Patek Philippe : 40 years of exceptional horology

Nautilus Reference 5711/1P – 40th anniversary Limited Edition

CASE : 950 platinum, sapphire crystal on both sides, screw-down crown, waterresistant to 120m, bezel set with a flawless Top Wesselton Pure diamond at 6 o’clock SIZE : diameter (10 to 4 o’clock) 40mm, width (9 to 3 o’clock including crown) 44.05mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding (Caliber 324 S C, 35 to 45-hour power reserve), 21K gold central rotor, unidirectional winding, Gyromax® balance, Spiromax® balance spring, Patek Philippe Seal

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, seconds, date DIAL : 18K yellow gold dial plate, sunburst decor beneath blue PVD coating, horizontal Nautilus embossing, 18K white gold baton hour-markers set with baguette-cut diamonds, 18K white gold hours and minutes hands with Superluminova coating, rhodiumed bronze seeconds with counterweight

BRACELET : links in 950 platinum, foldover clasp in 950 platinum


GMT_n50_Fr_ipad-229For 40 years, the Nautilus has been the stuff of dreams for Haute Horlogerie enthusiasts. At its launch in 1976, it went against all existing aesthetic codes. Designed by Gérald Genta, one of the greatest watch designers of all time, the casual chic Patek Philippe watch was notably distinguished by a voluminous steel case middle with three lateral bulges at 3 and 9 o’clock – reminiscent of porthole locking systems. In four decades, the Nautilus has become an authentic cult watch that has lost nothing of its original character, as confirmed by the two exceptional timepieces unveiled to mark the 40th anniversary of the launch of this legendary collection. Reference 5711/1P – 40th anniversary limited edition is inspired by the original model, Reference 3700/1A nicknamed “Jumbo” : Entirely made of 950 platinum, the watch is enhanced by a diamond discreetly set beneath the bezel at 6 o’clock, a distinctive signature of platinum watches from the Genevabased Manufacture. It features the typical blue dial with the embossed Nautilus pattern, adorned with baguette-cut diamond hour-markers and engraved with the inscription “1976-40-2016”. One important yet imperceptible detail lies in the fact that the dial is cast in solid gold. This is definitely not a model for the more impatient among us !

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