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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712
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The 3712 was introduced in 2005 and this was the first complicated Nautilus. It was only produced for 12 months when in 2006 it got replaced by the reference 5712. According to many collectors, the 5712, is the better and updated version of the 3712.So, what are exactly the differences? Well, both watches look very similar and show the date, moonphase and power reserve. The 5712 uses the new 'Jumbo' case, which was also used for the 5711. This case is thicker, more rounded, larger and is constructed of three parts. Furthermore, the dial has been adjusted too: the horizontal embossed bars are less wide, the hour markers are different and the 7-hour marker is not even present because of a larger moon phase and date counter. Furthermore, the power reserve indicator has four red dots instead of three and the date numbers on the lower half of the date counter are reversed for better reading. Concluded, we can argue that the 5712 is the cleaner, better version. Especially the example we have on offer, which dates back to 2012 and comes as a full set.Since its introduction, the design has remained the same. The case measures 40 mm in diameter and is approximately 8.5 mm thick. It has the octagonal-shaped bezel with a brushed finish and high-polished edges and the well-known integrated Nautilus bracelet. The sapphire crystal caseback displays the beautifully-finished Patek Philippe caliber 240 PS IRM C LU. The asymmetrical dial gives the watch personality and is in a strange way simply beautiful. No wonder that this watch is beloved among collectors worldwide. It comes as a full set, including tags, original invoice and and quality control cardboard box.
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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