Launched in 1976, the Patek Philippe Nautilus was surprising in many respects. Then, the choice of stainless steel was totally unusual for a luxury watch. The octagonal bezel with rounded corners departed from conventional designs. Its case was inspired by a ship’s porthole. The exceptional robustness and water resistance was an extreme challenge then for a regularly produced watch. And above all that, the interplay of polished and satin-brushed finissage emphasized the uniqueness of the form elements.
In 2006, for the 30th anniversary, its style was subtly reworked. Today, the Nautilus is part of a collection for women and men with over 25 versions in stainless steel, rose gold, white gold or bicolor as well as metal bracelets or leather straps. Which makes it an ideal companion for people with an active lifestyle.
In 2009, the ladies’ Nautilus models were reworked, and since 2013, some models come with diamond set bezels or embossed dials. And let’s not forget the haute joaillerie models, Patek Phillipe offers.
Now, the Nautilus collection welcomes four new versions of existing models. They are four variations of a unique design that has lost none of its boldness and inimitable personality.
A New Dial in Sunburst Olive Green
Patek Phillipe has announced, that the Ref. 5711/1A in stainless steel will soon be discontinued, so the manufacture is unveiling this cult model with an olive green dial – a color that never before existed in the Nautilus collection. The dial also bears a sunburst finish and while creating a beautiful contrast against the luminescent hands and hour markers in white gold.
The prominent contours of the Nautilus are underscored by the subtle interplay of satin-brushed and polished finissage on the bezel, the case, and the bracelet. The case is water-resistant to 120 meters and houses the self-winding caliber 26-330 SC. A sapphire crystal case back reveals the architecture of the movement and its immaculate finissage.
An Unique Combination of Stainless Steel and Baguette Diamonds
With the new Ref. 5711/1300A-001, Patek Philippe introduces the alliance of steel with baguette-cut diamonds. The characteristic shape of the bezel and case is emphasized with a row of 32 diamonds. Each of them has a slightly trapezoidal shape instead of the classic rectangle and is cut to to match the octagonal bezel with its rounded corners.
The olive green dial features the typical nautilus embossed decor as well as the sunburst finish. The hour markers and the baton hands in white gold are coated with a luminous compound, assuring excellent legibility at any time.
This watch is water-resistant up to 120 meters and is also powered by the caliber 26-330 SC.
Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph: A New Look in Rose Gold with a Blue Sunburst Dial
The Ref. 5990/1 Nautilus launched in 2014 with a dial that has a black gradation to the periphery combines three useful combinations: a flyback chronograph, a Travel Time function (two time zones) and an analog date at 12 o’clock synchronized with local time. And now Patek Philippe offers this model in a new rose-gold version that contrasts with the horizontally embossed blue sunburst dial as well as with the hour markers and hands.
This watch, which is also water-resistant up to 120 meters, is powered by the automatic chronograph caliber CH 28-520 CFUS. The sweep chronograph hand is complemented with a 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock. The Travel Time system relies on two hour hands from the center.
Nautilus Haute Joaillerie: A New Version of the Nautilus with a Random Pavé Setting
The iconic design of the ladies’ Nautilus watches comes in various haute joaillerie versions set with brilliant-cut diamonds or baguette diamonds. The new Ref. 7118/1450R-001 Nautilus sparkles with 2553 Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds. This gleaming look is created with the snow-setting technique, also known as random pavé. It consists of setting and fixation of diamonds of different sizes with the objective of minimizing the exposure of metal between the individual stones. Each watch with a full random pavé is a one-of-a-kind piece.
The rose gold case accommodates a self-winding caliber. The 324 S movement with its elaborate finissage can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.