As the year draws to a close, the Geneva-based manufacturer presents a refined, original variation of its timepiece with a sporty chic personality. White gold takes over from steel.
After the 5711 left the catalog in February 2021, having been unveiled in 2006, which Nautilus model could replace one of the manufacturer’s most iconic timepieces? Patek Philippe brings the suspense to an end by presenting the new 5811/1G-001. This watch can be distinguished from its predecessor by its white gold case, which is 1mm larger, 41mm. Its lines pick up on those conceived by Gérald Genta for the original 1976 design, the reference 3700, as does its two-piece construction. Water-resistant down to a depth of 120 meters, this case houses the emblematic blue “sunburst” dial with black gradations decorated with Super-LumiNova® coated markers. This luminescent material lights up the duo of hour and minute hands in the darkness. Moreover, we find the date window positioned at 3 o’clock.
All time data is orchestrated by the 26-330 S C caliber featuring 35 to 45 hours of power reserve. The stop seconds system of this self-winding movement, an evolution of the 324 SC, guarantees precise time setting. Thanks to the inclusion of a sapphire crystal caseback, a few of the components can be viewed, including the gold oscillating weight. The Nautilus 5811/1G-001 comes with a wristband made of polished, satin-finished links, machined from the same precious metal and completed with a folding clasp. In order to maximize the feeling of comfort when worn, it can be easily adjusted from 2 to 4mm in length. Luxury is also a question of precision.