Few watches have the iconic status of the Nautilus, which was first launched by Patek Philippe 45 years ago in 1976. Showcasing a tactile rugged design that was inspired by the structure and hinges of a ship's porthole, this was something completely fresh and new. The Nautilus family has grown massively over the past decades, with numerous models being added, and the original, generously sized, Travel Time Chronograph complication 5990/1A being first seen in 2014. Whilst the original steel reference continues to be incredibly sought after, Patek Philippe have launched a stunning warm 18ct rose gold version in 2021, which is completed with a striking sunburst blue dial. An incredibly useful companion for the frequent traveller, this exceptional piece displays both local and home time with an instantly readable day/night indication. True masters of complications, Patek Philippe have also included a flyback chronograph, featuring a useful 60-minute counter. Water resistant to 120m, this model continues the original marine theme of the family and showcases a stunning sunburst blue dial that perfectly captures the spirit of the summer. A 40.5mm case size ensures this piece will have an elegant presence on the wrist and can be worn effortlessly from a casual lunch to a black tie event. The famous self- winding calibre CH 28-520 C FUS powers this model, offering a maximum 55-hour power reserve.
A rare and special piece to be worn now and looked after for the next generation, this is a stylish showpiece to add to your collection.