First introduced in 1976, Patek Philippe’s legendary Nautilus has always been a resolutely men’s watch – a symbol of status in a boardroom full of suits. And yet its popularity over the years has extended its appeal beyond just men, so much so that Patek Philippe launched a diamond-set rose gold Ladies Automatic Nautilus in 2015 to meet demand. Now, diamond-free with a streamlined golden brown opaline dial, Patek Philippe blends feminine elegance with a traditionally sporty watch for the modern woman. With this reference, everything we know and love about the Nautilus remains the same : the iconic octagonal bezel, beveled flanks and curved lugs. The contrast in the finishes in the bracelet and case, from satin-brushed to mirror-polished, give the watch a contemporary feel – for a woman who’s not quite set in her ways yet still firm in her convictions. What differentiates this watch from the men’s Nautilus, however, are the embossed waves on the dial, adding a certain texture and shimmer to the overall piece. Though the Nautilus may trend to be traditionally linked to masculine elegance, Patek Philippe is showing here that its design is ready for the feminine touch.
Patek Philippe 7118/1R
CASE : rose gold with sapphire crystal caseback DIMENSIONS : 35.2mm MOVEMENT : Self-winding, Caliber 324 S C FUNCTIONS : Hours, minutes, seconds, date display DIAL : golden brown opaline with gold applied markers and numerals with luminescent coating BRACELET : rose gold with Nautilus clasp