For­ward in Time

While hold­ing fast to time-hon­ored tra­di­tion, Patek Philippe moves for­ward with tech­ni­cal break­throughs driven by its spirit of in­no­va­tion

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The grand­esT nauTilus

Ever since it was launched back in 1976, the Nautilus col­lec­tion has be­come the epit­ome of el­e­gant sport watches with its rounded oc­tag­o­nal bezel, the port­hole con­struc­tion of the case and its sig­na­ture hor­i­zon­tally-em­bossed dial. The Ref­er­ence 5740/1G is the first grand com­pli­ca­tion in this fam­ily and fea­tures Patek Philippe’s thinnest per­pet­ual cal­en­dar. The watch’s move­ment, the self­wind­ing Cal­iber 240Q is only 8.42mm thick— which is even more im­pres­sive when you con­sider that it in­cludes one of the most in­tri­cate com­pli­ca­tions in the world of haute

hor­logerie. Yet, it is also one that re­mains use­ful and, thereby, rel­e­vant.

Of course, the aes­thetic charms of the Ref­er­ence 5740/1G are no less im­pres­sive. The dial fea­tures a sun­burst blue mo­tif that was also seen on the col­lec­tion’s 40th an­niver­sary mod­els re­leased back in 2016. The choice of color adds an ex­tra nau­ti­cal touch. It is, af­ter all, a Nautilus. Most im­por­tantly, how­ever, all three sub-di­als are sub­tly in­te­grated into the dial with­out sacri­fic­ing leg­i­bil­ity.

As the prover­bial cherry on top of this grand Nautilus, Patek Philippe has also in­tro­duced an in­ge­nious sys­tem of de­flec­tion mech­a­nisms that al­low the cor­rec­tors of the per­pet­ual cal­en­dar to be po­si­tioned in a way that op­ti­mally matches the de­sign of the case. Some of that in­ge­nu­ity also ex­tends to the bracelet and its new Nautilus fold-over clasp that make open­ing and clos­ing a breeze.

Patek Phillipe nautilus Per­pet­ual cal­en­dar ref. 5740/1g

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