As perhaps the most blazing watch these days, it appears to be normal for Patek Philippe to ride on the wave of success by presenting new references of the notable Nautilus. A year ago, we saw the presentation of the Perpetual Calendar 5740G model , the most complex piece in the assortment. This year, its younger sibling, the Annual Calendar 5726 is under the loupe, with the steel-on-steel model getting another gradient blue dial (and the dim dial being discontinued).
While most authorities (or even the not-that-in-your-face watch aficionados) have the 3-hand 5711 and the purposely unequal 5712 as a main priority when thinking about the Nautilus, there’s likewise another reference that is accessible in treated steel – unquestionably the less “collectable” of the three, the Annual Calendar reference 5726/1A. The time had come to give this model a little update and to focus on it.
Until now, the Patek Philippe Nautilus Annual Calendar 5726/1A was just accessible with a dim dial – whether on a steel arm band or leather tie. While the last actually shows up on Patek’s site, the one on a steel wristband is by all accounts stopped. Notwithstanding, there’s a replacement, the new reference 5726-1A-014 and its popular gradient blue dial.
The fundamental update respects the presentation of a blue gradient dial. The shading goes from brilliant blue to a lot hazier blue on the fringe of the dial. This impact is en vogue these days and Patek has been utilizing it consistently on its watches. The outcome is nevertheless attractive and gives this model a fresher look.
The rest of the watch is indistinguishable from past references. The steel case, silk completed and cleaned, holds its 40.5mm breadth and its incorporated wristband with foldover catch. The dial has a reasonable format, with focal H-M-S, day and month at 12 o’clock and a sub-dial at 6 o’clock with moon stages, a date in a window and a 24-hour sign on the outskirts. The calendar utilized here is “annual”, implying that just a single revision is required per year.
Powering this Patek Philippe Nautilus Annual Calendar 5726/1A Gradient Blue is the notable programmed type 324 with a calendar module. It is noticeable through the caseback with its 21k gold rotor and refined enrichment – all affirmed by the Patek Philippe Seal.
The Patek Philippe Nautilus Annual Calendar Gradient Blue 5726-1A-014 replaces the dim dial in the assortment and will be evaluated at EUR 41,320. More at Patek.com .