The fake Patek Philippe Nautilus reference 5711 in steel was launched in 2006 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus. It paid tribute to its forefather, the original reference 3700, keeping the original ‘jumbo’ 42 mm case but with the addition of a central seconds hand. The 5711 immediately hit a sweet spot with collectors around the world with waiting lists going up to close to a decade until it was discontinued earlier this year 2021. However, in 2013 Patek Philippe presented a very elusive and mysterious reference 5711 in platinum. A model that was never listed in the brand’s catalog, never available for viewing, and reserved for a select clientele. It is believed that a mere 50 examples were made.
At first glance, the platinum case copy Patek Philippe ref.5711 may look like its stainless steel sibling, but subtle details set it apart, showing just how exclusive and important the watch really is. Whereas the dial of the steel watch is blue/grey, the dial of the platinum model is vivid blue contrasting beautifully with the platinum case.
Other subtle details demonstrate that high quality replica Patek Philippe considers this watch to be truly apart and has extra touches that add up to make all the difference, such as the logo printing on the dial. Whereas on the steel version the logo is directly printed on the fluting of the dial, with the platinum version a flat recessed area has been created for the logo print. The bevels on the case and bracelet are more prominent than on the steel version and like with all platinum Patek Philippe models a small diamond on the case at 6 o’clock indicated the use of this precious metal. Obviously however the most important element is the platinum case and bracelet that have an incredible sheen that no other metal has, the sheer heft of the watch will also remind the wearer what an incredible piece is on his or her wrist.
So rare is the perfect Patek Philippe Nautilus ref.5711 replica watch that only about 6 have graced the auction market. The present example, fresh to the auction market, is preserved in excellent condition and is delivered full set with box and paperwork. Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated November 2, 2015, leather folio, product literature, fitted box, outer packaging, and 3 extra links.
Sold for CHF 567,000 Swiss Francs —approximately $629,370 USD.