For Patek Philippe, which has a history of more than 175 years, forty years are not long. However, it takes ten years to sharpen a sword, and forty years can make an initiative that seems to break all the rules, gradually conquer the world, and transform into a century-old classic. This is the story of the Nautilus Nautilus series. This year coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Nautilus series. To this end, Patek Philippe has launched two limited edition commemorative watches, which are Ref. 5711 / 1P (limited to 700 pieces) and Ref. 5976 / 1G chronograph. The watch (limited to 1,300 pieces), which means to carry forward the past, continue to innovate and advance, break through the mortar, and move towards the eternal classic.
Nautilus Ref. 5711 / 1P Nautilus 40th Anniversary Limited Edition 950 platinum case, 40 mm diameter (10 o’clock-4 o’clock position; 3 o’clock-9 o’clock position with faucet width 44.05 mm), hours, minutes , Large second hand, date, blue PVD-treated 18K gold face plate, horizontal convex pattern decoration and ’40’ and ‘1976-2016′ embossed lettering, bar-shaped hour-marker set with 0.34 carat top diamond, six-point case The clock position is set with a top Wesselton diamond, sapphire crystal glass and back cover, waterproof 120 meters, 324 SC automatic winding movement, Gyromax balance wheel and Spiromax balance spring, power storage 35 ~ 45 hours, Patek Philippe mark, 950 platinum chain strap, limited to 700 pieces.
Nautilus Ref. 5711 / 1P Nautilus 40th Anniversary Limited Edition
Patek Philippe’s first commemorative watch for the 40th anniversary of the Nautilus series is a limited edition of 700 Nautilus Ref. 5711 / 1P platinum models. The selection of the most noble platinum material of precious metals to remember the stainless steel ancestor Ref. 3700 / 1A of the Nautilus series symbolizes the evolution of this series of evolution. The platinum material is extremely hard to cut and shape, and it is a challenge to pay attention to the superb craftsmanship of the watch case. Compared to traditional case materials such as gold and steel, the process of shaping the platinum case will also place great pressure on the tool. Even though the process is arduous, in the end, it can achieve an excellent case, revealing unparalleled silver light, with a large amount, enough to let people see the touch, and to better appreciate Nautilus’s extraordinary status in the history of watches and clocks. Like all Patek Philippe platinum timepieces, the case of the Nautilus 5711 / 1P is set with a top Wesselton diamond at six o’clock between the lugs to identify the platinum material. Only the watch owner can see it.
Like all Patek Philippe platinum timepieces, the case of the Nautilus 5711 / 1P is set with a top Wesselton diamond at six o’clock between the lugs to identify the platinum material. Only the watch owner can see it.
The bracelet of the watch is also made of platinum. The links are large and strong, but very flexible. Each bracelet extends the contour of the case visually. Then, the range of the connection buckle gradually narrows, and finally it fits with the folding buckle, which secures the watch to the wrist securely and comfortably. Same as the original 5711 / 1A, the center link of 5711 / 1P is mirror-polished, while the outer link is frosted to further show the flexible appearance and feel.
5711 / 1P platinum link, each link gradually narrows, and finally fits with the folding buckle, the watch is securely tied to the wrist, fit and comfortable. The center links are mirror-polished, while the outer links are frosted.
Unlike Ref.5711 / 1A, which uses a blue-black dual-color faceplate to create a light and dark effect that gradually changes from the center to the edge, Nautilus 5711 / 1P uses a blue PVD-treated 18K gold faceplate. It is also decorated with the typical horizontal convex pattern of the Nautilus series, while the 40th anniversary ’40’ and ‘1976-2016′ are decorated below. The bar-shaped hour-marker is made of 18K gold and inlaid with top-level square diamonds, weighing about 0.34 carats, constructing a distinguished style exclusive to the limited commemorative style.
Patek Philippe 5711 / 1P is equipped with blue PVD-treated 18K gold face plate, horizontal convex pattern decoration and ’40’ and ‘1976-2016’ embossed lettering; the rod-shaped clock mark is made of 18K gold, mounted and inlaid with top square Drill.
The Nautilus 5711 / 1P is equipped with the highly regarded 324 SC self-winding movement, which is equipped with a large four-arm Gyromax® balance and a Spiromax® balance spring made of Silinvar®. The swing frequency is 28,800 per hour. The second half swing (4 Hz) ensures the travel time accuracy specified by the Patek Philippe imprint, which means that the daily error range is only -3 seconds to +2 seconds. Like all movements made in this Geneva workshop, Caliber 324 SC movements show the perfect level of craftsmanship, and to this day, most of the craftsmanship is still done by hand, including the round chamfer polishing of the edges of the plywood, the Geneva pattern, Gold-filled engraving, round grain, and Calatrava cross star decoration on the automatic rotor. The automatic oscillating weight is made of 21K yellow gold, which can convert the slight movement of the wrist into the energy of automatic winding.
