The Patek Philippe Nautilus Was Discontinued. Now It’s Coming Again
The star of the present is the 5711/1A-014, similar in practically each option to the watch that got here earlier than it, however for one key distinction: The Nautilus is switching out its conventional blue dial for one in olive inexperienced. In case you’re new to the world of watch amassing, that may not sound like a lot. However in an business that obsesses over millimeters, this variation is sufficient to set the world on fireplace. That is the primary time the shade has proven up on any Nautilus. The waitlist for the merchandise—would-be consumers waited as much as a decade to purchase the discontinued 5711—begins now.
Whereas the 5711/1A is within the class of if , , the opposite new Nautilus fashions aren’t shy about displaying off. First up is the green-dial Nautilus with 32 baguette diamonds. If that’s not sufficient for you, there’s additionally a rose-gold model of the watch, loaded up with 2,553 diamonds throughout the dial, case, and bracelet. A lot is made from watch manufacturers listening to their prospects and tailoring watches to these of us’ style. Properly, this seems like a case of Patek trying round at how celebrities already deal with their Nautiluses—Lil Child, Nicki Minaj, and Drake all personal aftermarket bust-downs—and one-upping them.
And if inexperienced isn’t your factor, the final of the brand new Nautilus items sticks with the mannequin’s signature navy blue, wedging it right into a rose-gold case with a journey time characteristic. The piece is prepared for a post-vaccination world: Home windows marked “Dwelling” and “Native” assist the wearer hold monitor of the time in two time zones.
After discontinuing the 5711, Patek president Thierry Stern informed The New York Occasions, “We can’t put a single watch on high of our pyramid.” Nonetheless, it wasn’t arduous to foretell a brand new vary of the mannequin was coming again. In the identical interview, Stern divulged that the 5711 specifically “may have a victory lap. We may have a shock ultimate sequence of the Ref. 5711. And it’s not what was left within the pipeline.” And Stern is aware of that, like all of the 5711s that got here earlier than it, this watch may even be a heartbreaker. “What number of there might be, I can’t give this info,” he stated. “It received’t be sufficient for everybody who’s ready for one.”
Regardless of the brand new inexperienced mannequin, Patek continues to be making good on its announcement that manufacturing of the 5711/1A will conclude in 2021. The green-dial Nautilus might be made throughout this yr solely, which ought to make the piece extraordinarily restricted. Consider this watch as a ultimate send-off for the beloved mannequin—and count on an excellent larger Patek frenzy than common.