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brand lavishly uses that color on an 18K-yellow gold base. This has never been used on a Patek Philippe Nautilus. While the case fits just right for modern gents, the original Nautilus, which was 2mm smaller, was nicknamed “Jumbo” due to its size. Of course, the rise of the Boeing 747 “Jumbo Jet” in the ’70s might have played a part in this.
Now, given the use of platinum for the case and bracelet, and yellow gold for the dial base, this watch fetches a handsome price. Each specimen will come in an elegant box made of natural brown cork, an authentic replica of the one used to encase the 1976 model. That is, of course, if you can get one out of 700 pieces available worldwide.