As promised, Patek Philippe has given us a new version of the Nautilus 5711-1A, which it discontinued earlier this year. The new version (5711/1A-014) has the same stainless steel case and contains the same movement, but the dial is olive green (the previous one was light blue). And as if to really make up for having axed the most sought-after watch in the world, Patek also introduced three more new versions of the Nautilus: one with baguette diamonds on the bezel (5711/1300-001); a rose gold Travel Time Chrono Nautilus (Ref. 5990/1) and a high jewelry version (7118/1450R-001). What a wonderful way to say you’re sorry.
Originally launched in 1976, the Nautilus is distinctive for its ship’s portal case and horizontal relief patterned dial. It contains the same caliber 26-330 S C movement that has been powering the Ref. 5711 since 2019, with a silicon Spiromax balance spring. It is priced at $34,893.
Adding baguette cut diamonds to the bezel is a bold move that raises the Nautilus above the realm of stainless steel sports watch. There are 32 diamonds totaling 3.6 carats, each one custom cut in a slightly trapezoidal shape instead of the classic rectangle in order to perfectly match the octagonal bezel with the rounded corners. It is priced at $92,624.
The high jewelry version is even more impressive it its departure from tradition. It is set with 2,553 diamonds (12.69 carats), and it’s not as random as it looks. The diamonds on the dial are set between rows of wavy gold bars that simulate the signature Nautilus ribbed dial pattern. Naturally, every diamond is internally flawless. The case 18k rose gold and it priced at $366,667.
The fourth new Nautilus is an 18k red gold, blue-dialed version of the Travel Time Chronograph, a flyback chrono with two time zones, previously available in steel. It is priced at $106,452.