I’m talking about Patek Philippe Nautilus, and today we’re going to see this very popular luxury Patek Philippe sports watch. Compared to Royal Oak, Nautilus looks softer, rounder, perhaps a little less daring and masculine, and more feminine. The Nautilus ribbed gradient blue dial looks more elegant than the Royal Oak’s anthracite/gray ‘clous DE Paris’ dial. The same goes for bracelets and cases; Fewer angles and fewer sharp shapes add more life to Nautilus.
It can also be considered fragile due to its gorgeous thinness. Take my own Royal Oak, for example. Since my son was born about four years ago, I spent more time in the vault than on my wrist. Jumping into the pool with the little guy, spending the day on the beach, then going to the playground, all of a sudden I don’t want to wear this watch anymore. If my son grabs my wrist, I’m afraid the bracelet might break, and that’s what you don’t want when you’re on the beach with your child. The nautilus is less fragile than my old Royal Oak ref. 15202ST, but a day on the beach with my four-year-old son, I would choose something sturdier.
One minor flaw is the Nautilus’s movement 324SC, which has no second hand function when pulling the crown. It’s not a big deal for me, but I know some people disqualify watches, especially sports watches, for that reason. Nautilus is rated 120 meters, and all “wet” activities – except professional depth – are more than adequate. This fine steel watch chain is designed with drawn steel chain and polished central link. It is very thin and comfortable on the wrist. The clasp is a simple clasp without easy adjustment or fine-tuning/fine-tuning to adjust the size of the wrist as it increases or decreases with temperature. There is no easy way to change the steel chain of a rubber or leather band.
Cheap fake Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5711 watch is one of the most desirable, if not the most desirable, watches on the market today. It looks great and, yes, it feels great. It’s not the most modern sports watch because the bracelet doesn’t have any tweaks or changes to its rubber or leather strap. Add Patek’s interior movement, the 324 SC (SC stands for Seconde Central), and there’s no second hand, which is what you’d expect in a modern sports watch.
Despite these minor flaws, Nautilus’s popularity remains unique. Even after prices rose 20 percent earlier this year, retailers and Luxury Patek Philippe Watches official boutiques’ eight-year waiting lists have not diminished, and Nautilus’s popularity is unmatched in the second-hand watch market. I haven’t seen anything in recent history with such a strong appeal that people are prepared to pay up to twice the retail price.