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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726
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The stainless steel Nautilus has been the watch to have for years now. The ref. 5726 takes the design classic to another level by incorporating a unique complication developed by Patek Philippe: the annual calendar.The annual calendar complication was introduced by Patek in 1996, in the form of a classic dress watch. Sporting a day, date, and month function, the annual calendar can distinguish between months that are 30 and 31 days in length. As a result, you only have to manually adjust the watch once a year, at the end of February. Quite convenient!The ref. 5726 from 2016 takes this classically minded complication and fuses it with the iconic Nautilus. The iconic octagonal case, designed in the 1970s by Gerald Genta, is executed in stainless steel and measures 40.5 mm. The case features a sapphire see-through case back giving full view to the expertly finished automatic movement with a 21k yellow gold rotor. Of course, the watch comes with the well-known integrated Nautilus bracelet, also in stainless steel.The watch features a horizontally embossed grey degradé dial with two rectangular apertures at the 12 o’clock position to display the day and month, while a window at the 6 o’clock position indicates the date. The dial is also endowed with a lovely moon phase display surrounded by a 24-hour indication.The watch is in excellent condition and comes as a full set with the original Patek Philippe box and papers.
Patek Philippe NautilusPatek Philippe’s ultra exclusive timepieces have always been intended 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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