The Patek Philippe Nautilus is a luxury sports watch, and one of the first of its kind. It is the epitome of the “do everything” watch that is as sporty as it is elegant. It goes without saying, but this is one of the most iconic pieces to ever plant a stake in the watch world. No question. There are certain design implementations like the porthole case and integrated bracelet that have launched the Nautilus into a league of its own, but that is not the whole story. An interesting formula: stainless steel construction and a unique design, paired with a high-end movement and an extravagant price tag to boot. This equals a luxury sports watch. Not many watches have carved their own upon their release, but that is precisely what the Patek Philippe Nautilus accomplished.
The History of the Patek Philippe Nautilus
The Patek Philippe Nautilus was introduced in 1976, a time period when luxury watches were made of precious metals and sporty watches were made of steel. The luxury sports watch was still a foreign concept, but Patek Philippe embraced the idea and advertised the watch as being both “costly” and “steel.” The Patek Philippe Nautilus was designed by the legendary watch designer, Gerald Genta, the man who has a handful of successful watches under his belt. Genta was inspired by the portholes on boats, which was his direction for the overall nautical-theme of the watch. This is reflected beautifully in the case shape.
What makes the Patek Phillippe Nautilus so desirable?
It may be redundant to say why such an iconic piece is so sought after. There are several reasons why many seek to add the Patek Philippe Nautilus to their collection. For one, it simply works. The Nautilus is both dressy and durable, making it fit for any occasion. The design is instantly recognizable, and though it may not be to everyone’s taste, it is mutually respected by all. It comes from a highly regarded watchmaking house with a rich history of its own.
Why buy pre-owned and Patek Phillippe Watches and the Nautilus.
The Patek Philippe Nautilus is one of the most in-demand watches across all brands. Opting to buy pre-owned may be your best chance at picking up a Nautilus because of just how rare it is to find one at an authorized dealer. With Watchbox’s global inventory continuing to expand, we are the best place to start seeking out your Patek Philippe Nautilus!
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