With the unveiling of new additions to the iconic Twenty~4 collection at the beginning of the year, Patek Philippe have continued to express a contemporary delight at Watches and Wonders this week by unveiling four new additions to the Nautilus collection, again with the flourish of new colour additions.
First introduced in 1976, the Nautilus initially surprised with its use of stainless steel for a luxury timepiece, and the unique octagonal bezel that instantly made an impact.
In 2006, on 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 bicolour (steel/rose gold) as well as metal bracelets or alligator leather straps.
The four new models present a new interpretation of casual elegance, encompassing Patek Philippe’s breath-taking quality and craftsmanship that all combine to create the perfect timepieces for active lifestyles.
Patek Philippe have unveiled a new Nautilus 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 the legibility at any time of day or night, creating a perfect contrast against the luminescent hands and hour markers in white gold. A sapphire-crystal case back reveals the refined architecture of the movement and the immaculate finissage that reflects Patek Philippe’s long-standing traditions.
With the new Ref. 5711/1300A-001, Patek Philippe introduces an exceptionally remarkable alliance: cool steel with baguette-cut diamonds that are usually only paired with precious metal. Each diamond has a special slightly trapezoidal shape instead of the classic rectangle and is cut to perfectly match the octagonal bezel with the rounded corners.
The fire of the diamonds also illuminates the olive-green dial that was introduced this year with the Ref. 5711/1A-014. The case and the integrated bracelet hug the wrist for a snug and comfortable fit.
The Ref. 5990/1R-001 Nautilus launched in stainless steel in 2014 with a dial that has a black gradation to the periphery, combines three useful and conveniently operable complications: a flyback chronograph, a Travel Time function (two time zones) and an analog date at 12 o’clock synchronized with local time.
Patek Philippe have this year unveiled a new look of this timepiece in Rose Gold with a contrasting blue sunburst dial. Like the case and the bezel, the rose-gold bracelet is finessed with alternating polished and satin-brushed detail.
The iconic design of ladies’ Nautilus watches comes in various haute joaillerie versions set with brilliant-cut diamonds or baguette diamonds. From 2013 to 2018, Patek Philippe offered a rose-gold model that including the dial was adorned with diamonds in a random pavé setting, also referred to as snow-setting in the Ref. 7021/1R-001.
Now, Patek Philippe is revisiting this precious tradition by presenting a new model in rose gold, with a diamond snow-setting on the case, bezel, and the bracelet. This exclusive dial features individual rows of diamonds that exhibit a fine undulated relief, a typical facet of the Nautilus ladies’ collection.
Perfect legibility is an indispensable requirement at Patek Philippe and applies to haute joaillerie watches. This is why the dial features “Alpha” hour and minute hands in luminous rose gold; the applied Arabic rose-gold numerals are luminous as well.
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