Born in 1976, Patek Philippe Nautilus was inspired by USS Nautilus SSN-571, a nuclear power submarine belonging to the U.S. navy. For 41 years, Nautilus has become an elegant classic sports watch, and its original model has become the hottest treasure at the auction. The new Nautilus shows Patek Philippe’s attractive design in casual style. On the basic of original essence, Some subtle and meticulous changes make the Nautilus more fashionable.
ONE OF THE WORLD’S COSTLIEST WATCHES IS MADE OF STEEL
Let’s turn back to 1976! Ultra slim senior wristwatches which was equipped with precious metal materials, gold bracelets and a diamond bezels were more popular at that time. A stainless steel forging wristwatch launched, which led to a riot in the conservative Geneva watch field. Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref.3700, 42 mm wide and 7.6 mm thick, was rather astonishing. Rounded square case, such dazzling shape broke conventional designs. Even the price of Nautilus Ref.3700 watch is higher than many watches made of precious metal. For those rich men who took active part in leisure activities, such a stainless steel wristwatch could satisfy their demands.
DEVELOPMENT & EVOLUTION
Those styles in 1976 won the “Jumbo” alias; Nautilus series caught female’s attention, Patek Philippe launched Ref.4700 in 1980. In 1981, Ref.3800 watch with 37.5 mm case was suitable for petite wrists. In 1998, Patek Philippe launched original styles of Nautilus series which was equipped with patent chain condition display. Later, the whole series made of steel, gold and steel, gold even platinum are available. Though different styles are available, each style inherited distinctive case shape, a famous feature. The distinctive design of Nautilus was the double layer structure of its watch case. The whole metal were cut and made into the watch body and the bottom so that new Nautilus was waterproof to 120 meters.
DISTICTIVE DESIGN PAID HONOR TO CLASSIC
So as to celebrate 30th anniversary, Patek Philippe launched six new Nautilus models: 5800/1A, 5711/1A, 5712 /1A, 5712R, 5712G and 5980/1A. Due to advanced technology, the three layer structure of the bottom, the body and the bezel not only reproduced the classic case but had the strong waterproof performance. Besides, sapphire crystal bottom reflected exquisite home-made machine movement.
NAUTILUS WITH COMPLEX FUNCTION AUNCHED IN 2014
In 2014, Ref. 5990/1A dual time chronograph had three practical performance: Date pointer, Chronograph device, and the acclaimed “two time” system.
MEMORIAL EDITION TO 40th ANNIVERSARY
In 2016, Patek Philippe launched two limited edition: Ref. 5711/1P (limited 700) and Ref. 5976/1G Chronograph (limited 1300). Nautilus Ref. 5711/1P which was made of platinum saluted Ref.3700/1A, reflecting the evolution. Naultilus Chronograph Ref. 5976/1G which was made of white gold saluted Ref.5980.
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