Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1A

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Patek Philippe can keep discontinuing as many watches as they want. We’ll make sure you’ll still be able to get your hands on your favorites though.The steel Nautilus Chronograph was introduced in 2006 but discontinued in 2014 again. To no one’s surprise this meant two things: a surge in prices as well as interest from collectors. And that’s not without reason. The ref. 5980/1a managed to incorporate a chronograph complication in the iconic Nautilus case without adding unnecessary clutter or sacrificing its quintessential cool factor.Unlike most chronographs, which rely on the classic triple sub-dial lay-out, Patek opted for a minimalist approach for the ref. 5980 with the use of a single chronograph sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position. This sub-dial consists of two concentric circles that display the elapsed minutes as well as the elapsed hours. As a result the watch maintains a clean, understated, and symmetrical look that doesn’t distract from the timeless Nautilus design.The 5980’s iconic octagonal case is executed in stainless steel and features Patek’s well-known  horizontally-embossed blue dial. The case measures 40.5 mm and a height of 12.2 mm. The octagonal bezel features a brushed finish and high-polished edges. The watch comes with the well-known integrated Nautilus bracelet, also executed in stainless steel. The see-through sapphire crystal caseback displays the exquisitely finished Patek Philippe caliber CH 28‑520 C automatic movement.The watch was purchased in 2007, is in excellent condition, and comes as a full set with the original box and papers.

Introduction

Patek PhilippePatek 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.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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