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Bernard Arnault, Owner of LVMH, With a Unique Tiffany-Blue Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual 5740

The one Nautilus to rule them all...

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Unique Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar 5740 Tiffany Blue Dial Spotted Bernard Arnault LVMH

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past two months, the whole buzz surrounding the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 Tiffany-Blue dial made for the 170th anniversary of the NYC-based jeweller and watch retailer should be something quite familiar to you – and maybe, you’re also rather bored with this story by now. But, today, it’s basically the mother of all Tiffany-Blue Nautilus watches that has been spotted out in the wild (understand Instagram). Yes, just like that, casually playing chess, Bernard Arnault, owner of LVMH and now owner of Tiffany, has been spotted wearing something very, very unusual: a unique Tiffany-Blue Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual 5740. Now the $6.5 million 5711 sold by Phillips seems almost like a standard watch… 

Unique Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar 5740 Tiffany Blue Dial Spotted Bernard Arnault LVMH
Photo from Instagram @frederic.arnault

Spotted on the Instagram account of Frédéric Arnault, son of Bernard Arnault and CEO of TAG Heuer (also owned by LVMH), father and son were casually spending an afternoon playing chess, while on the wrist of the usually very discreet and low-key Bernard Arnault was something rather intriguing… a Tiffany-blue dial could easily be seen, and so was the emblematic shape of the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Well, what a surprise, the owner of LVMH, itself the company that owns Tiffany, secured one of the 170 pieces for himself… Fair enough.

Unique Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar 5740 Tiffany Blue Dial Spotted Bernard Arnault LVMH
Photo from Instagram @frederic.arnault

Well, looking at the second image on the post by Frédéric, the story changed quite drastically. Sure, the watch in question is a Patek Philippe Nautilus. Sure, it is equipped with a Tiffany-Blue dial. But it’s not a 5711. Instead, what you’re looking at is a unique Tiffany-Blue Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar 5740 – a watch that is usually equipped with this mid-blue dial and encased in white gold. No idea if Arnault’s unique Tiffany-Blue Nautilus 5740 is made of white gold or stainless steel, but clearly we’re now looking at what Patek enthusiasts could name the ultimate collector’s Nautilus. Oh well, it must be pleasant sometimes to be one of the richest men on Earth, to own some rather cool luxury brands and to be on good terms with the Sterns.

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15 responses

  1. This just looks awful.
    Where the Tiffany blue 5711’s black highlights contrasted well with the dial colour and the simple time and date configuration, this is an almighty clashing mess.
    All the money in the world can’t account for taste…

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  2. One should distinguish between a gentleman choosing without fear or favour and a salesman marketing his products.

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  3. Oh puhleeze. Enough of this nonsense. Putting to one side the societal dysfunction that allows a small handful of people to command more wealth than billions of their fellow humans, no matter who is wearing it or what it’s supposedly ‘worth,’ it’s truly an ungainly, ugly watch. I wouldn’t wear it if you handed it to me for free.

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  4. How about the watch on Frederic’s wrist? Could someone come identify it?

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  5. The uber-rich have a strange way of flexing. Some build phallic-shaped rocket ships while others have a one-off watch made. That being said, the close-up of the watch isn’t a selling point for the quality of PP. That thing looks rough.

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  6. ahhh I think it is a fake watch bought for 50$ in Istambul!

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  7. There’s a significant distinction between a gentleman choosing without fear or favour and a salesman marketing his products.

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  8. Not that it’s expect more from the guy that sells logos for a living… business acumen indeed does not mean taste.

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