The Patek 5800 Nautilus is one of the rarest Patek
references available because of its limited production run.
This watch was introduced as part of the 30th year
anniversary for Nautilus in 2006 and with the Nautilus 40th anniversary
The 5800 was discontinued approximately 15 months after
introduction and had possibly the lowest production numbers of any modern
Patek. This could be one of the most difficult models to find.
This watch got the DNA of both the Patek 3800 and 5711.
Clear Sapphire case back, new style bracelet and clasp, rich blue dial and
rounder ears (Patek 5711). 38.4mm size and a two part case that even the 5711
doesn’t have. A truly Sport model should
not come from a three part case as far as water tight is concerned.
The Ref. 5800/1 was
the only model from the new Nautilus collection that still has a two-part case
and also features a sapphire-crystal caseback. The self-winding automatic Patek
Philippe movement, caliber 330 SC provides the classic functions: hours,
minutes, sweep seconds, and a date in the aperture at 3 o'clock.
The Nautilus 5800 is identical to the highly sought 5711
but, is slightly smaller.
In my opinion, this is the right size for most of Asian men except
Manny Pacquiao. It fits me more than the 5711 which I think is a bit too far
with their JUMBO size.
Submariner Hulk ref 116610LV Green Bezel green dial launched in 2011 with current list price HK$68,100
I have been selling the Rolex Submariner Ref 116610LV into the Philippines since 2015. I believe many of our friends has bought from me. From HK$67,000, up to HK$69,000, and lately in this year, it hits the $70,000. last month I sold one with HK$73,000 and two weeks ago I sold one to a doctor with HK$74,000
Well, If I buy again, guess how much I have to spend now? HK$76,000 still I cannot get one.
Today one friend (dealer) saying that there is one offers to me at HK$78,000!
Well, there is some HK guys is selling over HK$80,000 for a Submariner.
GMT Batman ref 116710BLNR I sold it since it as launched in 2014 with HK$63,000 Now If I buy one I need, HK$70,500 I just sold one to a Indonesian last week with HK$71,000
The moral of this article is
All sport model of Rolex is appreciating crazily!
I speculate that Soon Hulk will be no more and it would be astonishing high price.
main Reason is Rolex has reduced the production of sport model by 40% in beginning of the year.
So when demand is increasing with so little of goods, price must go high,
Now all the pre-owned watch also up for more than 10% in the last two quarters.
Lets watch out and see what would be the best to buy and when to buy.
Remarks, don't waste time going to AD, the have almost zero stock for Submariner Ref 116610LN, GMT Batman, ref 116710BLNR, Daytona ref 116500LN, Deepsea ref 116660 D blue or Black.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39 mm Jumbo Model ref 5402 Year of Release 1972 Number of unit made, estimated 200 pcs for 18kt gold. Movement JLC ultra thin automatic movement Thickness 7 mm Weight full length 159 grams
Vacheron Constantin "222" 222th Anniversary watch. Year of release 1977 Limited 100 pieces for Solid 18KT gold. 120 pcs for two tone. Movement JLC ultra thin autmatic movement Thickness 7 mm Weight full length 182 grams
Style as shown here.
The missing Guy is Patek Philippe ref 3700 released in 1976.
I am looking for this lost one to COMPLETE the "Holy Trinity".
I have been collecting watches for over 25 years, these two are the only one I have seen and owed.
Rolex 5513 Precomex patina 1680 Patina 1665 great white 16610LV Full Set Sharp four 16610LN Full set 16520 A series Black 116520 White Full set 2012 16800 16700 Pepsi with paper and box 16750 Polar Full set Creamy dot 16750 Polar
PP 3800 x3 5800 5164R-001 5164A 5167A-001
A Lange Time Zone Rose gold
Up Coming PP 5711 Blue X4 NOS Rolex 16618 Daytona Solid Gold Drop Logo inverted Six with service paper
These three brands are Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and
Vacheron Constantin and are referred to as “The Holy Trinity” in horological
circles for being uncompromising, meticulously crafted and assembled complicated
details in Watch Design. Namely the Grandmaster, The King and the Prince, as
used to call them VC, PP and AP…
Jean-Marc Vacheron (1731-1805) opened his workshop in Geneva
in 1755. A younger contemporary of pioneering watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet,
Vacheron was a superb craftsman, cabinotier, and an eager horologist. His first
notable creation, the Silver Watch, had its key-wound movement secured to the
solid silver case. In 1785 Jean-Marc's son, Abraham, took command of the
business and saw it through the decade of the French Revolution from 1789 to
Two Polish immigrants to Geneva, Antoni Patek, a businessman,
and Francois Czapek, a watchmaker, founded “Patek, Czapek & Cie” on May
1st, 1839.In 1844 Patek met Jean-Adrien
Philippe, a French watchmaker who introduced Patek to his pioneering system of
setting and winding the watch via the crown.
In 1932 the company was purchased by Charles and Jean Stern,
two brothers who owned a fine dial manufacture in Geneva.The name was changed finally to “Patek
Philippe S.A.” and has remained in the Stern family ever since.In 2009, presidency of the company changed to
Thierry Stern, who makes this the 4th generation of the Stern family ownership.
Audemars Piguet was founded in 1875 when Jules Louis
Audemars joined together with Edward Auguste Piguet.Their goal was to develop and manufacture
watches with complex mechanisms.Audemars Piguet is well respected today because it is the oldest fine
watch-making manufacturer never to have left the hands of its founding
They are having different client, value, image and company
The First Nautilus 3700/1 1976
Idea is from the merchant vessel's porthole
Genius and the Nautilus
Gerald Genta remembered that he designed the watch that was later named Nautilus during the Basel Trade Fair:
"I was at a hotel restaurant and some people from Patek were sitting in one corner of the dining hall eating, while I was sitting alone in the other corner.
I told the waiter: “Bring me a piece of paper and a pencil, I want to design something” and I designed the Nautilus while watching Patek people enjoying the food!
It was a sketch that I completed in 5 minutes". Genta's illustration below was based on that initial sketch!
PP is conservative in creating new look of watches though we are seeing more NEWER design in these two years!
Patek is used to make expensive, complicated watch, the often record
holder for Auction. An hedge fun of your loss on the stock market by putting money on Vintage PP watches.
We used to say Old man’s watch. Yes, who could possibly entitled
to buy an entry level watch which is two times the price of a Submariner. Only
older people can have s deep procket to buy.
VC is more in making dress watch, complicated watch to beat
the King. In 1960 to1970, Vacheron was ahead of Patek in the quality/detail
race for the title as KING. The Vacheron was a much classier watch in its day.
The Prince AP is outrageously like a stray horse, very fast in
launches new model for the younger generation. It is Bold enough to make a
57.2mm ref. T3 where PP could never had such thought in mind.
Which one is better? Well these are the best iconic product
that we could possibly say.
Solid Gold Nautilus, my dream watch for weekends
The 5402 Jumbo launched in 1972 that saved the Company from Bankruptcy
A Superb Dress watch VC "222"
The bracelet design resembles the Gold snake that wraps around your wrist comfortably.
It weighs 182 grams, 30 grams heavier that the solid gold AP Jumbo 39mm
PP’s Nautilus 1976
AP’s Royal Oak Jumbo ref 5402
VC’s 222 in 1977 (I like model number “222” in Cantonese “Easy,
Easy and Easy)!
These are the Holy Trinity of these Top Brands of Watch in
I wonder on earth who owns these three watches at same time.