Patek Philippe Introduces Nautilus 5711 Olive Green Dial Watch for Final Production Year
New Patek Philippe watches will be unveiled at Watches & Wonders 2021 – we just didn’t expect any of them to be from the Nautilus 5711 collection. That’s because Patek Philippe confirmed back in 2021 that the 5711 (40mm wide steel case, three-hand movement) Nautilus would be discontinued. They just don’t know when it will be retired. Patek Philippe may even release more 5711 models in 2021 – the Geneva-based company says it will produce this generation of iconic Gerald Genta-designed luxury sports watches that the enthusiast community has known about for the past 15 years at this point.
Now in April 2021, the latest addition to the Patek Philippe Nautilus is the 5711/1A-014, which features a stainless steel case with a metallic olive green dial. This is the first ever green dial Nautilus watch, and if you’ve been following recent timepiece releases, you’ll now see that green is the latest trending color for top timepieces. Patek Philippe calls this their “Sunburst Olive Green” facet, which combines the signature horizontal relief dial with applied gold markers and matching hands.
This is Patek Philippe’s second modern sports watch with an olive green dial treatment. The first time was in 2019 when Patek Philippe introduced the Aquanaut 5168G with a similar green hue to the dial. The only major difference is that the Aquanaut has an 18k white gold case, while this Nautilus has a steel case. Also interesting is that Patek Philippe also released a diamond-decorated version of the olive green Nautilus – only in the steel case. I say this because for the most part, Patek Philippe diamond-set watches are made of gold or platinum. The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1300A-001 (5711/1300A) has the same 40mm wide steel case (8.3mm thick) but with a 3.6 carat baguette-cut diamond on the bezel. It’s a rather masculine way to enjoy diamonds – making it an evening version of this semi-sport bracelet watch.
The success of the Patek Philippe Nautilus watch is largely due to the product’s traditional comfort and composure, as well as the level of support it has received from watch collectors. Originally designed by renowned watch designer Gerald Genta, the Nautilus today features more of a financial asset than just a luxury watch. That’s because Nautilus watches are naturally limited in production (the case is finished like a jewel, so it can take as long to make as the movement), and they’re usually associated with price stability. Given the uncertainty in the larger investment market, a watch like the Nautilus may have gotten too much attention because it could be resold to collectors for more than retail. In some cases, well above the retail price.cheap watch
Inside the watch is Patek Philippe’s in-house manufactured 26-330 SC automatic movement – which can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback window. As a timepiece, the Patek Philippe Nautilus has a lot of charm. It is clearly well-made, very comfortable, has an elegantly thin automatic movement, and is stylish and versatile. You can read the full review of the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 watch here. It is one of the most popular “steel bracelet watches” and its popularity will remain unchanged even after Patek Philippe ceases production of the 5711 – as they have confirmed the successor to the current generation three-hand Nautilus On the way.
No doubt some collectors will be annoyed by the rollercoaster news that Patek Philippe 5711 is on the market. First it’s discontinued, then it’s not completely discontinued… wait… The quagmire of aftermarket pricing strategies is a minefield for those looking to buy. The best way is to buy directly from an authorized cheap Patek Philippe dealer – but that’s easier said than done.