BACK TO THE FUTURE
Patek Philippe goes way back for timeless, modern inspiration.
AAficionados and connoisseurs of haute horlogerie already know that Patek Philippe is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its casually elegant Nautilus collection this year. A look back to 1976 not only reveals how quickly and dramatically the world has changed since then, but also illustrates how well the Nautilus has stayed its course across four decades in terms of design, dependability and popularity. In conjunction with the 40th anniversary, the Swiss manufacturer has introduced two limited-edition models that demonstrate its ability to keep up with the times while preserving the key facets of a legend.
Subtly allude to the history of the brand’s first casually elegant model family, the 40mm platinum cased Ref 5711/1P pays tribute to the original Nautilus Ref 3700/1A “Jumbo”, while the 44mm Nautilus Ref 5976/1G flyback chronograph salutes the tastefully redesigned 30th anniversary collection introduced a decade ago. Both models feature a blue dial with diamond hour markers, the classic Nautilus embossed décor, as well as a discreet recessed anniversary logo.