Patek Philippe
Nautilus 5712/1A-001 | steel

Patek Philippe Seal

Regular price £51,500

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Patek Philippe
Nautilus 5712/1A-001 | steel

Patek Philippe Seal

Regular price £51,500
More than forty years have passed since the introduction of the original Patek Philippe Nautilus and this now classic timepiece, is more popular than ever. Originally unveiled in the mid-1970s and designed by the legendary Gérald Genta, the Nautilus has become a veritable horological icon thanks to its pioneering role amongst high-end, luxury sports watches.

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 2012 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.
Brand: Patek Philippe
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, Patek Philippe Seal
Case: 43 mm stainless steel
Crystal: sapphire front and back
Bracelet: Patek Philippe steel integrated bracelet
Year: 2012
Box & papers: original inner/outer box, Certificate of Origin, product literature, hangtag
This Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712 comes with its original box, Certificate of Origin and product literature. The stylus for quick-set date and moonphase is missing. The case is in very good condition, with only minor surface scratches and marks consistent with regular wear. These can be seen in both the product and creative photography. It is guaranteed for authenticity and comes with a two-year warranty from A Collected Man.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

During a period of adjustment, we are unable to ship watches to the EU. We continue to offer express delivery to all other countries.

If ordering from the UK before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

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