Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Patek Philippe Unveils 40th Anniversary Nautilus Watches



Patek Philippe is considered one of the benchmark Swiss watch brands, and one we are happy to carry in our store. This year, we have all been anticipating the unveiling of the brand’s newest Nautilus watches that celebrate the 40th anniversary of their unveiling in 1976. Well, the watches were unveiled last week and they are beauties.

Much like the first ever Nautilus, they feature the port-hole-inspired case shape with hinges on the sides. There are two models that — unlike the original steel version — are crafted in platinum for the three-hands version and in 18-karat white gold for the flyback chronograph watch.


Ref. 5711/1P Nautilus three-hands watch is being built in a limited edition of 700 pieces in platinum. It is powered by the self-winding 324-SC movement that offers three hands and date indication at 3:00. The more complicated 49.25mm Ref. 5976/IG Nautilus Flyback Chronograph in 18-karat white gold is being built in an edition of 1,300 pieces. This watch is powered by the CH 28-520 self-winding flyback chronograph 327-part movement.

Both watches are offered with alluring blue plated 18-karat gold dials with alternating horizontal stripes of dark and light blue. Each dial is inscribed with a notation that recalls the 40th anniversary: “1976 – 40 – 2016.” Additionally, both of the timepieces hold the Patek Philippe Seal.

from Hamilton Jewelers