Earlier this week a rumour started spreading that Patek Philippe was about to launch the long-awaited successor to the iconic Nautilus 5711. And sure enough, this past Tuesday the Nautilus 5811G, in white gold, was presented. Slightly bigger in size, with minor aesthetic updates, this is set to continue the Nautilus legacy. But that was far from all, as the Maison released not one but eight new watches, including the luxurious Nautilus 5792 with power reserve, moonphase and date, the irresistible 5935A World Time Flyback Chronograph in stainless steel and salmon, and the stupendous 5373P Split-Seconds Monopusher Chronograph Perpetual Calendar “Destro”. With half the novelties published, there are four more to share with you, and we’ll take you through them one by one. Starting with the 5402G Split-Seconds Chronograph Perpetual Calender, followed by the Nautilus 5990 Flyback Chronograph Travel Time, then on to the Nautilus Joallerie 7118 Ladies Automatic, before ending with the Aquanaut 7968 Luce Rainbow Chronograph.
Patek Philippe 5402G-001 Split-Seconds Chronograph Perpetual Calendar
We’re kicking things off with the amazing Patek Philippe 5402G-001, another complex split-seconds chronograph with a perpetual calendar. Considered one of the brand’s grande classics, the 5402 was previously available in rose gold with a chocolate brown dial, a sleek white dial or a slate grey dial. This time around it comes in a white gold case with a gorgeous olive-green sunburst dial with a subtle gradient transferring to black on the outer edge. The manually wound CHR 29-535 PS Q has traditional architecture and is capable of tracking normal time, elapsed time with a split-second chronograph, and a perpetual calendar with the date, day of the week, month, moon phase, day/night indication and leap year display. Worn on an olive green leather strap, it will set you back EUR 313,200.
Quick Facts – 40mm x 14.3mm – white gold case, polished – crown with integrated split-second pusher – pushers for start/stop and reset – sapphire crystal on both sides – olive green sunburst dial with gradient effect – applied indices – white gold Dauphine hands with luminescent coating – Calibre CHF 29-535 PS Q, manual winding – split-seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar – 496 components – 28,800vph – min. 55h to max. 65h power reserve – hours, minutes, small seconds split-seconds chronograph, day, date, month, moonphase, day/night, leap year – olive green leather strap with fold-over clasp – EUR 313,200
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5990/1A-001 Flyback Chronograph Travel Time
The third Nautilus part of the 8 watches released by Patek Philippe this week, is the new 5990/10-001 Flyback Chronograph Travel Time. The complex piece was presented in rose gold last year, but the 5990 legacy started with a stainless steel model to replace the 5980/1A in 2014. The steel 5990 is now updated with a new blue dial with a sunburst finish and a subtle black gradient towards the outer periphery. Using the automatic Calibre CH 28-520 C FUS, it combines three practical implications in one; a flyback chronograph, dual time-zone and a date indication linked to local time. Worn on the familiar integrated stainless steel bracelet, now with a comfort clasp, it will retail for EUR 68,100.
Quick Facts – 40.5mm x 12.53mm – stainless steel case, brushed and polished – screw-down crown with elongated chronograph pushers – sapphire crystal front and back – 120m water-resistant – sunburst blue with black gradient effect – white gold hands with luminescent coating – applied indices – Calibre CH 28-520 C FUS, automatic – flyback chronograph with double time zone indication – 370 components – 28,800vph – min. 45h to max. 55h power reserve – hours, minutes, small seconds, flyback chronograph, date, local time with day/night, home time with day/night – integrated stainless steel bracelet with comfort adjustment – EUR 68,100
Patek Philippe Nautilus Joallerie 7118-1300R Ladies Automatic
With half the novelties presented by Patek coming from the Nautilus collection, this last one is aimed at the ladies. The new Patek Philippe Nautilus Joallerie 7118-1300R Ladies Automatic comes in a full rose gold suit of 35.2mm in diameter and is topped with a brown-copper spessartite-set bezel in a gradient setting (darker at 12 and 6 o’cock, lighter at 3 and 9 o’clock). This precious stone is also used for the hour indices, with the hand showing a varnished centre in the same tone. The automatic Calibre 324 S C can be seen through the caseback and comes with a 21k gold central rotor. It bears the Patek Seal of quality, as all watches do of course, and is finished to the highest standards. It comes with a brushed and polished rose gold bracelet and a price tag of EUR 82,100.
Quick Facts – 35.2mm x 8.62mm – rose gold case, polished – gradient spessartite-set bezel – sapphire crystal front and back – 60m water resistant – rose-gilt dial with wave-like motif – applied spessartite hour indices – rose gold hands with brown varnished centre – Calibre 324 S C, automatic winding – 217 components – 28,800vph – 21k gold rotor – min. 35 to max. 45h power reserve – central hours, minutes and seconds, and date – integrated rose gold bracelet, brushed and polished – EUR 82,100
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 7968-300R Luce Rainbow Chronograph
The last of the quartet of new watches by Patek Philippe is the Aquanaut 7968-300R Luce Rainbow Chronograph. This 39.9mm wide rose gold Aquanaut based on the concept of the 5968A is fitted with a gem-set bezel, featuring a row of clear diamonds and a row of rainbow-coloured sapphires. The white mother-of-pearl dial is engraved with the Aquanaut pattern and set with rainbow-coloured sapphires for the hours, accompanied by applied gold numerals. The rose gold hour and minute hands have a strike of luminescent material. Inside we find the automatic Calibre CH 28-520, which indicates central hours and minutes, chronograph seconds and chronograph 60-minutes in the subdial at 6 o’clock. Worn on a composite strap in red, white or beige and secured with a diamond-set fold-over clasp, these colourful models are available for EUR 211,200.
Quick Facts – 39.9mm x 10.37mm – rose gold case, polished – rose gold chronograph pushers – bezel with two rows of clear diamond and rainbow sapphires – sapphire crystal on both sides – 30m water-resistant – white mother-of-pearl dial engraved with Aquanaut pattern – baguette-cut multi-coloured sapphires hour indices – gold applied numerals – rose gold hands with luminescent material – Calibre CH 28-520 – automatic flyback chronograph – 259 components – 28,800vph – min. 45h to max. 55h power reserve – 21k gold rotor – central hours, minutes, chronograph with central seconds and 60-minute counter – composite red, white or beige coloured straps with diamond-set fold-over clasp – EUR 211,200
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