Original post from Esquire.com
When it comes to rare watches, a production run in the single digits is definitely a good start. Throw some rubies into the mix and you’ll end up with a watch like the Patek Philippe Nautilus reference 5711, which is going up for sale later this month in Hong Kong. With a ruby-set bezel and dial, this extremely rare platinum version of Patek Philippe’s Nautilus—only five have been produced—is expected to fetch upwards of $250-$350K, and maybe more, at the Antiquorum auction beginning on June 27. Adding to its allure is a 29-jewel caliber 324 SC automatic movement that can be viewed through a sapphire crystal exhibition caseback. The watch is also unworn and, until recently, had actually been factory sealed. It may cost more than a Ferrari or a house, but for the discerning gentleman who likes shiny things on his wrist, shiny things that only four other people on earth have, it’s probably more than worth the price of admission.
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