In mid-October, Patek Philippe released eight timepieces centered around Patek’s legendary Nautilus collection. The lineup of new watches showcases Patek’s mastery of the chronograph—more commonly known as the stopwatch.
Synonymous with exclusivity, Patek Philippe is known for being the best in terms of craftsmanship, heritage and design. Denoted by a highly selective clientele, it’s no wonder certain Patek Philippe timepieces result in decade-long wait lists and price points between six and seven figures at auction and in secondary markets.
It’s quoted that less than one million Patek Philippe watches have been made since the company’s establishment in 1839. By today’s standards, that equates to five hundred fifty watches produced a year on average. Patek Philippe’s production is so detailed and labor intensive, it takes nine months to make the simplest Patek watch. For more intricate timepieces, it can take two or more years to produce a singular watch. Meanwhile, Patek Philippe’s popularity rises—keeping Patek’s momentum in motion and demand in full swing.
Let’s take a closer look at the Ref. 5711A—a Patek Philippe cult classic. Recognized for its simplistic single steel body and signature blue dial, Ref. 5711A is a Patek Philippe icon. Ref. 5711A is known for being one of the most sought after Patek watches in the world. In 2021 the President of Patek, Thierry Stern, discontinued the Ref. 5711A—a decision that shocked Patek collectors and the watch world. Stern said the hype surrounding the single steel model detracted from Patek’s true potential. With nearly one-hundred-and-fifty timepieces to choose from, many of which possess impressive compilations and métiers d’art, Patek didn’t want the simplistic Ref. 5711A’s popularity to define the luxury watchmaker. Although the beloved Ref. 5711A is discontinued; there are three variations of the Nautilus theme in the new coveted line-up. These three variations of the Nautilus nod to Ref. 5711A—making these three models especially exciting for Patek collectors and the watch world at-large.
New Line-Up of Patek Philippe Chronographs
NAUTILUS TRAVEL TIME CHRONOGRAPH – REF 5990/1A-011
If you’re a fan of Patek Philipe’s retired Ref. 5711A (and there are many), Ref. 5990/1A-011 promises to make your heartbeat faster. Ref. 5990/1A-011’s official introduction into the Nautilus family adds an additional model to Patek’s rare collection of steel case watches. Ref. 5990/1A pays homage to the retired Ref. 5711A with its blue dial and new, radiant sunburst finish with black gradation around the perimeter—a sharp design indeed.
- This self winding watch combines three complications: a flyback chronograph, a Travel Time function and an analog date at 12 o’clock which can be synchronized to local time
- Sapphire crystal case back
- Water resistant to 120 meters
- Available in stainless steel and rose gold
SPLIT-SECONDS MONOPUSHER CHRONOGRAPH WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR – REF. 5373P-001
Calling all left handed Patek collectors and wearers, this chronograph is literally made for you! Ref. 5373P-001 is Patek Philippe’s first-ever chronograph for left handers. Exclusive, due to its small batch quantity, this lefty’s Chronograph is undoubtedly sporty, contemporary and timeless.
- Powered by a manually wound caliber CHR 27-525 PS Q movement – the thinnest split-seconds chronograph movement with a perpetual calendar ever built
- Distinguished by an uncommon arrangement of inverted displays and operating elements
- Platinum case
AQUANAUT LUCE “RAINBOW” CHRONOGRAPH – REF. 7968/300R-001
Designed with an active, modern woman in-mind—the Aquanaut Luce Rainbow is colorful, classy and chic. Equally sporty and spirited, the ‘Rainbow’ Aquanaut demonstrates true artistry of watchmakers and jewelers alike. If Ref. 7968/300R-001 needed another reason to shine, consider this! The Rainbow Aquanaut is Patek Philippe’s first-ever, self-winding ladies chronograph.
- Exterior row of multicolored sapphires
- Interior row of diamonds for extra sparkle
- Engraved mother-of-pearl dial featuring sapphire hour marks and gold applied numerals
- A total of 52 baguette-cut sapphires (2.62 cts)
- A total of 50 baguette-cut diamonds (2.41cts)
- Ultra resistant composite strap available in red, matte beige and white
SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR – REF. 5204G-001
A reworking of a Patek Philippe grand classic, the new Ref. 5204G-001 is contemporary, classic and cool. Its signature olive green color, white-gold case and sunburst dial with black gradient offer timeless elegance and taste. This new model combines two of Patek Philippe’s most coveted grand complications—the Split-seconds chronograph and the perpetual calendar. Such Grand Complications represent the very pinnacle of watchmaking.
- Perpetual calendar (day, month, leap year and day/night indication)
- Moon phase display
- Interchangeable solid and sapphire crystal case back
- Water-resistant to 30 meters
- Hand-stitched, calfskin strap with fold-over clasp
SELF-WINDING WORLD TIME FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH – REF. 5935A-001
A watch with a World Time feature that tells time in twenty-four time zones, this Patek Philippe chronograph certainly has a worldly presence with a vintage, sporty appeal. Impressive on its own, Ref. 5935A-001 also wows by being the first stainless steel version of a Patek Philippe cult model ever made.
- Center carbon motif
- Opaline rose gilt dial
- Steel case
- Sapphire crystal case back
- Water resistant to 30 meters
Which new Chronograph do you love most? Get in touch with an eliteUSA personal shopper to learn more!