Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711/1A-014
With four new Nautilus models, Patek Philippe presents a new interpretation of casual elegance.
- The Nautilus has epitomized the elegant sports watch since 1976
- Self-winding 26-330 S C caliber with sweep seconds, date at 3 o’clock and stop-seconds function
- Porthole-inspired case construction. Case, bezel and bracelet adorned with contrasting polished and satin finishing.
- Sunburst olive-green dial, horizontally embossed
- Gold applied hour markers, gold hour and minute hands with luminescent coating
- 55 different hand-finishing operations are needed to complete the Nautilus case, bezel and bracelet
To celebrate the opening of Watches and Wonders Geneva 2021, Patek Philippe is providing a place of honor for its legendary Nautilus collection. Following the announcement that 2021 will be the last production year of the stainless steel model Ref. 5711/1A, Patek Philippe presents a totally new olive green sunburst dial for this icon of casual elegance. This new dial will also be available in a version featuring a bezel set with baguette diamonds. The Ref. 5990/1 Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph comes in rose gold with a blue sunburst dial while a new Nautilus Haute Joaillerie with a random full diamond pavé setting makes a scintillating debut.
Launched in 1976, the Nautilus was surprising in several respects. The choice of stainless steel was totally unusual for a luxury watch. The octagonal bezel with rounded corners departed from conventional designs. Its case was inspired by a ship’s porthole. The exceptional robustness and water resistance to 120 meters was an extreme challenge then for a regularly produced watch. And the interplay of polished and satin-brushed finissage emphasized the uniqueness of the form elements.
With its horizontal relief embossing on the dial and the integrated steel bracelet with external links that tapered in the direction of the clasp, the Nautilus immediately proved to be the perfect incarnation of casual elegance and became a watch with the world’s greatest degree of brand awareness.
In 2006, on the occasion of its 30th
anniversary, its style was subtly reworked. Today, it is part of a collection for ladies and men with over 25 versions in stainless steel, rose gold, white gold or bicolor (steel/rose gold) as well as metal bracelets or alligator leather straps. This makes it an ideal companion for people with a decidedly active lifestyle.
Apart from the models with three hands and a date, the Nautilus collection also includes five complicated timepieces which combine sports appeal with extraordinary technical finesse. The Ref. 5712 with an analog date, moon phases and a power-reserve indicator. The Ref. 5980 with a flyback chronograph and automatic winding. The Ref. 5726 with a patented Annual Calendar, 24-hour display, and moon phases. The Ref. 5990 Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph with two time zones, a flyback chronograph, and an analog date. The Ref. 5740 Nautilus with a perpetual calendar is a genuine grand complication and also the thinnest perpetual calendar in Patek Philippe’s entire collection.
A new dial in sunburst olive green
The Ref. 5711/1A 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 center to black on the periphery (Ref. 5711/1R-001).
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 26-330 S C movement that has been powering the Ref. 5711 since 2019. This new movement is a spin-off of the caliber 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.