In the rarefied atmosphere of the high-end sports watch, the Patek Philippe Nautilus is still the King. You can fill your day reading webpages of enthusiastic prose that assert the merits of the watch relative to others, but there’s something about the Nautilus that sets it apart from a cerebral point of view. Pure feel. In fact, when the TimeTide editorial staff sat down before this year and picked out just one’grail watch’, 66.6percent of the team chose the Nautilus, whereas the other 33.3% were simply incorrect. The Nautilus is unquestionably King in this dominion.
Before we get too much farther into the Nautilus narrative, let us firstly deal with a few definitions. Yes, this really is a’sports view’, but clearly not a replacement for your G-shock or even Garmin GPS watch. However, for’sports’, consider Country Club sipping gin instead of surfing the breaks.
We had an opportunity to spend a day’in the metal’ together with the 2014 Nautilus range at a dinner organised by Patek Philippe nautilus yupoo replica watches and LK Boutique to mark Patek’s 175th anniversary. Given the rarity of this Nautilus generally and the worldwide demand for this latest collection, it had been an amazing opportunity to see- and photograph-the majority of this 2014 range in the 1 place and compare the differences. For a single member of the group, it was just the silken adventure of endless Patek bracelets onto the wrist that has been the highlight of this evening. “The finishing, the finishing…!” Was heard over and over again.
Depending on the model, the Nautilus comes on a leather necklace or ring. For a sports watch like this, we prefer the bracelet, that is superbly finished with a fine folding clasp. However, while we love the look of the bracelet, it’s one of the few points of this watch that we’d like to see improved, as it does not feel as rock-solid as that offered on the Royal Oak. The trade-off is that it is a thinner, thinner design and one which easily slips under most shirt-cuffs.
As you’d expect from Patek Philippe nautilus 5990 prix replica watches , the variety of moves represent both an artistic and technical tour de force. The first Nautilus used the Calibre 28-255C motion, which was predicated on the Jaeger le-Coultre Calibre 920. These days Patek offer their own range of movements, such as the newest Calibre, the CH 28-520 C FUS exhibited above.
You could also see above the attractiveness of the dial we covered earlier- the gradient is subtle, but one that appears to give the view another”face” depending upon the light. And also this black-blue is THE iconic Nautilus dial color, although a range of different options have been made through the years. At Time+Tide we are not a massive fan of diamonds men’s watches, but some are, which explains the reason why the 5713 exists.
The moon phase indicator is a popular complication that has a rotating disc which indicates the position of the moon that is visible in the world, essential for organizing your next full-moon celebration. And if that was not useful enough, there is a also a 24-hour indicator on the exterior of this Moonphase enroll, which tells us it is not 10pm, but rather 10am- again, essential after the disorientating full moon-party. Many watches provide similar complications, but few do so as as Patek has performed here.
The Nautilus chronograph was released in 2006 in both gold and steel variants- in 2014, just the golden or steel-gold models remain in the range. This time using a black-brown dial, the flyback chronograph is controlled by a single counter at 6 o’clock that displays both a 60-minute counter top (red hand) plus a 12-hour counter top (white hand). The rose gold case works beautifully with the chocolate backsplash shown above.
And for those who love solid gold, but prefer the appearance of the new chronograph register, Patek Philippe nautilus box fake watch has this model- the 5980/1R. This time with a black dial, even though it can seem to have some colors of Green, as you can see below.
When Patek discontinued the Steel Nautilus Chronograph, it replaced that popular version for this watch- the Exotic Traveling Time Chronograph, additionally in steel. We ought to declare a battle here- before in the article we mentioned that 66.6percent of Time+Tide lusted after the Nautilus, but it was not only”any” model- it had been the steel 5980/1A that won our hearts, so we were somewhat wary of visiting its replacement for the very first time. The new chronograph now has a date register in the 12 o’clock position, giving symmetry into the chronograph register which remains at 6 o’clock.
Nevertheless, the new aspect of this model is your Traveling Time attribute, in essence letting two time zone”Neighborhood” or”Home”. The traditional”ears” on the instance are now pushers that are utilized to adjust the local time-zone”up” and”down” in 1-hour increments.
Perhaps we are simply being stubborn, but as much as the brand new version offers superior functionality, we prefer the cleaner and simpler lines of the older 5980/1A. Even though the designers have done a fantastic job fitting the various indicators and registers on the dial in a reasonable and balanced manner, it does feels just like one trick a lot of has been squeezed onto the dial.
For all of us, the Patek Philippe nautilus quartz movement clone is the greatest sports watch of all because of its blend of its highly-distinctive style along with the next-level quality of this finishing found anywhere you look about the watch- the movement, the dial, the bracelet, the instance…what’s done with the highest level of quality and care- as it should be at the price. The least expensive model is that the steel 5711, that retails for $29,350, so that you understand that we’re talking about a price point well beyond the storied names like Jaeger Le-Coultre and Audemars Piguet, let alone Rolex.
It’s reasonable to point out that the design is similar to that of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, that came 4 years before the Nautilus and could be purchased now for a significant sum less than the Patek. You surely won’t make a mistake with either watch, but we simply prefer the polarising design of the Nautilus, feeling that it is more special. Some folks simply don’t enjoy the Nautilus layout and never will- but that is ok by us.
They say you should never meet your heroes, but spending quality time with the Nautilus range has done nothing to dull the appeal to Genta’s masterpiece. 1 day….