Patek Philippe is one of the most prestigious watch companies from Switzerland. They have clients across the globe, including many royals and celebrities. Patek Philippe also have one of the best-known slogans, “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”.
Original 1976 Patek Philippe Nautilus 3700/1
After the growing success of the Royal Oak, Patek Philippe decided to develop a luxury sports watch with a strong design. The Nautilus collection was introduced in 1976, and was inspired by the universal shape of a porthole found on virtually all maritime vessels. At this time, luxury sports watches were usually as thin as possible and made of gold. The Nautilus collection debuted just as steel luxury watches became popular. The first model of the collection (3700/1), was awarded for its water-resistant case (up to 120 meters).
Patek Philippe is a brand that is popular with many celebrities, but the Nautilus seems to be an absolute must-have. We have already seen the links of Giorgio Chiellini and Jason Statham‘s wearing one. Statham made a statement with his Nautilus 5980 Chronograph.
The Patek Philippe 5980 Nautilus Chronograph made its debut in 2006. Nautilus celebrated its 30th anniversary that year and the entire Nautilus selection was reintroduced. Since the original 3700/1 in steel, the Nautilus has established itself as a classic, elegant sports watch and the original reference is one of the most sought-after timepieces at auction. The new Nautilus collection showcases the flattering redesign of Patek Philippe’s casually elegant classic.
Ed Sheeran seems to enjoy wearing many luxury watches, which his choices being quite design-orientated. He certainly chooses watches that make a statement, and has been seen wearing a quite complicated edition of Patek’s sports watch, the Nautilus Annual Calendar 5726A. This edition has a steel case and a leather strap.
5711/1A-010 - Nautilus in Stainless Steel
The success of the Nautilus has led to widespread acceptance of luxury sports watches. The collection has continued to evolve over the years, and the Nautilus family expanded with model variations for men and women. A special model in particular is the 5726 that was presented at Baselworld 2010. This was the Patek Philippe watch in stainless steel with an annual calendar complication. However the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 still remains one of the most prestigious and desirable sport watches on the market.
2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Nautilus introduction, so we are excited to see what new Patek Philippe timepiece will be added to such an iconic collection
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