Patek Philippe has brought the guessing game over what will replace its legendary Nautilus 5711/1A to an end with the unveiling of four new Nautilus references.
The direct descendant is the 5711/1A-014 with an olive-green dial, which retains all of the classic Gerald Genta-designed sportiness of the discontinued blue-dialed watch, although Patek aficionados will notice a subtle change to the way the 40mm case and bracelet are finished in contrasting satin and polished steel.
Its Calibre 26‑330 S C automatic movement is revealed through a sapphire crystal case back.
The Patek Philippe 5711/1A-014 is priced at $34,893.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1300A
Although Patek Philippe makes many 35mm Nautlius models, you are just as likely to see women wearing 40mm watches these days.
That may explain why there is also a gender-neutral olive green version of the 5711 (Ref. 5711/1300A) in stainless steel but with the dial framed with 32 baguette-cut diamonds adding up to around 3.6 carats.
This takes the price up to $94,624.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 7118/1450R
If that doesn’t feel like enough diamonds, the Nautilus 7118/1450R Haute Joaillerie might be the answer.
The 35.2 mm diameter rose gold watch dazzles with 2,553 brilliant-cut internally flawless Top Wesselton diamonds totalling 12.69 carats across the dial, bezel, case and bracelet.
The automatic, housing Patek Philippe’s Caliber 324 S, costs $366,667.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Reference 5990/1
The most complicated of the 2021 Nautilus line-up is the Travel Time Chronograph Reference 5990/1, which has a self-winding flyback chronograph, a dual time zone function and a date display.
Its 40.5mm rose gold case, housing a self-winding Caliber CH 28‑520 C FUS, is 50% taller than the 5711 at 12.53mm and complements Patek Philippe’s signature navy blue dial with gold hands and hour markers and white Superluminova.
It goes on sale for $106,452.