There’s really, in fact, no reason to be discussing about this fake watch now. It’s not a new model, and it’s surely not easy to gain. But it’s also a rose gold Nautilus.
There was so much fuss about the replica Patek Philippe’s new watches this year, with the eyebrow-raising Calatrava Pilot and their much more on-brand split-seconds chronograph. If Patek made music rather than luxury replica watches, the Pilot and the split-seconds would be their newest album’s lead singles. At the very first beginning, they’re the only songs getting played. After a little bit of time and reflection though, we have some impressive news, our favorite track is actually one that appeared further down on the listing. Actually, it’s a mastered version of one of their greatest hits – the amazing fake Nautilus.
The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1R-001 is technically and structurally identical to the classic 5711 ‘Jumbo’ that was launched in 2006; itself a direct predecessor to the original Nautilus introduced in 1976 – the 3700. It’s the Nautilus at its most pure – pared back to time, date and that iconic Gerald Genta design. It’s the ultimate luxury sports watch. This is the first time the 5711 has been provided in rose gold.
The fact that the Replica Patek Philippe have swapped the customary blue horizontally striped dial for a chocolate brown graduated one completes the package. The dial is finished off with 18k rose gold hands, indices and date window frame.
The rose gold Nautilus is surprisingly understated on the wrist. I know, it’s a solid gold Patek, hardly the subtlest watch available, but it’s true. Compared to a similar solid gold watch, say from Audemars Piguet or Rolex, the Patek is really low-key luxury. This is down to the greatly brushed finishes, but the fact that the Nautilus is still a relatively thin watch certainly helps. It’s just so nice to wear.
That this latest update of the 5711 is so amazing is testament to the power of the Nautilus. All Patek had to do was change the case metal and add a complementary dial colour and they made what turns out to be their best replica watch of the year. However, we really should calm down; the Nautilus turns 40 next year, and since its controversial release, it has evolved into one of the most instantly recognizable symbols of elegance, luxury and success.