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Thoughts on the Patek Philippe Nautilus ref.5711 (and why I didn’t buy one)

Thoughts on the Patek Philippe Nautilus ref.5711 (and why I didn’t buy one)

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The fragment of extravagance sports watches stays a fascinating and captivating class in the realm of watches. Since the absolute first extravagance sports watch was presented in 1972 – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ref. 5402ST – numerous brands have attempted to enter this fragment, the majority of them without the achievement they had imagined. The watch we will be looking at today did succeed, and may very well have supplanted the enormous accomplishment of the Royal Oak. I’m talking about the Patek Philippe Nautilus and today we’ll be looking at this amazingly well known extravagance sports watch.

Originally presented in 1977 as the Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3700, this was Patek’s interpretation of the extravagance sports watch and, similar to the Royal Oak, it was planned by Gerald Genta. In 2006 it was supplanted by ref. 5711, a refreshed, modernized form of the fundamental tempered steel Nautilus. Over the course of the years there have been many varieties, materials, and extra capacities for the Nautilus, which we canvassed in our three-section top to bottom story, beginning with section one zeroing in on the ref. 3700 here . In the subsequent part, you can find out about the varieties , and section three is devoted to the advanced ref. 5711 and its kin . Two years prior Patek praised the 40th commemoration of the Nautilus with the presentation of a few extraordinary pieces ( see here. )

The other day I had the favorable luck to acquire a companion’s 5711 and experience how it wears, how it feels, and how it feels to be wearing the best extravagance sports watch of the moment.

Desirability of the Patek 5711

Is it attractive? Indeed, toward the start of this current year Patek Philippe expanded the cost of the Nautilus by 20%. At the point when inquired as to why, we were informed that piece of the explanation is that interest for the Nautilus was simply excessively high. It used to retail for simply under CHF 22,000 and now for nearly CHF 27,000. On the used market, the Nautilus ref. 5711 goes for CHF 40,000 and the sky is the limit from there… Pre-possessed vendors and official Patek sellers get calls consistently from individuals asking on the off chance that they have a Nautilus accessible. Any steel Nautilus! Also, costs offered are far above retail cost. Indeed, the most minimal cost for a pre-owned Nautilus ref. 5711 with angle blue dial, at the hour of distributing, is around EUR 40,000 and that’s one that has had a beautiful requesting life in the event that I need to decide by the scratches obvious in the photos.

The Nautilus has been high on my own list of things to get for quite a while. Since I at long last have the spending plan to purchase a Nautilus, I am confronting the issue of accessibility. The EUR 22,000 I set aside isn’t sufficient any longer. Since the abrupt cost increment, I need to add an extra EUR 5,000 to get one, however there’s another issue… The holding up rundown is supposed to associate with eight years!

Pre-claimed 5711’s are totally overrated at crazy levels. Costs for a utilized (truly utilized) 5711 beginning at EUR 40,000 and effectively arrive at figures of EUR 50,000 (and the sky is the limit from there) for an unworn rendition. Do I actually need one? Indeed. However, not for EUR at least 40,000, and eight years of holding up doesn’t coordinate my ‘patience-profile’. After certain long stretches of pondering, my spending plan was spent on something different, additionally used, despite the fact that with four wheels and a reference number that likewise finishes with “11”.

Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5711 on the wrist

I own a vintage AP Royal Oak ref. 5402ST and to me, this is THE benchmark for extravagance sports watches. Rich, amazingly comfortable, slender, light, legible… and likely more “extravagance” than “sports” watch. The cutting edge Nautilus likewise conveys all that you would anticipate from an extravagance sports watch. It wears comfortably, it’s neat, it’s dainty, light, rich and looks great with essentially any outfit and in each circumstance. It’s truly one of the most pleasant all-rounder watches you can imagine.

Compared to the Royal Oak, the Nautilus looks softer, rounder, possibly somewhat less strong and manly and a touch more ladylike. The ribbed inclination blue dial of the Nautilus looks more exquisite than the anthracite/dim ‘clous de Paris’ dial of the Royal Oak. Same goes for the wristband and the case; less points and less sharp shapes add some more joie de vivre to the Nautilus.

Due to its superb slimness, it can likewise be seen as delicate. Take for example my own Royal Oak that, since my child was brought into the world very nearly four years prior, invests more energy in the vault than on my wrist. Hopping into the pool with the little one, going through a day on the sea shore, and going to the jungle gym are out of nowhere circumstances where I would prefer not to wear this watch any longer. On the off chance that my child snatches my wrist, I’m stressing that the arm band may break and that is your specialty not need when you’re on the sea shore with your child. The Nautilus is a smidgen less delicate than my old Royal Oak (the new Royal Oak ref. 15202ST is more strong), yet for a day on the sea shore playing with my four-year-old child, I would pick something more rugged.

A little blemish is that the Nautilus’ development, type 324SC, doesn’t highlight a stop-seconds work when the crown is pulled. Not a major issue for me, but rather I realize a few group would exclude a watch, particularly a games watch, for this very reason.

Water-obstruction rating of the Nautilus is 120 meters, and for all ‘wet’ exercises – with the exception of professional remote ocean jumping – this is above and beyond. The steel wristband comprises brushed steel connects and cleaned focal connections, all very slim and truly comfortable on the wrist. The catch is a basic fasten, with no simple change or miniature/fine acclimation to resize it when your wrist develops or recoils with temperature changes. There’s likewise no simple method to change the steel arm band for an elastic or leather strap.


The Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5711 is perhaps the best watches available today, if not THE best one. It wears incredible, it looks extraordinary, and indeed, it likewise feels incredible to wear.

It’s not the most current games watch, as the wristband doesn’t highlight such a fine change or potential outcomes to transform it for an elastic or leather tie. Also Patek’s in-house development, type 324 (SC represents Seconde Central), doesn’t include a stop-seconds, which is something you would expect in a cutting edge energetic watch.

Despite these minor blemishes, the Nautilus is unequaled in its fame. The previously mentioned eight years’ holding up rundown at retailers and official Patek stores has not been discounted even after the 20% cost increment recently, and on the used watch market, the Nautilus’ fame is unrivaled. In ongoing history, I’ve not seen any watch with such solid allure that individuals are set up to settle up to twofold the retail price.

I realize that individuals are contemplating whether this would be a wise speculation… Let me say that IF I had a gem ball, I would have purchased a lot of these last year and sold them with an intriguing profit edge this year. Be that as it may, I don’t have a gem ball, and the 45k reserve funds I had were spent on an extravagance sports watch vehicle all things considered. Yet, kid, the Naut would look extraordinary on my wrist, in the driver’s seat of my car!

At the hour of composing, nine months prior, used 5711’s were sold for around € 45,000 EUR. Today the cost of a used Nautilus 5711 beginnings around € 50,000 EUR, anyway hope to handily pay around € 60,000 – 65,000 EUR (and upwards) for one in mint condition.

edited 11-05-2019