5711 may be leaving, but Patek Philippe will do it When we bid farewell to the iconic Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 steel, Patek Philippe once again proved that it is not just a steel integrated bracelet timepiece.
There is no doubt that Patek Philippe is a master watchmaker. And this year, the release of its “Watches and Miracles” proved this point. These new products prove that Patek Philippe does not need the 5711 to make waves in its product line. Recently, Watchonista had the opportunity to experience these novelties firsthand, this is our view.
5711 / 1300A-Farewell
So far, green dials are ubiquitous in 2021. Patek Philippe also embraces this trend for its famous 5711 steel swan-shaped dial, providing 5711/1300A with an olive-green dial with iconic reliefs Horizontal pattern. However, the color of the dial reminds me of the old Patek Philippe (Nautiluses?) when they saw it with the exquisite blue dial.
The real projector is the famous octagonal bezel with 32 flawless top Wesselton baguette-cut diamonds (approximately 3.6 carats). To make it even more unique, each of these 32 diamonds has a slightly trapezoidal shape to perfectly fit the rounded corners of the octagonal bezel. To some people, choosing one of the most expensive diamonds may seem strange on a stainless steel timepiece. But I think this is the perfect way to say a sincere goodbye to such iconic quotes.
5990 / 1R-the perfect match
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph ref. The 5990/1R is matched with rose gold and blue embossed dials. Although the watch has five complicated functions, the dial is clear and easy to read, and it is not too confusing. The rose gold 40.5 mm timepiece is a masterpiece. Its lines are as elegant as the 5711, but its notes are completely different.
The new Patek Philippe Ref. 5990/1R Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph
The two time zones are the flyback chronograph, the 60-minute counter, the analog date and the day and night indicator, all driven by the CH 28520 C FUS caliber that can be admired on the back of the watch. Although the height of the timepiece is still 12.53mm, it still fits well on the wrist. Overall, the new 5990/1R is very bold, but it reflects Patek Philippe’s superb skills in the field of sports watches.
5236P – Showstopper
In all Patek Philippe releases, the perpetual calendar reference number. So far, I like 5236P best. The first detail that caught my attention was the radial blue dial, which looked like an exquisite satin-brushed finish. Unlike most traditional QP watches, at 12 o’clock, the aperture of the date, date and month makes the dial extremely legible. To this end, Patek Philippe watchmakers and engineers have developed a new movement 31-260 PS QL, which has an additional embedded display module, for which the brand has applied for three patents.
On the wrist, it looks as good as you expect. This is a real conversation starter. Low-key and elegant, you won’t have a perpetual calendar at first glance. The 41.3mm platinum case is relatively thin (11.07mm), especially for the new movement design.
6119G-the new classic
Patek Philippe is known for its sophistication, elegance and understated luxury. All these descriptors are applicable to the new Calatrava. The new Patek Philippe Philippe Calatrava Ref has a more modern and fresh appearance. 6119G will definitely attract the audience.
The dial draws some inspiration from the 5236P, and its charcoal gray surface has a vertical satin finish. However, the diameter of this platinum timepiece is 39 mm, which is slightly larger than the 5236P. The 6119G is extremely thin, thanks to the manual winding movement of 30-255 PS, the thickness is only 8.1mm. And on the wrist, the “Clous de Paris” pattern on the bezel is particularly delicate. In fact, the new Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 6119G may be the perfect watch for celebrating businessmen or businesswomen!
The cool appearance of Patek Philippe Philippe Nautilus 5711 stainless steel may make collectors feel sad, but the future of the Geneva brand is bright. Now is the time to make other Patek Philippe series and skills brighter, and discontinuing 5711 is the right way.
These products released in 2021 show that there is something for every taste, and we should not crave the late stainless steel sports watch. Collectors of exquisite and traditional wrist watches for men rejoice!