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Patek Philippe Nautilus

The Nautilus is one of the most popular series of the brand. With a certified pre-owned Patek Philippe Nautilus you can dive without drowning.  More

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History of Patek Philippe Nautilus

Patek Philippe has the undeniable reputation of being one of the most exclusive watch brands in the world. Especially the Nautilus series enjoys a high popularity. Back in the seventies, the situation was quite different. At that time, the opinion about what an exclusive luxury watch should look like was relatively rigid. Fine leather bracelets, cases made of precious metals such as gold or platinum and, to top it all, even diamonds. But then the big five minutes of Gérald Genta came. During lunch at the Basel Watch Fair, the famous watch designer of the traditional company outlined his idea of a sports watch by or rather for Patek Philippe. Two years later, in 1976, the Patek Philippe Nautilus was introduced. The company's peer group reacted cautiously to the growth of the Patek Philippe family in the first place. A watch for tens of thousands of francs and then only made of steel? The watch manufacturer described the character of the Nautilus as follows: "It goes just as well with a diving suit as with a tuxedo". The initial slow spread of the watch may therefore have been due to the fact that many of Patek Philippe's customers rarely wore a diving suit. But over the years, the reservations vanished and the construction and design of the Nautilus became generally accepted. Apart from a few modifications to offer customers a greater variety of their Nautilus models, the concept of the watch remained the same. A porthole case and an iconic octagonal bezel with rounded corners. Then thirty years after its introduction, a new Nautilus came onto the market. Whether you choose a used or new Patek Philippe Nautilus, you'll be surrounded by a touch of rebellious understatement.

Patek Philippe Nautilus

A fine, mechanical inner workings with an assertive design

The Nautilus series is distinguished by its high technical standard and characteristic design. The design convinces with three components. The horizontal embossing of the dial, the octagonal bezel inspired by portholes with rounded corners and a bracelet fully integrated into the case. Like a real porthole, the flanks of the "window" are used to screw the bezel to the case. This made it possible to "seal" the case down to the crown and to achieve a water resistance of Nautilus watches of up to 120 metres. The first Nautilus models were fitted with the 28-255C automatic calibre, based on the 920 calibre from Jaeger LeCoultre. This calibre measured only 3.05 mm and had originally no second hand. This was a typical attribute of watches designed by Gérald Genta. In the 2006 and following models, the 324 S C automatic calibre is responsible for the drive. The case became larger and higher to accommodate the new second hand. Also, the bottom of the case has been improved. On the new models, this is made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and allows a glance at the movement. In spite of the fact that you can now purchase models with complications such as an annual calendar, moon phase and power reserve indicator, the Patek Philippe Nautilus's basic design has remained the same. The Nautilus models we offer have a case size of 37 to 40 mm. The bracelet widens towards the case, giving it an even larger appearance. No wonder that the first model was nicknamed "Nautilus Jumbo". But the watch is very comfortable to wear due to the narrow wristband and the flat design. Therefore, it also goes well with elegant evening wear.

Pre-owned and new Patek Philippe Nautilus watches in the price overview

Do you fancy a Patek Philippe? Do you even have the necessary small change or the financing options to invest in such a watch? Then all you need to have now is the luck to get your hands on one. The waiting time for a Patek Philippe Nautilus is several years. Fortunately, we at Watchmaster have two certified pre-owned Nautilus watches in excellent condition.

  • The Nautilus 7010R is a fine quartz watch with a diamond bezel and 32 mm case diameter, ideal for narrow wrists. The price of 28,740 € makes this Nautilus an affordable entry-level watch for Patek Philippe lovers or for those who want to become one.

  • The Nautilus 3800 from the year 1994, is a classic model of the Nautilus series and resembles in its unfussy appearance to the original model from the 70s. With a pre-owned price of 19,340 €, the 3800 can be purchased at a very reasonable price for Nautilus models. Besides the Watchmaster certificate of authenticity, the model also comes with the original papers.

  • The Nautilus 5712/G from 2016 is much pricier, with a used price of 44,990€. However, you can plan your investment better if you choose our flexible financing. Then this Patek Philippe will cost you only €492 per month. All watches at Watchmaster are checked and reconditioned by our master watchmakers. This not only guarantees the lowest used price but also the authenticity of your Patek Philippe Nautilus.

  • The Patek Philippe 5726/1A was introduced in 2019. It has an annual calendar and a moon phase display. The dial is blue like the original model. The original price of this Nautilus is 41,320€.

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Are you interested in other Patek Philippe models?

Try it with one of these series from the traditional company

The Nautilus series was probably too sporty for many people in the beginning, but in the meantime Patek Philippe has proven that exclusive luxury watches and a courageous, dynamic design are not mutually exclusive.
  • The Aquanaut series also fits into this pattern. The Aquanaut series was inspired by its big sister in the Nautilus series regarding the design of its case. When it was launched in the late 1990s, it struck with its innovative bracelet made of extremely durable composite material. This made it resistant to UV radiation and seawater. Its water resistance of 120 m and a power reserve of up to 45 hours make the Aquanaut an ideal companion on board and on land.

  • With the Twenty ~ 4 Patek Philippe put a focus on luxury watches for the active and modern woman. With a wide variety of designs and materials, Patek Philippe Twenty ~ 4 has the right watch for every taste and investment. You want an example? The Twenty ~ 4 7300/1450R is a Haute-Joaillerie version, set with 384 diamonds and a price of 346,880 €.

The Picasso of luxury watches?

Are you interested in exquisite luxury watches with a unique design? It's quite possible that you'll be simultaneously - and unconsciously - a fan of the work of the Swiss precision mechanic and artist Gérald Genta. Gérald Genta, born in Geneva in 1931, the son of a Swiss and an Italian, learned to work with precious materials from scratch. He completed his training as a jewellery designer at a young age. At that time, Genta was still less interested in watches. However, his economic situation soon made him increasingly aware of offers from the watch sector. His designs, even if only designed for quantity, attracted the attention of large watch companies. His first works were for Omega and Rolex. In 1972, his big hour came when he designed the Royal Oak for Audemars Piguet. The novel design, which had the motto "show instead of hide", made its mark on the watch world and four years later he created the Patek Philippe Nautilus. In 1994, he surpassed himself by making the most complicated watch in the world. An award that Patek Philippe can also adorn himself with, having already achieved this maximum level of watchmaking perfection twice.

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