Last week, we distributed an article that we accepted was a “necessary evil”. We recorded the 5 generally sought-after Rolex watches right now underway and took a gander at their “real” market esteem, the purposes for the pattern and the superior you really need to pay on the off chance that you need to get your hands on these watches today. This article has been an intriguing issue of conversation, with numerous comments – the greater part of them extremely fascinating. Consequently, we’ve chose to likewise take a gander at another brand, which is currently under a similar theoretical air pocket: Patek Philippe. So here are the most blazing Patek Philippe watches now in the assortment and think about what, every one of them are Nautilus and Aquanaut models. Here’s what you’ll need to pay in the event that you need to avoid the (occasionally even 10-year) holding up list.
The popularity of the Nautilus, particularly the time-and-date steel/blue dial adaptation, a.k.a. the reference 5711/1A-010, is a point that Frank previously canvassed in an exceptionally close to home article . As he continued looking for finding a model, Frank really closes his story by clarifying why he didn’t get one, and rather went for a utilized 911. The most noticeably terrible part is that, since we distributed that article, the circumstance has gone totally frantic – really, profoundly, madly distraught. Similarly that the Rolex Daytona has today become an exchanging commodity, the 5711 and anything steel Nautilus/Aquanaut have become watches wanted by everybody – more often than not, not for the correct reasons. More often than not, these individuals don’t even understand what a Nautilus is, the place where it comes from and why they ought to, apparently, get one… or not.
So here we are, with a rundown of seven Patek Philippe Nautilus and Aquanaut watches – we could even add a few other references right now underway and different vintage or ceased variants to the rundown (think 3700A, 3711G, 3712A, 5980A and more).
Note that these Patek Phillipe models are right now practically difficult to get at the recorded RRP, from an official retailer, without being on stand-by. What’s more, the holding up rundown, as indicated by certain sources, could undoubtedly approach an eye-watering 10 years! Paying a premium at a non-official watch merchant is the best way to go on the off chance that you need one right away. Sadly.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711
The Patek Nautilus 5711 is today’s likeness Marylin Monroe in the 1950s… An object of want for most men. Its allure rate is high to the point that we presently don’t check the length of the holding up list – it is supposed to be somewhere close to eight years and 12 years, at official shops and approved retailers. The Nautilus 5711 is equitably an incredible watch, which looks great, is pleasantly fabricated, wears extraordinary and has an ideal harmony among lively and dressy. It is an incredible watch, however not the best watch of the parcel. There are many options at similar cost and many incredible watches for lower spending plans, which are accessible right now.
Still, this isn’t the inquiry any longer. The ref. 5711 is the meaning of garbage. It is an endless loop: the more individuals talk about it, the less it becomes accessible. The less accessible it is, the more individuals need it. The more individuals need it NOW, the more the costs increment. The more the costs increment, the more individuals become mindful of the presence of this watch… And so on.
Today, the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 is recorded around EUR 27,500. Also, despite the fact that some are created, the brand doesn’t need to flood the market with an excessive number of pieces. So until further notice, discovering one at retail cost is inconceivable, or essentially requires a ton of patience.
Reality: A year prior, the normal cost for a Nautilus 5711 on the second-hand (dim) market was around EUR 45,000. Today, the normal cost for a white dial model is around EUR 55,000, and the normal cost for a blue dial variant is around EUR 65,000. Note that a mint/unworn model, with box and papers, can without much of a stretch get EUR 70,000. Furthermore, that makes a pleasant 155% premium over the retail price… Also, note that no less than 259 steel 5711s are recorded now on Chrono24. Who said scarcity?
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712
Besides the ref. 5711, the other genuinely notable and alluring model in the Nautilus line up is the ref. 5712. In light of a similar case and wristband, yet with an alternate development – with complications and 240-based miniature rotor type – this watch has consistently been somewhat in the shadows compared to the time-and-date model. In any case, presently that the ref. 5711 is under the bright lights, the remainder of the Nautilus assortment follows a similar pattern, particularly steel models on steel wristbands. Furthermore, the ref. 5712, with its lopsided however loaded with fascinate dial, is today as hard to gain as it is costly on the second-hand market.
The RRP of the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A-001 is presently around EUR 37,000 and the holding up rundown is likewise around six to eight years.
Reality: Getting a ref. 5712 in steel on steel wristband, at retail cost, is an Utopia… This implies that costs are today around EUR 75,000, with a mint/unworn model, with box and papers, being near EUR 80,000, which means a 115% premium over retail. Note that more than 200 models are currently recorded on Chrono24 – just blue dial, steel case/wristband models.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5740
The Nautilus Perpetual Calendar ref. 5740 was introduced as of late at Baselworld 2018. Furthermore, despite the fact that it’s now the most costly and most complicated watch in the customary assortment (aside from the frosted forms), the allure of the model took off right away. This ref. 5740 is made of white gold and highlights a complex, delicate QP development, which is a long way from the first job of this watch. Nothing to terrify authorities evidently, as this watch is, similar to the remainder of the Nautilus assortment, basically unattainable.
