Patek Philippe presents a new interpretation of casual elegance with its four new Nautilus models.
Launched in 1976, the Nautilus was surprising in several respects – the choice of stainless steel was totally unusual for a luxury watch, the octagonal bezel with rounded corners departed from conventional designs and its case was inspired by a ship’s porthole.
The exceptional robustness and water resistance to 120 metres was an extreme challenge then for a regularly produced watch and the interplay of polished and satin-brushed finissage emphasised the uniqueness of the form elements.
In 2006, on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, its style was subtly reworked.
Today, it is part of a collection for ladies and men with over 25 versions in stainless steel, rose gold, white gold or bicolor (steel/rose gold) as well as metal bracelets or alligator leather straps.
Nautilus: a new dial in sunburst olive green
Patek Philippe unveiled this cult model with an olive green dial – a hue that never existed before in the Nautilus collection.
This elegant shade is emphasised with a gentle sunburst finish that harmonises with the light reflected from the steel case, enhancing the design with a contemporary facet.
The prominent contours of the Nautilus are underscored by the subtle interplay of satin-brushed and polished finissage on the bezel, the case and the bracelet.
Nautilus: a new and unique combination of stainless steel and baguette diamonds
Patek Philippe introduces an exceptionally remarkable alliance - cool steel with baguette-cut diamonds that are usually only paired with precious metal.
The characteristic shape of the bezel and case is emphasised with a row of 32 flawless Top Wesselton baguette diamonds (~3.6 ct.) set to the highest standards of the master jeweller’s art.
The hour markers and the slightly rounded baton hands in white gold are coated with a luminous compound and assure excellent legibility at any time of day or night.
Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph: a new look in rose gold with a blue sunburst dial.
The Nautilus launched in stainless steel in 2014 with a dial that has a black gradation to the periphery and combines three useful and conveniently operable complications – a flyback chronograph, a travel time function (two time zones) and an analog date at 12 o’clock synchronised with local time.
Patek Philippe now offers this model in a new rose-gold version that contrasts beautifully with the horizontally embossed blue sunburst dial as well as with the hour markers and hands in rose gold with luminous coatings.
The travel time system relies on two hour hands from the centre with the pierced hands indicating the hours of home time while the hours of local time are shown by the solid hand.
Nautilus Haute Joaillerie: a new version of the Nautilus with a random pavé setting
The iconic design of ladies’ Nautilus watches comes in various haute joaillerie versions set with brilliant-cut diamonds or baguette diamonds.
From 2013 to 2018, Patek Philippe offered a rose-gold model that including the dial was adorned with diamonds in a random pavé setting (also referred to as snow-setting).
Now, Patek Philippe is revisiting this precious tradition by presenting a new model in rose gold with a diamond snow-setting on the case, the bezel and the bracelet.
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