can be seen between the modern Ref. 5711 and original Ref. 3700. Instead of the original two-piece monobloc case, the Ref. 5711 had a three-piece case allowing for easier assembly, servicing, and the use of a screwed transparent caseback. The Ref. 5711 also measures 1mm wider than the Ref. 3700 and 0.7mm thicker, and is fitted with an in-house self-winding movement - the caliber 324 SC (Secondes au Centre), that permitted a center seconds indication for the first time. A higher-grade of steel is found in the Ref. 5711 with improved corrosion resistance, and the bracelet was also upgraded and refined, with the center links slightly flattened and a double folding clasp.
Introduced in 2012, with a silvery white striped dial with 12 black indexes, under Ref. 5711/1A-011, such as the present watch, the « White » Jumbo Nautilus has a stunning look on the wrist. Proportionate to the black dial version, far fewer examples of the Ref. 5711/1A-011 have been made, making the present watch a very sough-after and desirable modern Nautilus, as well as a perfect daily companion.
The present watch is delivered full-set and was further more retailed by Beyer in Zurich.
Condition: 9/10, even more, in extremely good overall condition, some very light signs of wear in places, full-set
Brand: Patek Philippe
Model: « Jumbo » Nautilus 5711
Material: stainless steel
Dial: silvery white, luminous white gold hands, aperture for the date
Movement: cal. 324 SC, PP seal, 21k gold rotor, 29 jewels, Gyromax balance
Bracelet: stainless steel PP bracelet with concealed double deployant clasp, approx. overall length 190 mm.
Functions: date, sweep center seconds, self-winding
Water-resistant: yes, tested, 120m by construction
Dimensions: diam 40 mm, thickness 8.45 mm.
Accessories: fitted presentation box and outer packaging, certificate of origin, leather wallet, booklet
Ref. ICO: 99-21-45B