Just when we thought that Patek Philippe would be more than just the Nautilus, we have four more to add to the chase. Yes chase, because most of them would never be even put into a display window of the boutique. As us Indian’s would say “Darshan bhi nahi huey” (translating to “Didn’t even get to see them’). That is what Nautilus demands and that’s what Patek Philippe commands. Very few watches and brands have that kind of effect.
The Ref. 5711/1A The Patek Philip Nautilus flagship model in steel that was launched in 2006 on the 30th anniversary of the collection was first presented with a blue, black gradated dial (Ref. 5711/1A 001 from 2006 to 2009, Ref. 5711/1A-010 starting in 2010) and then joined from 2012 to 2019 by a model with a silvery white dial (Ref. 5711/1A-011). In 2015, this palette was extended by a rose-gold version with a dial gradated from brown in the centre to black on the periphery (Ref. 5711/1R-001).
Now that Patek Philip has been the Ref. 5711/1A in stainless steel is 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 Patek Philip 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 calibre 26-330 S C movement that has been powering the Ref. 5711 since 2019. This new movement is a spin-off of the calibre 324 S C 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 and joins the Ref. 5711/1R-001 in rose gold in the collection.
So, while Patek Philippe celebrates Watches & Wonders 2021 by launching 4 new Nautilus variants, we say; “let the Russian Roulette being”.