The brand ‘Nautilus’ arose from Captain Nemo’s ship of the corresponding name from the well-known French best-seller Leagues Under the Sea. Like Captain Nemo’s influential Nautilus, the Patek Philippe Nautilus likewise performed a significant purpose in enduring a crisis. That time, it’s the Quartz trial in the 1970s.
When Seiko prefaced the quartz movement last 1969, the luxury timepiece market almost dropped. Visualize the conventional watchmakers with their intricate and complicated mechanical watch movements that demanded plenty of resources and time to create, competing with devices that designed quartz movement at a considerably less time and marketed at a much lower cost. It was a setback for automatic timepiece manufacturing. Reasonably so, the majority of the businesses choose to shut down.
But no, not the Patek Philippe. Rather than operating with the flow and creating budget watches, like other else, they have chosen to set in motion the Nautilus as a chic and high-end luxury timepiece at an expensive price. With its selling line: “The Most Expensive Timepiece Built of Steel,” the Patek Philippe shifted its direction with the aid of the great Nautilus.
Well, the rest is a chronicle. Today, this timepiece is as iconic as it was over 40 years ago, thanks to its powerful watch collection.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Moon Phase (Ref. 5724G/001)
With a diamond-embossed bezel, this Nautilus Moon Phase from Patek Philippe invites the gentlemen who exist to make a great fashion statement. Adorned with more than 40 baguette diamonds, it arises in a 40mm elegant white-gold case. Aside from that, a dark blue alligator leather band complements its sophisticated look.
Faraway from jeopardizing manliness, the diamonds combine a new element to the timepiece, forming an elegant and fashionable look. With an automatic mechanical movement, this striking watch is perfect for the cool, stylish gentleman.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph
This Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph from Patek is equipped with a unique time travel purpose, which designates two distinct time zones at a single glimpse. United with a chronograph that is furnished with a 60-minute indicator, this watch is a highly operative one that extends everyday practicality even to professionals.
Rather than a regular column ring with a wheel clutch, the watch highlights a time travel characteristic. This artistic movement concedes for a dual time zone capacity without discrediting the magnitude of stability and rate efficiency. Furthermore, thanks to its legendary octagonal bezel, this silver-black watch mixes excellent functionality with a sturdy elegance.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph (Ref. 5980/1AR)
Embodying what a luxury timepiece should transpire, this two-tone Nautilus 5980/1AR Chronograph from Patek delights its beautiful aesthetics and its outstanding functionality. The rose gold case and 40.5mm steel houses a vigorous blue dial shaped more attractive by the exemplary horizontal decorated pattern. The dial preserves its conservative charm even if it stars a sub-dial at 6 o’clock. A beautiful date pane at 3 o’clock retains the entire design impressively and attractively.
The timepiece is outfitted below its elegant design with the automatic mechanical Caliber CH 28‑520C watch movement, furnishing the watch a power reserve of up to 55 hours! What’s more exceeding, the 5980/1AR flaunts a water resistance up to 120 meters, a screw-down crest for best durability and protection, and a sapphire crystal case back. An analogous rose gold bracelet and two-tone stainless steel wrap up the sophisticated watch to complete the entire design.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Quartz (Ref. 7010R)
No woman can combat this superb watch in a 32mm elegant rose gold case. The Nautilus Ladies’ 7010R from Patek is what dream timepieces are created of. From its conservative cream-colored face with the horizontal decorated pattern to the 40+ diamonds on its bezel, down to its comparable leather band, this timepiece is every bit feminine yet robust.
Besides the luminescent hour markers and golden hands, the exclusive embellishment on its dial is a small date pane peeping at 3 o’clock. Striking at its heart is the watch’s Calibre E23‑250 SC movement that brags a battery life of up to three years and a 32,768 Hz rate!
So, whoever told that a sports timepiece requires to be rugged and rough clearly has not set their eyes yet on the Nautilus collection of Patek Philippe. These luxury watches are the epitome of fashion and functionality. From its initial debut over 40 years ago until today, Nautilus’ beauty has never stopped to engage watch enthusiasts – ladies and gentlemen alike.