Recently, the model of Patek Philippe 5712 has frequently appeared in my field of vision. My cousins in our forum have also sent several purchase job stickers about 5712. This makes me believe that 5712 is indeed It’s hot again. 5712 is a very characteristic watch. In many ways, it is an ideal choice for Patek Philippe lovers to advance. Even many people buy Patek Philippe’s first watch. For more than ten years since its launch, it It has not been replaced iteratively, and even now it seems that it will not be replaced easily afterwards. Therefore, it has always been in the forefront of Patek Philippe’s popular models.
Patek Philippe 5712 / 1A-001
Source of 5712
We all know that the Patek Philippe Nautilus was first introduced in 1976, but in the following decades, the Nautilus only made very limited changes in materials and male and female styles. Until 2005, Patek Philippe introduced the model 3712/1. This watch is the first complication watch of the Nautilus series. It is equipped with Caliber 240 PS IRM C LU automatic winding movement and has three functions: moon phase, calendar and power reserve indicator. This watch uses a 38.6 mm case diameter. According to information, about 500 watches were produced.
Patek Philippe 3712 / 1A
In 2006, in order to celebrate the 30 years of Nautilus series, Patek Philippe Nautilus series made a series of updates. First of all, the beginning of the number was changed from 3XXX to 5XXX, which means that the Nautilus series has entered a brand new period. Secondly, the old and new are replaced, the basic models are replaced by 5711/1 and 5712/1, and 3712 and 3711 gradually withdraw from the market. Third, a new complication watch was added, and the first Nautilus chronograph 5980/1 was introduced. These three steps are milestones for the Patek Philippe Nautilus. In my opinion, compared with the commemorative table introduced by the Nautilus 40th Anniversary in 2016, the significance is far-reaching. Compared with the original 3712, the 5712 is equipped with the same movement, but in size, the 5712 is widened to 40 mm.
Two-time Champions League winner Andrea Pirlo is a fan of PP watches. In addition to 5712, there are several Nautilus watches.
It is interesting that blue was not as popular as it is now, and the Patek Philippe 5711 and 5712 steel chain models were both blue and black, with black edges and blue in the middle. This is one of the few Patek Philippe watches with a blue dial. With a touch of blue, I was fascinated by how many talents.
5712 something special
There must be a reason for all the popularity of 5712. Below, let’s take a look at what aspects have contributed to this hot situation of 5712.
It is one of the most important models of the modern Nautilus series. The Nautilus series, in the top sports watch, contends with Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak, and no other sports watch can match it (because of the good sports watches of the top brands, the choice is very limited). So Nautilus is actually one of the two best sports watches you can buy. For this reason, 5712 can easily become the focus of attention. As mentioned earlier, after the launch of Hyundai Nautilus in 2006, 5712 was one of the models. At that time, except for 5800, these watches became the most popular models of Nautilus series today, and have been produced. So far, these models have become the most classic models of today’s Nautilus series, they almost represent the modern Nautilus series. At the same time, as a member of the Nautilus series, it has a high enough recognition.
It is an interesting and tasteful watch. As mentioned before, 5712 is the modern version of the first complicated watch 3712 of the Nautilus series. It has moon phase, calendar and power reserve display functions, so compared to 5711 without complicated functions, 5712 is clearly a Just more interesting watch. Compared with the 5980 chronograph, 5712 is obviously more flavorful, because it has the ‘feeling’ function of the moon phase. A good-quality watch does not need too many really useful functions. On the contrary, some seemingly not practical decorations or functions make people feel that it has a sense of beauty. In addition, 5712 is also the only watch in these watches that uses the mini automatic tourbillon. For watch friends who like this movement, this is really wonderful. Therefore, it is a watch that can be both casual and formal.
It is a watch that can only be bought. This is very important. 5711 is obviously the most popular watch in Nautilus, but unfortunately, 5711 cannot be bought, and steel models can even wait for two years. In the private market, the price of good 5711 is even higher. Its original price (even close to the price of 5712), so we even think of 5711 as a ‘unavailable’ watch. The 5712 steel model is obviously very tight, but the waiting time is not so long. Although the gold model is tight, it is generally available after a few months of booking (often it can hit the spot). From this point of view, ‘unavailable’ watches will become extravagant, and watches that can be bought after waiting, naturally more worthy of attention.
July 2016 Antiguru Hong Kong Auction Unopened 5712 / 1A-001 Drop hammer 210,000 Hong Kong dollars (with a commission of 260,000 Hong Kong dollars)
In 2015, a 5712 / 1A-001 took US $ 32,000, or HK $ 248,000.
It is a watch with a certain value retention. 5712 and 5711 both have very good value retention, especially for steel models. From the perspective of the constant value law of the world, materials are rare and steel models are extremely scarce. Of course, the price has risen and the price has risen. The 5712 with a complete certificate is placed on the auction or in the secondary market. The steel model is basically not lost, and occasionally it can exceed the public price. (Of course, it depends on the specific details, such as the difference between the imprint. The previous 5712 used the Geneva imprint. It’s the Patek Philippe mark), the gold model is basically the same as the steel model (around 250,000-280,000). For a watch, after you have enjoyed it, there is only such a small economic loss, which is incredible.
Its price is comparatively entry. The price of steel 5712 is more than 250,000, and the gold leather strap is about 330,000. These two prices have a lot of choices, but there are not many watches that can be casual and can be fitted. If you Just want to buy a formal dress, you can choose Lange Saxon calendar or Patek Philippe 5146 and 5396, but you want to buy a multi-applicable, not spoiled watch, 5712 steel is obviously a very good choice. At the same time, a topic was raised, the price of 250,000, would you choose this 5712 or Rolex 228238 (or 228235)?
From the perspective of purchase, in the final analysis, buying a watch is not based on rational choice. If you really think about it so much, I guess most people will not buy it. Some people like designs such as nautilus, some people like royal oak, buy A watch is actually just picking something that is aesthetically pleasing and delighting itself. Although each watch is as good as a thousand, it is not as good as an ‘I like’. So why bother talking so much? I always think that high-end watches are a kind of cultivated objects. In addition to buying, all kinds of entanglements with the watch, from watch watching, understanding to playing, are also worth enjoying. Buying is the process of owning. Before and after is the process of getting along, and this process is also extremely fun.