Patek Philippe is presenting its novelties for the year and the piece that caught our eye is the new iteration of the iconic Nautilus.
Now that it has been announced that the Ref. 5711/1A in stainless steel will soon be discontinued, Patek Philippe is unveiling this cult model with an olive green dial – a hue that never existed before in the Nautilus collection.
This elegant shade is emphasized with a gentle sunburst finish that harmonizes with the light reflected from the steel case, enhancing the design with a contemporary facet. It also assures legibility at any time of day or night, creating a perfect 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. For every watch, the manual work involved requires 55 individual finishing steps.
The case is water resistant to 120 meters, protecting the self-winding caliber movement that has been powering the Ref. 5711 since 2019. This new movement is a spin-off of the caliber 324 and offers several innovations and technical optimizations, especially of the winding system.
It also features a stop-seconds mechanism that allows the watch to be set with one-second accuracy. A sapphire-crystal case back reveals the refined architecture of the movement and the immaculate finissage that reflects Patek Philippe’s long-standing traditions.
The new Ref. 5711/1A-014 with the olive green sunburst dial replaces the Ref. 5711/1A-010 with a blue-black gradated dial.
Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph
This watch combines three useful and conveniently operable complications: a flyback chronograph, a Travel Time function (two time zones) and an analog date at 12 o’clock synchronized with local time. Patek Philippe now offers this model in a new rose-gold version that contrasts beautifully with the horizontally embossed blue sunburst dial as well as with the hour markers and hands in rose gold with luminous coatings.
The Travel Time system relies on two hour hands from the center. The pierced hand indicates the hours of home time while the hours of local time are shown by the solid hand.
This will be a coveted piece that aficionados around the world will queue to get.