In early Oct of 2016 Patek Philippe dropped two 40 th anniversary watches – one in platinum and one in 18-karat white gold. Both amazing pieces so why wouldn’t we share this with you? Lol we’re in love to say the least.
The Ref. 5711 / 1P Nautilus is offered in a limited edition of 700 pieces in platinum, with each retailing for the unusual sum of $ 113,440. The more complicated Ref. 5976 / IG Nautilus Flyback Chronograph in 18-karat white gold retails for a slightly more affordable $ 96,390.
Both models feature stunning blue dials and have all of the signature details of the Nautilus, including the bold size and side ridges on the sides of the case. In the original timepiece launched in 1976, those lateral ridges were designed on the porthole-shaped case to resemble porthole-locking hinges. Today, they are a defining character of the Nautilus line.
Each of the new timepieces also features an 18-karat gold dial in dark blue emanating from the center of the dial out toward the case and getting slightly lighter. Each dial is inscribed with a notation That recalls the 40 th anniversary: “1976 – 40 – 2016.” Additionally, Both of the timepieces hold the Patek Philippe Seal.
The most complicated watch of the two is the Nautilus Chronograph, Ref. 5976 / 1G. The bold 49.25mm case is made of 18-karat white gold and just 1,300 pieces will be made. The watch is equipped with the CH 28-520 self-winding flyback chronograph movement with 327 parts, including several very high-tech patented pieces (such as the brand’s own Spiromax® balance spring made of Silinvar®). The watch is highly accurate to a tolerance of -3 to +2 seconds per day.
The most expensive Nautilus, the Ref. 5711 / 1P, is crafted in platinum and is a three-hand watch with date indication at 3:00. It measures a bit smaller at 44mm and boasts 18-karat white gold hands. For this timepiece, Patek Philippe selected the self-winding 324-SC movement with Gyromax® balance and Spiromax® balance spring.
Both timepieces are being presented in a specially made box to herald the cork 40 th anniversary of esta piece.