It would be remiss of me not to note that the colour green did make some appearances during Watches & Wonders Geneva 2021. It would also be remiss of me not to mention that Patek Philippe released four new Nautilus models, of which the a new stainless steel Ref. 5711/1A, whose production will cease at the end of 2021, shows that even Patek Philippe can’t help but be a part of this colour trend.
Meet the Nautilus 5711/1A-014 olive green and the Nautilus 5711/1300A, which has the same green dial but with a baguette diamond bezel.
Not unexpectedly, it stays with what worked for it – the same 40mm (8.3mm thick) case and bracelet with a screw-down crown, finished in the same way, with 120m water resistance.
The thing that has changed is the sunburst green dial, which is horizontally embossed, and has applied white gold markers and hands which are both lumed.
Through the open case back can be seen the automatic Calibre 26-330 S C, which has been used for the 5711 since 2009. It has a 21k gold rotor, beats at 28,800 VPH, and a power reserve of a minimum of 35 hours. It also features a sweep seconds and stop seconds feature.
The RRP for the Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711/1A-014 green dial is EUR 30,400
The Nautilus Ref. 5711/1300A with baguette bezel has the same specifications and the same dial, but the addition of thirty-two internally flawless Top Wesselton baguette-cut diamonds (~3.6 cts). Inside is also the same automatic Calibre 26-330 S C.
Its RRP is EUR 90,000.
As mentioned, there are also two new non-green models. The Ref. 5990/1 Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph is a new rose gold variant with a blue sunburst dial, and there is a Nautilus Haute Joaillerie model with a full diamond pavé setting with 2,553 brilliant-cut diamonds (total ~12.69 cts).
Launched in 2014 in stainless steel, the new Flyback Chronograph Travel Time is in rose gold, with a blue dial. It is 40.5mm x 12.53mm rose gold, with the case, bezel, and bracelet a mix of polished and satin finishing.
The sunburst blue has an embossed horizontal pattern, and lumed rose gold hour and minute hands and applied markers. For the dual time function, the skeletonised hand displays home time while the solid hand indicates local time. There are day/ night indications in apertures for local and home time. The date coupled with the local time is displayed at 12 o’clock, and there is a 60 minute counter at 6 o’clock for the flyback chronograph function.
Inside is the automatic Calibre CH 28-520 C FUS, which is a column wheel flyback chronograph. It has a 21k gold rotor, beats at 28,800VPH and has a minimum power reserve of 45 hours.
The wearer can add a second time zone to the watch by adjusting the local time hand forwards or backwards in one-hour increments using the two “+” and “-” pushers located on the side of the case at 9 o’clock. Meanwhile, the open-worked hand continues to indicate home time. This mechanism is complemented by two day/ night indications appearing in small apertures beneath ‘LOCAL’ and ‘HOME’. When at home or no longer in need of knowing the time in another time zone, they can superimpose the two hours hands can be superimposed to show a single hand.
The RRP for the Patek Philippe Ref. 5990/1R-001 Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph is EUR 92,600 / CHF 90,000.
Finally, the new Nautilus Haute Joaillerie Ref. 7118/1450G-001.
This new rose gold version measures 35.2mm (thickness of 8.65mm), and is entirely paved with diamonds snow-set on the case, bezel and bracelet, including of course, the folding clasp. On the dial, the rows of stones are set in a raised wave pattern, and the lumed hands and markers make a valiant attempt to be seen.
Through the case back is the automatic Calibre 32 S, with a 21k rotor. It beats at 28,800 VPH and has a minimum power reserve of 45 hours.
For those who want the details – 286 diamonds of ~0.92 ct. (dial), 518 diamonds of ~2.52 cts. (case), 20 diamonds of ~0.03 ct. (crown), and 1729 diamonds totalling ~9.22 cts. (bracelet). For a grand total of 2,553 brilliant-cut Top Wesselton diamonds (~12.69 cts).
[Photo credit: Patek Philippe]