To mark the 40th anniversary of its casually elegant but now iconic Nautilus collection, Patek Philippe has released two stunning new models – the Ref. 5711/1P Time-And-Date in Platinum, limited to 700 pieces, and the Ref. 5976/1G chronograph.
With its platinum case, the bold new Ref. 5711/1P perpetuates a grand tradition that began with a stainless-steel debut model in 1976, and while it’s reminiscent of the original Nautilus Ref. 3700/1A, it also suggests the subtle evolution of the model line over the past 40 years. The 44mm case is crafted from solid platinum 950, and as with all other Patek Philippe platinum watches, features a flawless rare white Top Wesselton diamond (approx. 0.02 ct.) in the bezel above the lugs at 6 o’clock. This gem compliments the diamonds set on each of 12 18-karat white gold batons found on the dial, which features a dark blue hue with a bright/dark gradation from the inside to the outside. The piece’s self-winding caliber 324 S C movement, visible through the sapphire-crystal case back, features both a Gyromax and Spiromax balance spring – both Patek Philippe inventions – which guarantee a high rate of accuracy.
Presented in 18-karat white gold, the Ref. 5976/1G, an automatic flyback chronograph limited to 1,300 pieces, is also powered by the CH 28-520C movement, which features both a column wheel and vertical clutch. A large, masculine piece that features a 44mm dial set in a 49.25mm oblong case, the timepiece comes with a solid white golf bracelet, ensuring a hefty weight complementing an iconic design. Look out for baguette-cut diamonds serving as hour markers, and a monocounter at six o’clock. www.patek.com