Patek Philippe’s Nautilus collection is a must have if you want a watch with casual and elegant style. The Nautilus series was born in 1976, and the octagonal bezel is derived from the shape of the porthole. The new Nautilus series has a perpetual calendar function, adding complex features to the sports series, is it a successful attempt for Patek Philippe? Let’s look at this Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar Technical Details White Gold Wristwatch 5740-1G-001.
Patek Philippe launched the Nautilus series’ first super-complex watch, featuring Patek Philippe’s most popular classic analog perpetual calendar since 1985. The watch is a subtle blend of casual sports style, sophisticated technology, rugged reliability and high-end watchmaking craftsmanship. The 18K white gold case is restrained and elegant, and the practical calendar device automatically recognizes the number of days per month, even the February 29th only appearing in the leap years.
The vertical satin matte contrasts with the polished chamfer, highlighting the iconic design of the bezel. The dial features the iconic horizontal cross-embossed pattern of the Nautilus men’s watch and the same blue sunburst as the 2016 Nautilus 40th Anniversary. The case design inspired by the porthole is the hallmark of this watch.
The watch has been modified with a wide range of hour and minute hands and a platinum-coated solid time scale with a fluorescent coating, so the time is clearly read regardless of day and night. The pointer-type perpetual calendar uses three auxiliary dials (week and 24-hour dials at 9 o’clock, month and leap year at 3 o’clock, date and moon phase at 6 o’clock), arranged in a harmonious way on a rounded octagonal dial.
This watch features the famous Caliber 240 extra-thin self-winding movement, embedded 22K gold mini automatic disc and extra-thin perpetual calendar module, with 8.32 mm thickness, 60-meters waterproof depth, the appearance is extremely slim. This is Patek Philippe’s slimmest perpetual calendar watch up to date.
The white gold bracelet is also perfectly connected to the case, echoing the craftsmanship of the lugs and bezels, with the matte lateral links and the polished central links arranged in sequence. To enhance wearing comfortable feeling, Patek Philippe has adopted a new patented folding clasp. This clasp features 4 separate latches to optimize opening and closing and prevent accidental release of the two parts of the clasp..
Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar Technical Details White Gold Wristwatch 5740-1G-001
Case Material: White Gold
Movement: Self-winding Caliber 240Q Movement
Water Resistance: 60M
Summary: The sports collections of the high-end watch brands have always been highly sought after in the market. Whether in the primary market or the secondary channels, the demand is very large. Whether this new Patek Philippe Nautilus series will continue to get everyone’s attention or not after launch, let’s wait and see.