All of our watches have undergone a thorough inspection of water resistance, accuracy, functionality and condition to determine the level of reconditioning required to meet our strict standards. It has also been referenced against technical documents and manufacturer records where available to ensure authenticity and a clean history. All our watches have a 24-month warranty for your peace of mind.
This beautiful reference 116506 is the exclusive Daytona model released by Rolex to celebrate the iconic watch's 50th birthday. With a glorious platinum case (the first Cosmograph to win this honour), the watch is a close cousin of the great ref. 116520, and has the same stunning in-house movement: the 4130, which is the first Rolex calibre to use ceramic ball bearings in the automatic winding system. Where this model differs is in the rich brown ceramic bezel (and subdials) and the striking 'ice blue' dial—possibly an homage to the piercing eyes of Rolex darling Paul Newman, who is particularly associated with the Daytona and its exceptional racing watch legacy.
RM 11-03 AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH
CALIBRE RMAC3. Skeletonised, automatic winding movement with a variable-geometry rotor, offering hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, 60-minute countdown timer at 9 o’clock, 12-hour totaliser, oversize date and month indicator. This exclusive Richard Mille design makes it possible to effectively adapt rewinding of the mainspring to the user’s activity level, in sporting or non-sporting environments. By adjusting the six-position rib, the rotor’s inertia is modified to either speed up the winding process in the case of leisurely arm movements, or to slow it down during sporting activities.
So, the rumours were true. Alongside a number of other models, the reference 5990/1A-001 has been officially discontinued by Patek Philippe as of the 18th January 2022. Talk of this move has been circulating for some time, and savvy collectors worldwide have been frantically trying to purchase these watches based on speculation alone, whether that be from their authorised retailers or pre-owned. However, even before this news, the stainless steel Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph has always been far and few between. Having sold just a handful of this gorgeous reference over the past few years, we are over the moon to be able to offer this extremely short production run variant of the 5990/1A featuring the new-style, button-operated butterfly clasp. Since its introduction in 2014, the thick-than-usual Nautilus has always featured the same fold-over clasp that we have seen across most of the Nautilus range. Yet, new to 2021, we saw both this reference, as well as the 5980 be given the absolutely brilliant butterfly clasp, similar to that of the Aquanaut’s, which was seen previously on ladies’ Nautilus, but was mainly taken from the reference 5740/1G. Albeit a somewhat minimal change, and there being no change whatsoever to the reference number, the finished result of this addition is superb, and makes the simply perfect watch even better than it was before. Given this introduction came in mid-2021, and the watch was discontinued in January 2022, there can only be a very small number of watches with this feature. The 5990 in general is an amazing watch. At just 40.5mm in case size, the watch features the superb complication that is its dual-time offering alongside a fly-back chronograph. Both complications are powered within by Patek’s very own self-winding calibre CH 28‑520 C FUS movement, which boasts a 45-hour power reserve and is waterproof to a mega 120m - making it an incredible watch for travel and general daily wear. Featuring a dial colour not used in any other men’s Nautilus models, this black/grey graduated dial shown on the now-discontinued steel 5990 is one that will be truly missed, as its just unbelievable pretty to look at, and has an understated aesthetic not commonly seen throughout the sports line of Patek Philippe. Albeit remaining to be available (to an extent) in its new rose gold case with a blue dial, for us, the real and original 5990 will always be the stainless steel reference seen here.
TIFFANY & CO
Celebrating 170 Years of Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co.
To commemorate this long-lasting partnership, Patek Philippe has created a limited-edition series of Ref. 5711/1A-018 Nautilus wristwatches in steel endowed with dials in the famous Tiffany Blue®. A limited quantity of 170 units will be available exclusively at Tiffany & Co.