Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

181 Patek Philippe Very Elegant and Precious Nautilus Wristwatch in Platinum, Reference 4700, With Original Factory Diamond-Set Dial, Bezel and Bracelet

Estimate: € 28,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 36,400

Lot Description

Model: Nautilus
Material: Platinum
Reference N°: 4700
Year: 2000s
Case N°: 2948860
Caliber: E.19
Movement type: Quartz
Bracelet: Platinum with diamonds
Dimensions: 26 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

Patek Philippe has always been a watch brand for the lucky few as they are the creator of the most exclusive timepieces in the world. Among these incredible masterpieces, in the last years there is one which has gained a really special place in people’s heart thanks to its unique design: the Nautilus. Be it for a woman or a man, with complications or time-only, this model is now one of the most appreciated of all the history of horology. The Nautilus first saw light in 1976, coming from yet another great idea by Gerald Genta who firstly drew this iconic model while he was eating in a restaurant. It has been realized in many different materials and with many complications, all having in common the shape of the case looks like a porthole with protruding “ears” on each side of the case and with an eight-sided, curved bezel. This particular model offered here is a very rare and unusual reference 4700 realized in platinum with bracelet and quartz movement. The conditions of preservation of the whole watch are extremely nice and to add further appeal to a model already extremely sought after in recent years is the precious all original factory bezel made with two raws, the inner one with 44 brilliant-cut diamonds while the outer one with 56. The bracelet recalls the decoration of the bezel with its original factory set embellished with 176 diamonds. The union of precious stones with the platinum structure of the entire watch gives more preciousness to a simply perfect object for a woman’s wrist. The black dial with horizontal channels with which this 4700 is equipped is a classic for a Nautilus but the eleven diamond indexes for the hours are a feature that is very difficult to find.