The Patek Philippe Nautilus is considered by many to be the most elegant watch in the world. Mix of sportsmanship and classicism, these pieces are much more than a traditional watch, it is a jewel that hides one of the most precise mechanisms in the world, and that of course, includes all the details that accompany Patek Philippe watches.
The Patek Philippe Nautilus has numerous variations, but all the models follow the same lines, with a very characteristic round case, a diamond bezel on its most exclusive models, and a clean design that makes it easy to see the hands.
The history of the Patek Philippe Nautilus
The first Patek Philippe Nautilus appears in 1976, since then, it has not stopped evolving, although maintaining a very recognizable essence. The first Nautilus, therefore, was launched in 1976, from very early on it was known as the Jumbo and its production did not cease until 1990. Patek Philippe no longer manufactures this model first, which is why it is such a sought-after piece among collectors, and it is that you can only find this watch in specialized stores.
The first medium model arrives in the year 1981, manufactured until the year 2006. In the same year, 1981, we received the first Nautilus for women, which opened the door to many other women's watches in the Nautilus collection, in fact, Patek Philippe Nautilus is one of the most coveted women's watch lines in the world.
1998 marks a before and after in this collection, as Patek Philippe begins to manufacture the new Jumbo, inspired by the original. Six years later, in 2004, the brand reinvents the Jumbo in white gold, a true work of art for the most demanding wrists.
In 2006 Nautilus reinvents itself and launches a completely new collection, both for men and women, becoming a reference watch among the great watch collections of the 21st century.
2019 has also been a very special year for the Patek Philippe Nautilus, during this year new models have been launched in rose gold and steel, incorporating other materials, among which up to 56 diamonds stand out on the bezel in all the new models.
The perfect union of sporty and classic style
Interestingly, the Nautilus has always been considered a sports watch, and yet it follows the patterns of more traditional watches, which is precisely why this watch has been considered a reference watch from the very beginning.
Nobody doubts that the Nautilus by Patek Philippe is a watch that can accompany us in the most special events, and yet, it adapts equally well to any type of activity, or as a daily watch. It is the perfect union of sporty style and the traditional lines of haute horlogerie.
Patek Philippe Nautilus
One of the legendary features of the Patek Philippe Nautilus is its waiting list. It is enough to remember that, in Patek Philippe's own boutiques, the list can be several years old, and that is that the official stores only receive from one to four pieces annually for each model, that is why its market price is multiplied by up to three in custom shops.
If you want to avoid waiting and get your Patek Philippe Nautilus at a much lower price than in other stores specializing in high-end watches, come to ODM Watches Manufacturers and custom your model.
The Nautilus in response to Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak
The Royal Oak and the Nautilus are two watches linked forever. Both models are at the pinnacle of world haute horlogerie, and it can be said that one was the successor of the other. At the end of the 1960s, Audemars Piguet went to work on one of the most iconic watches of the 20th century, giving rise to the Royal Oak, a watch that was an event in itself since its birth. Patek Philippe turned to the same designer who had developed Piguet's Royal Oak, Gerald Genta, who, based on his earlier design, also created a steel watch, with an integrated bracelet and much higher than average levels of water resistance, but was able to to improve the characteristics of the Royal Oak.
Since their launch, both watches have continued to improve their performance, incorporating precious metals beyond steel and offering all kinds of improvements to their current models.
The caliber 240 PS IRM C LU
A watch like the Nautilus needs a mechanism to match, and the 240 PS IRM C LU caliber more than meets the requirements. Its main contribution was to integrate a small offset rotor capable of loading its automatism, in this way complications can be added without increasing its thickness.
This mechanism makes it possible to include a small seconds, power reserve, calendar and moon phase indication on special models, in a 31mm case. in diameter and 3.98 mm. Tall.
Changes from the 2006 Nautilus
The year 2006 was crucial for the Patek Philippe Nautilus, on this date the collection changes completely, incorporating the following variations:
- The box is articulated in three parts instead of two.
- A sapphire crystal is added for all models.
- The crown increases in size.
- The needles lengthen and widen.
- The proportions of the bracelet also vary, albeit very subtly.
- The box also increases in size.
- Since 2006 the usual collection has been replaced by watches that include the previous variations.
Patek Philippe Nautilus
The wait to get a Nautilus in a boutique or official Patek Philippe store can be several years, however, in online store you can immediately have several of the models that this watch has, one of the pinnacles of Swiss watchmaking .
All the watches that arrive in our catalog are reviewed and also have all the certificates of authenticity provided by the brand, to authenticate their origin.