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My Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 Review X 2 & Luxury Preowned Watches Showcased

Contact tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing and availability; Either I have it, or I can get it! The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 has become the most discussed and debated luxury watch of the modern era. No other watches – including Rolex watches – can match the level of frenzied attention and love-hate commentary commanded by Patek Philippe’s iconic sports watch. Today, Tim Mosso discusses the Patek Nautilus in two forms: an early blue dial 5711 with Geneva Hallmark, and a more recent silver white dial 5711 of contemporary construction. Both Patek 5711s showcase the model’s celebrated thin profile, dial detail, integrated bracelet, and versatile style. But can any watch truly be worth over three times its retail value? Social media has spawned the current Patek Philippe Nautilus craze. That much is certain. Less obvious is the reason that a watch model in its sixteenth model year has become more popular than ever. As late as 2015, the 5711 often re-sold as a used watch at or below its retail price. Perhaps the enduring appeal of the Nautilus – and its backloaded market emergence – can be traced to its best qualities. First, there’s the magic of a name. And while “Nautilus” evokes a shell bound mollusk among marine biology types, “Patek Philippe” registers immediately among watch collectors. Then there’s pedigree: the current Nautilus is the latest in a line dating back to 1976. When Gerald Genta gets sole design credit, you know a steel sports watch was born charmed. And the Patek Philippe Nautilus is a versatile watch. From its 40mm case to its robust automatic movement to its abundantly lumed dial, the Nautilus 5711 seems tailored to fit any wrist and any routine. A steel bracelet and 120-meter water resistance remove any concerns about submergence or sporting use. An 8.5mm case thickness ensures that the 5711 also shifts seamlessly into formal attire. Still, the explosive rise in Patek Nautilus prices defies any attempt at logic. And if Thierry Stern of Patek Philippe follows through with his decision to discontinue the Nautilus 5711 in 2021, watch collectors may find that their love-hate relationship with the world’s most controversial watch is only beginning. • 25:26 A. Lange & Sohne Cabaret 107.031 rose gold, black dial $18,950 • 28:27 A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Perpetual 410.032 $89,950 o rose gold, silver dial chronograph, perpetual calendar • 17:13 Breitling Chronomat B01 AB0134101C1A1 rouleaux bracelet, blue dial $5,995 • 15:29 Breitling SuperOcean Heritage ’57 A103701A1B1A1 Limited Edition $10,950 • 31:03 De Bethune DB25 Automatic DB25SVARS1 (rose gold, silver dial) $29,950 • 08:57 De Bethune DB28 GS Grand Bleu DB28GSV2AN LED lights, diving bezel, power reserve o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 22:40 F.P. Journe Chronometre a Resonance Black Label platinum, black dial, 40mm o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 20:18 F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain Labyrinthe dial, engraved rose gold dial, 10 pieces o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 03:27 Grand Seiko Spring Drive SBGA413 Seasons “Shunbun” pink dial o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 36:45 Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Tourbillon Double F LCF020.AC enamel dial, steel $99,950 • 12:43 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Dark Side of The Moon Apollo 8 $9,550 o 311.92.44.30.01.001, black ceramic case and skeleton dial • 06:33 Omega De Ville Tresor 435.13.40.21.03.001 stainless steel, blue dial $4,950 • 01:30 Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-001 blue dial, Geneva Seal o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 02:23 Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-011 silver dial / white dial $99,950 • 33:42 Patek Philippe 5940G-010 Perpetual Calendar, white gold, black dial $59,950 Please subscribe to our channel for the best luxury watch reviews on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/WatchBoxReviews/?sub_confirmation=1 Visit our website at www.thewatchbox.com for the latest pre-owned luxury watch arrivals and industry-leading value in previously loved luxury timepieces.