The 324 SC self-winding movement is equipped with a Gyromax balance and a Spiromax balance spring, with a power reserve of 35 to 45 hours, and a Patek Philippe imprint.
To further pay tribute to the founding styles of 1976, Patek Philippe has prepared an exclusive commemorative box for each Nautilus 40th Anniversary Limited Edition commemorative watch, which is completely reprinted from the original 1976 Naultilus watch box. The watch box is made of brown cork, and the frame and switch hinges are made of stainless steel. Even the stainless steel nameplate in front of the outer box is engraved with the words ‘Nautilus’ and ‘Patek Philippe Geneve’ according to the style of the year.
Nautilus’ 40th Anniversary Watch is equipped with a soft watch case that is completely re-engraved from 1976. Even the stainless steel nameplate in front of the outer box is also made in the style of the year. It is engraved with Nautilus and Patek Philippe Geneve.
Naultilus Chronograph Ref. 5976 / 1G 40th Anniversary Limited Edition
The second Nautilus 40th Anniversary Limited Edition is a Naultilus Chronograph Ref. 5976 / 1G white gold model. The reason is naturally because the original Ref. 5980 of this watch was launched in 2006 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Nautilus. The first self-winding chronograph in the series is of special historical significance. The Ref. 5976 / 1G is also equipped with the brand’s own 28-520C self-winding chronograph movement. Derived from 28-520 IRM QA 24H automatic winding chronograph technology, the 28-520C movement has advanced column wheel timing mechanism, innovative vertical disc clutch, and Flyback flyback timing function; the central chronograph second hand can also Continuous operation, also serving as the role of the large second hand; the integral and small time dial also merge into one, displayed by concentric scale hands. The 28-520C movement is equipped with a Gyromax® balance and a Spiromax® balance spring. It is certified by the Patek Philippe Seal with a daily error between -3 and +2 seconds.
Naultilus Chronograph Ref. 5976 / 1G Nautilus 40th Anniversary Limited Edition 18K White Gold Case, 44 mm diameter (10 o’clock-4 o’clock position; 3 o’clock-9 o’clock position with faucet is 49.25 mm), hour, Minutes, center large seconds / chronograph seconds, 60 minutes and 12-hour time dial, date, blue PVD-treated 18K gold dial, lateral convex pattern decoration and ‘1976-40-2016’ embossed lettering, stick-shaped clock dial Set with 0.34 carat top diamond, sapphire crystal and back cover, waterproof 120 meters, CH 28-520 C automatic winding movement, Gyromax balance wheel and Spiromax balance spring, power reserve 45 ~ 55 hours, Patek Philippe imprint 18K white gold chain, limited to 1,300 pieces.
A limited edition of 1,300 Naultilus 5976 / 1G chronographs are equipped with an 18K white gold case and bracelet. Unlike the 5980, its diameter is increased to 44 mm (10 o’clock-4 o’clock), while the watch width (3- At 9 o’clock, including the faucet), it is 3.6 mm larger and reaches 49.25 mm. It is the largest watch in the Nautilus series. The carefully modified case with two timing buttons is seamless, as if the original model of 1976 had expected to add a timing function. Naultilus 5976 / 1G is equipped with 18K white gold chain strap, which continues the design features of the first-generation Nautilus. It is a combination of polished center links and frosted outer links, but the proportion is modified, not only is full of three-dimensional sense, the whole It feels more exquisite and brilliant.
Naultilus 5976 / 1G is equipped with 18K white gold chain strap, which continues the design features of the first-generation Nautilus. It is a combination of polished center links and frosted outer links, but the proportion is modified, not only is full of three-dimensional sense, the whole It feels more exquisite and brilliant.
As for the dial, like the Nautilus Ref. 5711 / 1P, the Naultilus 5976 / 1G is equipped with a blue dial, and the 18K gold rod-shaped hour-marker is also set with top diamonds and weighs about 0.34 carats. The face plate is also decorated with a typical horizontal embossed pattern, like the sun rays, and the upper dial is decorated with the 40th anniversary ‘1976-40-2016’. Each watch also comes with a brown cork box engraved from the 1976 style, a certificate and documents related to the anniversary watch.
Nautilus Ref. 5976 / 1G’s face plate is also decorated with a typical horizontal convex pattern, just like the sun rays. The bar-shaped hour-marker is set with top diamonds and the upper dial is decorated with the 40th anniversary ‘1976-40-2016’.