May 10, 2015
The Patek Phillipe Nautilus is a watch that, for many, needs no introduction. I won’t delve into the history of the Nautilus here, except to say that the first Nautilus, the Ref 3700/1, was designed by Gerald Genta (same guy who designed the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and more) and launched in 1976.
Although there were other watches that Patek debuted at Baselworld a couple months ago that got more attention (like the platinum 5905 Annual Calendar chrono, this Calatrava Reference 5227G-010, and this platinum 5370 Split-Seconds Chronograph), this piece is a great addition to the Nautilus lineup that should not be overlooked. It looks absolutely gorgeous with its chocolate dial surrounded by rose gold case and bracelet. Like other Nautilus models, this one has Patek’s Caliber 324 S C. Price on the Patek Nautilus 5711/1R-001 seen here is $51,000 USD.
words by Kyle Stults