7 Best Patek Philippe Nautilus Watches

Nov 27, 2019
7 Best Patek Philippe Nautilus Watches

As the last independent, family-owned Genevan watch manufacturer, Patek Philippe prides itself in its full independence over the watchmaking process. To fulfil its promise of delivering beauty and precision, each Patek Philippe timepiece is meticulously finished by hand. Amongst its many well-loved and diverse timepieces is the Patek Philippe Nautilus which stands out as one of the most iconic watches ever.

Introduced in 1976, the Patek Philippe Nautilus is the epitome of elegance. Moreover, it demonstrates Patek Philippe’s masterful craftsmanship and artistic techniques. Furthermore, with its recognisable octagonal bezel and horizontally embossed dial, it possesses a distinct, masculine look.

All in all, the Patek Philippe Nautilus is a luxury sports watch that any gentleman can wear with confidence.

Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

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As suggested by its name, the Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph is furnished with a time travel function, which indicates two different time zones at a single glance. Combined with a chronograph equipped with a 60-minute counter, this is a highly functional timepiece that offers everyday convenience to professionals.

Enclosed within a 40.5mm steel case, this watch boasts a black graduated dial with gold applied hour makers. A calibre CH 28-520 C FUS, specially developed for the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph, powers this watch.

Instead of a traditional column wheel with a disk clutch, the chronograph features a time travel mechanism. This innovative movement allows for a dual time zone function without compromising amplitude of balance and rate accuracy. Likewise, thanks to its iconic octagonal bezel, the silver-black chronograph melds functionality with a rugged kind of elegance.

Patek Philippe Nautilus 59800R/001 Chronograph

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The Nautilus Chronograph 5980 is the first Patek Philippe Nautilus that features a leather strap. Having debuted at the 2010 Baselworld, this timepiece proves that gold and brown are the perfect partners in crime. Additionally, it also possesses a handsome, rugged vibe with its black-brown dial and a 40.5mm case crafted in 18K rose gold.

A matte brown alligator strap further accentuates this watch’s masculine elegance. Indeed, the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 is a versatile accessory perfect for a casual weekend or a professional setting.

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A Moon Phase

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With a dial coated in an enchanting shade of black-blue, this Patek Philippe Nautilus Moon Phase watch is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement. What sets this watch apart from other Nautilus models is its unique moon phase indicator. Etched on the dial is a sapphire-crafted disc which rotates within an aperture to indicate different moon phases. Notably, this is decorated with golden stars and two golden moons.

At the start of each lunation, the edge of the golden moon emerges, representing a new crescent moon. As the lunar cycle progresses, the moon appears in full and then wanes as it disappears behind the terminator on the right. Indeed, the moon phase indicator offers a unique way to chart the passage of time. With its silver and midnight blue design, this timepiece embodies craftsmanship at its finest.

Patek Nautilus 5980/1R Chronograph in Full Gold

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With an exquisite rose gold design, the Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph stands out from the rest. Contrasting against the 18K rose gold case is its black dial which features a horizontal embossed texture. More than that, the appeal of this rose gold chronograph goes beyond aesthetics. It lives up to Patek Philippe’s name with its sapphire-crystal case back and water-resistant properties of up to 120 metres.

Powered by a mechanical self-winding movement, the chronograph has both 60-minute and 12-hour mono-counter. At the 3 o’clock mark is the date displayed within a gold frame. This full-gold Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph is certainly a sturdy and handsome timepiece that brings out confidence in whoever wears it.

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5724G/001 Moon Phase

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With a diamond-embedded bezel, this Patek Philippe Nautilus Moon Phase calls out to gentlemen who are out to make a statement. Embellished with 44 baguette diamonds, it comes in a 40mm white-gold case. Besides that, a navy blue alligator leather strap completes its elegant design.

Far from compromising masculinity, the diamonds add a new dimension to the watch, creating a dignified and stylish look. With a self-winding mechanical movement, this dashing timepiece is perfect for the modern, fashionable gentleman.

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5740/1G Perpetual Calendar

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Launched in 2018, this is the first grand complication in the Patek Philippe Nautilus line. The Nautilus 5740 showcases an analogue perpetual calendar, with three subsidiary dials harmoniously integrated into the blue dial. A testament to the technical finesse at Patek Philippe, this timepiece features an ultra-thin self-winding calibre 240 Q movement, making it Patek Philippe’s thinnest perpetual calendar.

This Patek Philippe Nautilus also comes in an 18K white-gold bracelet that has a new fold-over clasp. The new clasp design optimises security by preventing any unintended release, at the same time offering greater comfort. With its new features, this timepiece embodies Patek Philippe’s commitment to innovation and watchmaking artistry.

With casual elegance, the Nautilus Perpetual Calendar is a must-have for any avid watch collector.

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A Sweep Seconds

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Thanks to its simple design, this silver Patek Philippe Nautilus Date/Sweep Seconds timepiece embodies class and understated elegance.

This minimalist watch features a silvery-white dial which complements its 40mm stainless steel case and bracelet. It has a self-winding mechanical movement calibre 26-330 SC, which provides a 45-hour power reserve. Furnished with a sweep second hand, this watch flaunts a smooth and delicate movement that would captivate any watch enthusiast.

With ingeniousness and simplicity, this is an unpretentious watch that offers sleek functionality with a touch of sophistication.

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