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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712
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The first ever complicated Nautilus was introduced only in 2005. This ref. 3712 was in production for just one short year. In 2006, it was replaced by the ref. 5712 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus.The 5712, like its predecessor the 3712, adds a decentral second, a moonphase (and date function), and a power reserve indicator to the classic 40 mm ‘Jumbo’ Nautilus case. The three indicators are placed around the dial in a surprisingly manner, which gives the watch a quirky yet surprisingly harmonious appearance.This 5712 comes in the iconic Gerald Genta-designed octagonal ‘Jumbo’ Nautilus case (measuring 40 mm) in stainless steel and features the well-known integrated Nautilus bracelet. The watch sports blue degradé dial with a horizontally embossed pattern. A see through sapphire caseback reveals an unobstructed view of the Patek’s beautifully-finished caliber 240 PS IRM C LU automatic movement with an exquisite 21k yellow gold microrotor.The watch was produced in 2009 and even though it features some signs of use—with some scratches on the bezel and bracelet—it has never been polished before. The watch is accompanied by the original box and papers from Patek’s flagship boutique, the Patek Philippe Salon at Geneva’s Rue Rue du Rhône, indicating that it was originally purchased by a important Patek Philippe client.
Patek Philippe NautilusPatek Philippe’s ultra exclusive timepieces have usually been reserved for the lucky few. Its mechanical masterpieces were traditionally made from precious metals and worn by an elegant lady or gentleman. After the roaring success of Audemars Piguet’s Gerald Genta-designed Royal Oak, Patek decided that it also needed its own luxury steel sports watch.As the story goes, Gerald Genta drew the initial design of the Nautilus while observing a group of Patek executives having dinner during the Baselworld watch fair. When the Nautilus was introduced in 1976 it was advertised as a watch that worked equally well with a wet suit as with a dinner suit. Not quite incidentally, it was also the most expensive steel sports watch available in the market.Ever since the very first Nautilus, the Patek and Nautilus names have become inseparable. Over the years, many variations, with different materials, dial colors and layouts, and complications, have been added to the Nautilus lineup. However, Genta’s original design elements have remained in all these executions: a rounded octagonal bezel inspired by the portholes of a ship with ‘ears’ on the sides of the case that look like the hinges of a porthole.
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