With reference 5740G the Nautilus-collection was for the very first time in its existence joined by a perpetual calendar. It unites the sportive look of the famous Gerald Genta design with one of Patek Philippe’s prime complications, and to say that the result is beyond stunning is quite an understatement.
The iconic case of the Nautilus is crafted for this model from white gold, so it not only retains its sportive look but now also has a nice weight to it. As always, it shows the perfect alternation between polished and brushed surfaces, which extend from the case, through the integrated bracelet, all the way to the clasp.
The sizing of the Nautilus Perpetual Calendar is spot on. The case has a diameter of only 40mm and a thickness of 8.42mm. This results in a watch that doesn’t exchange wrist presence for wearing comfort but simply offers them both. Because of this size, the dial is also perfectly proportioned! The velvet blue has a beautiful contrast with the white gold case and bracelet. The symmetrical design also works in favour of the Nautilus, but it is the chosen font that really sets it apart. Rarely has a perpetual calendar been as easy to read as this one.
Inside the case, we find Patek Philippe’s legendary calibre 240Q. There is nothing new there, and that is most certainly a good thing! It features a beautiful micro-rotor, Spiromax balance spring made of Silinvar, and a Gyromax balance wheel, and is of course certified with the Patek Philippe Seal.
While the Nautilus Perpetual Calendar can be yours for $119.070,- (ex VAT) getting one might not be as easy as merely writing a check, as the waiting list for this model was already extensive hours after it was introduced at this years edition of Baselworld. But then again, what else can you expect when Patek Philippe combines their iconic sports model with their signature complication?