Nautilus Moon Phase | 5712/1A-001 | steel
In 2006, Patek Philippe released the reference 5712/1A-001 - featuring an ultra-thin, calibre 240 PS IRM C LU, with off-centre micro-rotor. The 5712 marked the return of the moon-and-date version of the Nautilus, previously seen in the ref. 3712, from 2005.
Early examples of the Nautilus are now highly sought-after by collectors, commanding increasing prices in the vintage market. With an ever-growing waiting list, demand for the 5712 has also increased in recent years. This 5712/1A-001 example is from 2006 (the first year of production) and comes with its original box, Certificate of Origin and product literature.
The 5712 re-interprets a number of signature design elements from the original Nautilus - mostly notably, the gradient blue dial, with horizontal grooves. Similar to its predecessor, the 5712 measures 43mm (up from 42mm), classing it amongst the ‘Jumbo’ collection. The steel, three-piece case provides water resistance up to 60m, further featuring a large screw-down crown. The reference 5712 features Patek Philippe’s modern interpretation of the Nautilus case, with 3-part construction, sapphire case-back and curved ‘ears’.
This steel, Nautilus 5712/1A-001 watch is an excellent balance between function and classic design. The case and bracelet are excellently finished, with beveled, polished and granular surfaces. The steel bracelet has virtually no stretch, with flat central links. At 43mm in diameter, and 8.52 mm thick, the 5712 case is a unique twist of perspectives and size. The ‘ridged’ blue dial includes a power reserve indication (at half past 10), date and moon display (at 7 o’clock) and a small second at 4. It additionally features all the traditional indications of a time-only watch, with applied hour-markers and Nautilus hands (with luminescent inserts).
The reference 5712/1A-001 is powered by Patek Philippe’s in-house calibre 240 PS IRM C LU (for petite seconde, indication de réserve de marche, calendrier et lune – small second, power reserve indicator, date and moon), visible through the sapphire display-back. It features 29 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, shock absorber mechanism a self-compensating flat balance spring and a monometallic balance, adjusted to cold, heat, isochronism and 5 positions. Furthermore, the 22k solid-gold micro-rotor is finished in classic Patek Philippe style, with Geneva stripes.
Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
|Model:||Nautilus Ref. 5712/1A-001|
|Movement:||mechanical automatic calibre 240 PS IRM C LU|
|Functions:||moon-phase, date, hours, minutes, sub-seconds|
|Features:||power-reserve, display back, Geneva Seal|
|Case:||43 mm stainless steel|
|Crystal:||sapphire front and back|
|Bracelet:||steel integrated bracelet|
|Box & papers:||full-set - box, papers, product literature|
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