The art piece that helped shape the entire watch world.
Since the news of the Patek Philippe Nautilus discontinuation, collectors and enthusiasts have been chasing the opportunity to cash in on the iconic luxury timepiece series. Originally designed by Gerald Genta in 1976, the Patek Philippe Nautilus continues its reign as a leading model for the Swiss watch manufacturer. The auction professionals at Sotheby’s are proud to showcase a collection of original hand-drawn pieces as part of a special ‘Gerald Genta: Icon of Time’ event series, highlighting the progression of modern-day watch design.
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The main star of the Hong Kong-based auction was a prototype design that displays the front face and side case portrait signed by the famous watch designer, which ultimately sold for an astonishing $727,000 after an intense bidding war. The next piece up for auction during this milestone event is Gerald Genta’s personal Audemars Piguet ‘Jumbo’ Royal Oak Ref. 5402, a historically important stainless steel and yellow gold wristwatch from 1978. Check back into duPont REGISTRY Daily for more upcoming luxury watch news and releases.