A few months ago the people at Patek Philippe announced to the surprise of many in the horology community that the brand’s most iconic watch, the stainless-steel Nautilus 5711 would be discontinued. But, this news was followed by the announcement that a “final edition” of this watch would be released with the same stainless-steel case, bracelet and movement, but instead of a blue dial this farewell timepiece would have an olive green dial. So, as we witness Patek chase those "blues" away, let's embrace their new “Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-014 Green”.The 40mm wide and 8.3mm thick case is made of stainless-steel in its iconic porthole-style design with a brushed and polished surface. Just as it was originally designed by Gerald Genta, one of the most celebrated watch designers ever to practice the craft.On the flip-side we have an exhibition case back, which allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement. From this vantage point among various gears and jewels, we can also enjoy the sight of a 21k gold rotor, stamped by the Patek Philippe Seal.Its lateral ear shaped elements accommodate a screw-down crown, also adorned by an engraving of the Patek Philippe Seal.All topped by a sapphire crystal that assists with water-resistance reaching up to 120 meters (393 feet). Time is exhibited on all new olive green dial with the traditional “garage door” motif of rectangular bars running across the dial in a leveled up & down configuration, followed by gold applied hour index markers.This layout is one of the Nautilus trademarks, but until now it had never been seen in green. Other than the color scheme there are no surprises. Patek has kept this classic grounded in its original aesthetics.The gold central hour/minutes hands and hour index markers have all been fitted with a luminescent filling, for an enhanced legibility. There is also a white date aperture at the 3 o’clock position.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Green
The “Patek Philippe Nautilus Green” (Ref#: 5711/1A-014) is powered by the in-house self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 26-330 S C with 30 jewels, 212 components and 28,800 vph. It comes equipped with a hacking-seconds, so the second-hand can be stopped when you pull the winding crown. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 45 hours, when fully wound.Mounted to the watch is an integrated stainless-steel bracelet with a mixture of brushed and polished finish, secured to the wrist by the steel Nautilus fold-over clasp. For more up to date information visit the official Patek Philippe website here.
MSRP: $34,890.00 USD