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The Peak (Malaysia) - - The Brief -

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.

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