At this year’s Basel Watch Fair, Patek Philippe launched the first Nautilus Perpetual Calendar watch to create a casual sports watch with ultra-complex craftsmanship. Patek Philippe has added a perpetual calendar and moon phase function to this sporty watch, which will be rigorous. The watchmaking technique is perfectly reflected in this watch, combined with the ruggedness and sophisticated technology of sports watches, attracting a large number of watch fans.
Complex in the Movement, Classic in Appearance
Complicated Timepieces with Durability
Patek Philippe’s Nautilus collection was born in 1976. This perpetual calendar watch is the first super-complex watch of the series. With the classic Patek Philippe sports watch and the ultra-thin movement, it presents an extremely slim perpetual sports watch.
The case is made of 18K white gold, the visual effect of the object is more exquisite, the bright luster and the iconic case design inspired by the porthole is conspicuous and has developed into one of the characteristics of the Patek Philippe brand sports watch. The vertical satin matte contrasts with the polished chamfer, highlighting the iconic design of the bezel, with a diameter of 40 mm. Compared to the perpetual calendar, the case with a thickness of 8.32 mm is extremely slim, which is also light to wear.
The crown is also made of 18K white gold, with the screw-in design, it guarantees the waterproof performance of the watch. It is engraved with the Patek Philippe Calatrava classic logo and surrounded by non-slip texture for precise timing.
The blue dial is accented with the iconic horizontal embossed pattern of the Nautilus men’s watch, very classic. And it has the same blue sunburst design as the 2016 Nautilus 40th Anniversary Watch. Under the illumination, it will have different visual effects. Compared with the previous models, it has been modified with a wide hour and minute hands, and a platinum-coated solid time scale with a fluorescent coating for easy reading in the dark.
The pointer-type perpetual calendar uses three auxiliary dials: the week at the 9 o’clock position and the 24-hour sub-dial, the month and leap year display at the 3 o’clock position, the date and moon phase display at the 6 o’clock position, evenly arranged on the octagon dial. A practical calendar device automatically recognizes the number of days in each month, even February 29, which will appear in the leap year. The moon phase display is extremely accurate: the moon phase device will not differ from the actual moon line position by one day every 122 years. Perpetual calendar adjustment: Weekly adjustment at 9 o’clock, date adjustment between 11 o’clock and 12 o’clock, moon phase adjustment at 6 o’clock position, very unique, equipped with clever deflection system, it is a perfect blend between the Nautilus series watches and the case design.
The 18K white gold bracelet is delicate and beautiful, perfectly connecting to the case. The matte lateral links and polished central links line up orderly, this watch combines Patek Philippe’s new patented folding clasp. This new patent has 4 independent locks, which effectively prevent any two parts of the buckle from accidentally loosening, reducing the unnecessary damage of the watch.
The interior is equipped with Caliber 240 ultra-thin self-winding movement, embedded 22K gold mini automatic disc and extremely thin perpetual calendar module. The water-resistant is up to 60 meters, so that it can meet people’s daily needs. The case back is designed with sapphire crystal, which can be used to enjoy the complex structure and fine craft of the movement.
Summary: Patek Philippe presents a rich and diverse world of watches with its advanced watchmaking craftsmanship, demonstrating the modern urban style and the power of continuous advancement. This ultra-complex sports watch is made with top-quality craftsmanship to reward the public.