The RRP of the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5740/1G-001 is around EUR 112,000. No words on the holding up rundown, however don’t anticipate that it should be accessible effectively at official boutiques.
Reality: Just like its steel sisters, the Nautilus Perpetual Calendar experiences hypothesis. The normal cost is somewhere near EUR 195,000 to EUR 200,000 – despite the fact that we will in general be rather wary on the truth of these exchanges. It could well be that these watches are recorded without finding another proprietor. All things considered, the premium is roughly 75%.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726A (new model)
Two or three years prior, the Nautilus Annual Calendar, the most open model, was strangely viewed as the “ugly duckling” of the assortment. Indeed, the circumstance has changed, particularly since Baselworld 2019 and the presentation of the ref. 5726, with a slope blue dial, steel case and steel arm band. This model is equitably a decent compromise, with a totally adjusted dial, a steel case/arm band, and a popular tone. In this occasion, it has become perhaps the most smoking variant on the current market.
The RRP of the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726/1A-014 is around EUR 41,000. No words on the holding up rundown, however don’t anticipate that it should be accessible effectively at official boutiques.
Reality: This particular ref. 5726/1A-014 has quite recently been dispatched and request is high. The normal cost on the recycled market in roughly EUR 105,000, which means a 155% premium over the retail cost. Note that the more established variants on steel wristbands, with dark or white dials, are additionally experiencing the theoretical air pocket with normal costs of EUR 90,000. The steel model on leather tie, the most straightforward to discover available, is at present getting around EUR 50,000.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167
The purpose behind the current interest for the Aquanaut is generally easy to comprehend and unfortunately, has nothing to do with the actual watch. Since the Nautilus is commanding such undeniable degrees of interest, examiners figured it would be a smart thought to take a gander at its oceanic sister, the Aquanaut. All things considered, it is a lively Patek in steel with a case that by one way or another looks like the Nautilus. A couple of years prior, the exemplary time-and-date Aquanaut, ref. 5167A-001 (on elastic) or ref. 5167/1A-001 (on steel wristband), was moderately simple to discover new and didn’t sell with a premium on the recycled market. The present circumstance is currently over.
The RRP of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167A-001 is around EUR 17,900 and the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167/1A-001 is around EUR 20,500. No words on the holding up rundown, however don’t anticipate that it should be accessible effectively at official boutiques.
Reality: The Aquanaut has as of late began to become hot and the costs asked by recycled market venders are on the ascent. Presently, a decent illustration of 5167A-001 (on elastic lash) can’t be found for under EUR 35,000. The adaptation on a steel arm band requires a few thousands. This outcomes in a rough premium of 90% over the retail cost. In general, in excess of 200 steel models are recorded on Chrono24. The premium for the rose gold form is “only” about EUR 10,000.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164
The “travelling sister” of the time-and-date Aquanaut, ref. 5164, is in a similar circumstance. This adaptation, named Travel-Time by Patek Philippe, coordinates a viable complication that permits the showcase of a subsequent time region because of an extra hand activated by two pushers on the left half of the case. It likewise includes a sign of the date and two evening and-day markers. In our books, this is likely the best compromise and most attractive variant of the Aquanaut. Lamentably, it is similarly elusive and hypothesis exists too.
The RRP of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164A-001 is around EUR 32,000. No words with respect to the holding up rundown, however accessibility is near zero.
Reality: despite the fact that this watch isn’t uncommon – near 200 steel models recorded on Chrono24 – request is high and costs are going up rapidly. A pleasant ref. 5164A-001 will currently sell around EUR 50,000, which means a 55% premium over the retail cost. The rose gold variant endures a similar sort of premium.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5968
Last however not least, Patek Philippe as of late introduced a chronograph form of the Aquanaut, under the reference 5968A-001. This watch depends on a similar base development as the Nautilus ref. 5980/5990 or the ref. 5960 . The general plan is strong, with various orange accents on the dial and even an orange elastic lash remembered for the case – notwithstanding an exemplary dark elastic tie. While we were rather wary of the achievement of this watch from the start, apparently since its introduction at Baselworld 2018, the Aquanaut 5968A is in high demand.
The RRP of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5968A-001 is around EUR 41,000. No words in regards to the holding up rundown, yet accessibility is near zero.
Reality: much the same as the remainder of the Aquanaut assortment, and like any remaining steel sports Patek, the costs of the Aquanaut 5968A on the recycled market are higher than the retail cost. A large portion of them are currently recorded around EUR 80,000, which means a 95% premium over retails.