The Nautilus Ref. 5711 / 1P 40th Anniversary model is limited to 700 pieces. This timepiece masterpiece has a platinum case and inherits the casual elegance tradition pioneered by the stainless steel model introduced in 1976. Its appearance resembles the original Nautilus Ref. 3700 / 1A, and reflects the steady evolution of the series over the past 40 years. The 44 mm case width (including the crown) makes the new Ref. 5711 an absolute oversized watch. Even the Ref. 3700 / 1A, which was 40 years ago, was two millimeters smaller than the Ref. 5711 and won the nickname of ‘Jumbo’ at the time. This may be because people thought that this sports watch was like a Boeing 747 Jumbo airliner in the civil aviation industry at the time. The Air King, born in 1969 with the human desire to travel by air, has been the world’s largest passenger jet for almost four decades. In addition, although the 2 mm difference looks very subtle, it can create a completely different effect on the wrist. Patek Philippe’s timepiece R & D department realizes that in the past forty years, people’s perception of watch size has changed significantly. The new size is perfect for the Nautilus Ref. 5711 / 1P commemorative watch.
Pure platinum for your temperament
The case of this 40th anniversary watch is made of solid PT950 platinum. Platinum has a cool, unique silvery luster, not only the rarest precious metal, but also an unusually difficult process. The extraordinary hardness and excellent ductility of platinum, compared with gold or stainless steel, will aggravate the wear of drills, milling heads, files and polishing tools, so extra effort and effort are required to create a three-piece platinum case and bracelet For various forms of finishing, including chamfering, satin sanding, sandblasting, and mirror polishing. The final finished case is a well-defined work that reflects the brilliance of different metals, so that other timepieces can only look at it. Like all Patek Philippe watches in platinum, the new Nautilus Ref. 5711 / 1P watch is set with a flawless top Wesselton diamond (about 0.02 carats) at 6 o’clock on the bezel (between the lugs).
The dial of Ref. 5711 / 1P is also specially designed for this anniversary. The material is made of 18K gold. The color is different from the original Nautilus. It is dominated by dark blue and presents a deep gradient effect from the inside to the outside. The 18K white gold rod-shaped hour dial features a flawless baguette top Wesselton diamond (0.34 carats total). The dark blue dial still features the iconic horizontal cross-relief pattern of the Nautilus series, and the lower half of the dial also has two lines of low-key anniversary text ’40’ and ‘1976-2016’. The date display window at 3 o’clock is also slightly enlarged in proportion, with a polished 18K white gold frame. Against the backdrop of these background elements, the platinum hour bar and hour hands with fluorescent coating and the second hand with a counterweight show the time accurately. The new Ref. 5711 / 1P’s daily travel time error does not exceed -3 to +2 seconds, far exceeding the official accuracy standard of the observatory.
Highly accurate timekeeping thanks to the Caliber 324 S C movement independently developed by Patek Philippe, which has an extremely important position in the eyes of watchmaking enthusiasts and collectors. Unlike other self-winding movements, this movement combines tradition and innovation, combined with precision, reliability and extraordinary craftsmanship. The massive center dial is made of 21K gold, which can provide the required power for the watch, bringing a reliable and fast automatic winding effect. Gyromax® balance wheel and Spiromax® hairspring, as the two major inventions of Patek Philippe, ensure excellent movement accuracy of the movement. The finishing of all movement elements is done manually, including the Geneva stripe decoration of the plywood, the chamfering and polishing of the edges, the polishing of the notches, the circular grain pattern of the gold automatic disk, and the rotation of the main board Circle pattern, and gold-inlaid engraving. These exquisite details, through the sapphire crystal case, show the Geneva watchmaking tradition inherited by Patek Philippe. This is the perfect expression of the casual elegance of the Nautilus series!
Nautilus Ref. 5711 / 1P 40th Anniversary Watch, made of platinum PT950, limited to 700 pieces. Each Ref. 5711 / 1P is uniquely numbered and comes in an anniversary box, which contains a certificate of origin and an anniversary document. The watch box is made of brown natural cork, which truly reproduces the unique style of the watch box that was used in the original 1976 Nautilus watch. Just like the original Nautilus watch from 40 years ago, this commemorative case also shows its close connection with the transoceanic cruise ship, and the porthole case design of the casual and elegant Nautilus watch is derived from this. . The fortieth anniversary cork box features a polished stainless steel base frame and a hinged lid. The metal nameplate on the front also reproduces the original 1976 box design, with the italic ‘Nautilus’ lettering and the ‘PATEK PHILIPPE GENEVA’ logo.