Super Exclusive & Extremely Rare. Nautilus Flyback Chronograph Automatic 40. 18kt White Gold 49.25mm. Extremely Rare & Super Collectible Limited Edition of Only 1300 Pieces.You WILL NOT See Many of These Around! Exotic - Rare - And Absolutely Breathtaking! Super Exclusive Grande Complication from Patek Philippe. A powerful & striking watch - will definitely draw attention & makes for a great conversation piece.
On October 3, 2016, Patek Philippe launched two hotly anticipated limited-edition watches in commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of its Nautilus line: a chronograph in white gold (Reference 5976/1G) and a time-and-date model in platinum (Reference 5711/1P). Both models feature stunning blue dials and have all of the signature details of the Nautilus, including the bold size and lateral ridges on the sides of the case. In the original timepiece launched in 1976, those lateral ridges were designed on the porthole shaped case to resemble porthole-locking hinges. Today, they are a defining character of the Nautilus line.
Each of the new timepieces also features an 18-karat gold dial in dark blue emanating from the center of the dial out toward the case and getting slightly lighter. Each dial is inscribed with a notation that recalls the 40th anniversary: 1976 - 40 2016. Additionally, both of the timepieces hold the Patek Philippe Seal. The more complicated watch of the two is the Nautilus Chronograph, Ref. The bold 49.25mm case is made of 18-karat white gold and just 1,300 pieces will be made.
The watch is equipped with the CH 28-520 self-winding flyback chronograph movement with 327 parts, including several very high-tech patented pieces (such as the brands own Spiromax® balance spring made of Silinvar®). The watch is highly precise -- to a tolerance of -3 to +2 seconds per day. Patek Philippe Nautilus 40th Anniversary. A collection comes of age.In 2016, Patek Philippe is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its casually elegant Nautilus collection. For many aficionados and connoisseurs of classic watchmaking artistry, this is a memorable occasion as well. A look back to 1976 not only shows how quickly and dramatically the world has changed since then but also illustrates how well the Nautilus has stayed its course across four decades in terms of design, dependability, and popularity.
With two limited-edition Nautilus 40th Anniversary models, the manufacture manifests its ability to keep pace with the times while preserving the key facets of a legend. The Nautilus by Patek Philippe.
Timelessly contemporary for 40 years. The year 1976 was in the middle of a decade characterized by social, economic, political, and cultural upheavals. A spirit of invigoration emerged to finally overcome the somberness of the post-war years. Anything that was pleasing was also permissible. That applied to hippies and to those people who set up businesses in garages during the fledgling years of the computer industry.
Growing affluence freed leisure time for sports, travel to faraway places, cultural interests, and intellectual discourse. People worked to live rather than living to work. Philippe Stern was a typical representative of this generation. It was his grandfather Charles, along with brother Jean, who in 1932 had acquired Patek Philippe, a respected watchmaking company. In 1976, Henri Stern was president of the family-run enterprise, and his son Philippe, who already held an executive position, was poised to succeed him.
It was the right time for a showpiece, so he decided to launch a sports wristwatch for the first time in the 137-year history of the manufacture. In close collaboration with Gérald Genta, one of the most gifted watch designers of the 20th century, an innovative timepiece began to take shape, one unlike any seen at Patek Philippe or in the entire watch industry for that matter: the Nautilus Ref.It was voluminous and made of steel, although the prevailing trend favored very slender watches in gold. It was water resistant to 120 meters, a sensation at the time. And unlike any other wristwatch, it embodied a maritime, nautical aspect: Philippe Stern was a passionate skipper and successful regatta contestant on Lake Geneva. Press Release - Patek Philippe Geneva - October 2016.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph Ref. 5976/1G 40th Anniversary Limited Edition.
