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A year of conclusion and new beginning for Patek Philippe Nautilus


Patek Philippe’s Nautilus has gained a large following (we know) since its launch in 1976. The Genevan manufacturer’s choice was Stainless Steel unmatched in luxury timepieces of the time, as were the octagonal bezel, window-inspired case, and the combination of polished and satin polished steel surfaces. It is the combination of unique features, robust textures and random elegance that have made Nautilus one of the favorite watch lovers for decades, especially stainless steel. vintage rust with blue dial (Ref. 5711 / 1A-010) since 2006. It was then, less surprisingly, that Patek Philippe’s decision to stop producing the aforementioned model caused a wave Tide hysteria poured down on enthusiasts around the world. While 2021 might be the end of the era for that particular Nautilus, it also represents a fresh start to beloved wristwatches as Patek Philippe announces four new interpretations in her first showcase at the Geneva Watches and Wonders.

The first model is the latest addition by Patek Philippe to the Ref line. 5711 models. New Ref. 5711 / 1A-014 has all the same specs and design options that we have come to expect from the manufacturer, with the addition of a previously unprecedented olive green dial, complete with in a fissure but gorgeous sunlight. In addition to giving it a more modern look, the sunlight finish ensures legibility in all conditions through contrast against the hands and luminescent white gold hour markers.

Like its predecessor, Ref. 5711 / 1A-014 has a stainless steel case, integrated bezel and bracelet, with a subtle combination of polished and brushed surfaces, requiring 55 different hand finishing operations to finish . The self-winding caliber 26-330 SC movement is an upgraded version of the caliber 324 SC that is hackable and features an improved winding system that can be admired through the sapphire rear case of the watch. It has been powering the Nautilus since 2019 so it’s not new for reference. With water resistance up to 120m thanks to a stainless steel case and a downward crown, this new watch replaces the blue Ref. 5711 / 1A-010 is the flagship Nautilus from Patek Philippe, combining the robustness and the casual look of a sports watch with the graceful elegance of a wristwatch.

Also from Ref. The 5711 family has a Ref. 5711 / 1300A-001. In terms of performance specification and construction, it is almost identical to the watch mentioned earlier. On the surface, this model features 32 Top Wesselton diamonds that have been cut with a baguette shape, hand-cut, polished and placed on a stainless steel frame. In our humble opinion, the addition of diamonds is a move of brilliance, underlining the level of detail and thought that Patek Philippe puts into its watch design. The team is divided about how attractive the diamonds are, but we’ll watch once the dust settles and we see it with our own eyes. Each diamond is individually cut to fit perfectly with a soft, angled, octagonal bezel that is perfectly polished to bring out the inner radiance, complementing the faint shimmer on the face. sunny olive green numbers.

First launched in 2014, Ref. 5990/1 initially accepted Patek Philippe using stainless steel in the Nautilus family building. For this 2021 reinterpretation, Patek Philippe used a rose gold case and elegant horizontal embossed blue dial. In addition to its classy look, this watch also has three convenient features for the travel enthusiast, a flyback stopwatch at 6 o’clock, a Travel Time function that displays two time zones, and an analog date window. at 12 o’clock. At first glance a bit overwhelming, the different variations are designed for intuitive use and offer users a ton of functionality in a single elegant package, the Ref. 5990 / 1R-001.

Rounding out the new model quartet is the Nautilus Beautiful jewelry Reference 7118 / 1450R-001. This splendid rendition of Nautilus for classic ladies has rose gold cases and bracelets, completely covered with 2,553 Top Wesselton snow diamonds, a total of 12.69 carats. The level of craftsmanship here is far from the aforementioned Ref. 5711 / 1300A-001. The highly crafted snow stacking technique is only performed by the most experienced gemmakers but when done properly, as it has been here, produces timepieces that are simply unique. stamens, each with a unique and sophisticated appearance. The elaborate finishing is not limited to the exterior as the 324 S self-winding movement has an equally complex crack, easily admired through the back of the sapphire case.

While the legion of Patek Philippe admirers may be born in 2021 as the year that marks the end of an iconic watch, watchmaking has shown that it is also a year of the year. recite. Four new models have been announced as part of the 2021 Geneva Watches and Wonders, suggesting this is not the end of the venerable Nautilus but a year of development and revival, paying homage to the legacy. this line of beloved luxury sports watches.

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