In the luxury watch arena, there are a few models that can really gain iconic status. And Patek Philippe Nautilus Replica is undoubtedly one of them. Launched by Patek Philippe in 1976, the Nautilus designed by Gerald Genta has gone from the anomaly of the brand’s catalog to the most coveted model.
You know the Patek Philippe Nautilus collection includes several models, from simple time/date versions to highly complex versions. If you want to know the difference between the 5711 and 5740 and other references in between, just read up on our ultimate guide to modern Patek Philippe Nautilus replica watches.
Definitive Features of The Fake Patek Philippe Nautilus
Named after the fictional submarine that Nemo rode in Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, you can find that Nautilus is clearly inspired by sailing. The first reference is the Nautilus 3700, whose case and integrated bracelet are made entirely of stainless steel.
Genta designed the watch’s case, like a port on a ship, with “ears” on one side of the case, mimicking the hinges on a window. However, instead of going for a rounded style, Genta added an octagonal bezel to the nautilus (a gentle iteration of the octagonal bezel of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak design a few years ago). The case of the Patek Nautilus 3700 measured 42 mm-a size that was huge for that era, which earned it the nickname “Jumbo”. In addition, since Nautilus is positioned as a water-prepared luxury sports watch, it is waterproof to an impressive 120 meters.
Continuing the marine theme, Fake Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3700 blue / black dial in the form of a sailor-striped horizontal groove. Dialing is a simple matter, including only one hour and minute hands and a date window. Except for 12 o’clock, every hour is marked with a glowing baton with double batons printed on it.
Powering the Nautilus Ref. 3700 is the ultra-thin Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 920, re-labeled by Patek as Caliber 28-255 C. Finally, Nautilus is equipped with an integrated steel bracelet, an iconic design of the Genta watch.
Although Nautilus has evolved over the years, including different metals, dial executions, case sizes, and bracelet types, details such as port hole-shaped case, round octagonal bezel, integrated metal bracelet, and horizontal grooved dial are considered essentials.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 Replica
In 2006, Patek launched the Nautilus 5711 under the name Steel and Rose Gold to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the collection. As an all-stainless steel model with time and date windows, Nautilus 5711/1A is the closest contemporary version of the original reference. This is also the most popular Nautilus model and is generally considered the hottest luxury watch on the market today.
To obtain a Nautilus ref. 5711/1A, it can take years to find it at an authorized retailer or be willing to pay more than twice the retail price of the secondary market. For fans of pink precious metals, there is also a full rose gold version, Nautilus 5711/1R.
Nautilus 5711 has a 40 mm case (approximately 8.3 mm thick) and is water-resistant to 120 meters. In true Nautilus fashion, the reference 5711 is paired with an integrated bracelet that comes with a folding clasp. Steel 5711/1A comes with a blue or white dial, while rose gold 5711/1R includes a chocolate brown dial, all with horizontal relief.
The Nautilus 5711’s sapphire case can be viewed inside the Caliber 26-330 S C automatic mechanical movement, which provides the watch with a power reserve of 35 to 45 hours.
Top Patek Philippe Nautilus Moonphase 5712
In 2006, Patek also released the Nautilus 5712, which includes moonphase display, running seconds dial, date display, and power reserve indicator. Similar to 5711, the nautilus moonphase moves in a 40mm case. However, Patek made reference 5712 in three metal options (steel, rose gold, and platinum). In addition, while Nautilus 5712/1A has a steel integrated bracelet, rose gold 5712R and white gold 5712G have leather straps.
Inside the Nautilus Moonphase 5712 is the in-house Caliber 240 PS IRM C LU automatic movement and is visible through the back of the exhibition case, with a rated power of 38 to 48 hours. The more complicated 5712 is half the water-resistance of the simpler 5711 at 60 meters.
New Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726
In 2010, Patek expanded its flagship sports watch collection with the addition of Nautilus’s annual calendar reference 5726. The annual calendar complexity that Patek Philippe developed and introduced in 1996, correctly adjusts the time and calendar display by automatically considering whether a month is 30 or 31 days. The only time the annual calendar needs to be manually adjusted is March 1.
5726 is the first Nautilus watch with this practical Patek complication. The dial includes windows for the date, date, and month, as well as a moon phase display and 24-hour indication. Although the 40.5mm case is made entirely of stainless steel, there are some changes in dial color and bracelet material. At the heart of the Nautilus, the calendar is Caliber 324 S QA LU 24H, with a power reserve of 35 to 45 hours, and the watch is water-resistant to 120 meters.
High-end Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980
Nautilus 5980, released in 2006, is the first chronograph version to join the series, powered by Patek’s first internal automatic movement (Caliber CH 28-520 C), which debuted in the same year.
Although the 40.5mm case of Nautilus ref. 5980 has the pusher duo of most traditional chronographs, the dial is cleverly designed to include only one sub-dial, which is suitable for both minutes and hours recorders. Compressing the timing function into a register leaves enough room for the 3 o’clock date window. There are currently three versions of the Nautilus Chronograph ref. 5980, all rose gold and leather straps, and two-tone rose gold and stainless steel, all water-resistant to 120 meters and rated for 45-55 hours of operation.
Designer Knockoff Patek Philippe Nautilus 5990
Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph ref. 5900 was added to the series in 2014 as an evolution of reference 5980. In addition to the chronograph function, the ref. 5900 also has actual driving time complexity. Travel Time is Patek Philippe’s dual timepiece method. The hour hands are placed in the middle, and the latter is skeletonized for differentiation. In addition, there are “home” and “local” day/night windows at 3 and 9 o’clock, not to mention the local date sub-dial at 12 and the elapsed minute counter at 6.
The 5990/1A’s case is exclusively supplied in stainless steel with a diameter of 40.5mm. It has a pair of timing pushers on the right and a pair of pushers on the left to jump the hour hand in one-hour increments.
Cheap Replica Patek Philippe Nautilus 5740
In 2018, Patek Philippe introduced the first magnificent and complex model to the Nautilus series in the form of the Nautilus Perpetual Calendar ref. 5740/1G-001. Not only is the combination of Patek’s iconic complication with the sporty Nautilus silhouette a powerful pairing, but it is also worth pointing out that in the case of 40 mm, the ref. 5740 measures only 8.42 mm thick due to the ultra-thin Caliber 240 Q inside the case.
The case of the Nautilus Perpetual Calendar is water-resistant to 60 meters and made of white gold, as is the integrated bracelet. In stark contrast to the white precious metal, appearance is the sunburst blue dial, which is the location of the three sub-dials, indicating the day, date, month, leap year, Moonphases, and 24-hour indication.
Although there are Nautilus models for ladies and a special gem-set Nautilus references, the above are the six main references in the current male Nautilus series. Whether in simple time/date form or as a complex perpetual calendar, the unique design of Patek’s famous sports watch is instantly recognizable.
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