Patek Philippe presents the self-winding flyback chronograph Ref. 5976 in 18K white gold as the second anniversary model to commemorate the 40th birthday of the Nautilus collection. It is a symbolic choice because its predecessor, the Ref. 5980 was the first Nautilus chronograph that in 2006 crowned the casually elegant Patek Philippe collection when it celebrated its 30th birthday.However, the current anniversary chronograph Ref. 5976 in 18K white gold comes in a limited edition of 1300 watches of a distinctly more prominent format. With a width of 49.25 mm (3 to 9 o'clock, including screw-down crown), it is 3.6 mm wider than the predecessor model. This format emphasizes its unique aesthetic appeal with the bilateral case bulges. Both chronograph pushers are harmoniously integrated in the design and conveniently operable.
Moreover, the crisp legibility of the chronograph functions was further optimized. From the case and bracelet to the foldover clasp, the watch highlights Nautilus-typical finissage techniques such as the vertically satin-finished bezel with shiny chamfers and the alternating matt/mirror-polished bracelet links, all meticulously executed by hand. These lavish finishes underscore the nobility of 18K white gold and bring the contrasting dark blue dial to the fore. It benefits from the larger format of the watch and affords more space for the enlarged aperture date that is set in a mirror-polished white-gold frame.The monocounter at 6 o'clock has grown as well, which makes it easier to read the results of short-time measurements. Its three concentric scales include the 12-hour counter on the outside as well as the minute counters from 1 to 30 in the middle and from 31 to 60 on the inside. The applied hour markers flawless Top Wesselton baguette and princess-cut diamonds discreetly encircle the dial and accentuate its finesse. It features the horizontal Nautilus-style embossed decor and, in the upper half of the dial, the anniversary citation "1976 40 2016".
Unmistakably Patek Philippe outside and inside. The proprietary chronograph movement CH 28-520 C, developed and crafted in-house, is wound automatically by a heavy 21K gold central rotor.
The start/stop and flyback/reset chronograph functions are controlled by a classic column-wheel mechanism with a vertical disk clutch that handles the engagement and disengagement operations. Because it is virtually friction-free, the chronograph hand can be used as a continuously running seconds hand without causing mechanical wear.Further features include the instantaneous date change with a switching cycle of one-tenth of a second as well as the Gyromax® balance invented by Patek Philippe. The balance is paired with a patented Spiromax® balance spring made of high-tech Silinvar®.
It is totally antimagnetic, corrosion-resistant, Continued 9 and breathes concentrically thanks to the Patek Philippe terminal curve in the hairspring plane, which further optimizes isochronism. This highly precise micromechanical marvel with a rate tolerance of -3 to +2 seconds per day can be observed at work: the Ref. 5976/1G is endowed with a sapphire-crystal back that also reveals the elaborate finissage details: the gold rotor and bridges with Geneva circular graining, chamfered and polished edges, polished bores and gold-filled engravings accentuated with blued screws as well as sparkling ruby-red bearing jewels. 5976/1G 40th Anniversary in 18K white gold is being crafted in a limited edition of 1300 numbered watches. Each one comes in an anniversary box that also contains the Certificate of Origin and an anniversary document.
Made of brown natural cork, the box is an authentic replica of the stylish 1976 original. Like the original Nautilus, it evokes vivid associations with the proud ocean liners that inspired the porthole design of the casually elegant timepiece. The 40th Anniversary cork box features polished stainless steel frames for the base and the hinged cover. The steel plaque on the front side, also a faithful replica of the 1976 original, displays the collection name Nautilus in cursive script and the PATEK PHILIPPE GENEVA signature logo. No doubt - One of the most sought after Patek Philippe watches ever released.
The unparalleled renown and prestige that Patek Philippe has acquired amongst connoisseurs is not due solely to the perfection of the watches and the resources of knowledge and skill contained in the workshops. This undisputed supremacy also stems from the consistency with which the company has applied its philosophy of excellence ever since it was founded in 1839. THE GREATEST LUXURY IN LIFE IS TIME.... A True Work Of Art!
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