The news that watch aficionados and the whole industry were expecting is finally out. A couple of years ago, the rumour that the 5711, the time-and-date Nautilus, one of the most sought-after watches and an icon of high-end horology and style, would be discontinued started to spread. Not long after, the rumour was confirmed by Patek Philippe, with several continuation models to be released regardless (with a green dial or Tiffany blue). The 5711 now has a successor available exclusively in gold and with several updates: meet the new Patek Philippe Nautilus 5811/1G-001.
First and foremost, the new time-and-date Patek Philippe Nautilus, the reference 5811/1G-001, looks a lot like the 5711 but comes with several updates. The first change relates to its diameter. The case design is familiar but has grown slightly from 40mm to 41mm. In line with what Thierry Stern had stated, the case is available only in gold and not steel. An interesting throwback to the original 1976 reference 3700 Nautilus, the case is a two-part construction and is still water-resistant to 120 meters. It features a new pull-out piece lever system (patent pending) that allows the winding stem to be pulled out from the dial side. Last but not least, the integrated white gold bracelet is fitted with a patented fold-over clasp secured with four independent catches. One of the most significant upgrades with the bracelet and the buckle is that these are fitted with a micro-adjustment system and can be extended by 2 to 4mm for enhanced wearing comfort.
The other major update relates to the blue sunburst dial that now has a gradient effect with a black gradation at the periphery. The applied indices and hands are white gold with luminescent material, as you may expect. Other changes include the metal frame around the date window at 3 o’clock, similar to the one we saw on the green dial Nautilus.
The new time-and-date Nautilus is powered by the same engine, the automatic calibre Patek 26-330 S C (which replaced the 324 in 2019), equipped with stop-seconds. Visible via the exhibition caseback, this movement runs at 4Hz with a Gyromax balance and Spiromax balance spring (made of Silinvar, a silicon-based material). Its power reserve is of min. 35 hours – max. 45 hours.
The new Patek Nautilus 5811/1G-001 comes on an integrated white gold bracelet with a brushed and polished finish. As mentioned before, the folding clasp has been updated with a comfort release system. The retail price is EUR 69,200.
For more information, please visit Patek.com.