The Patek Philippe Nautilus was released in 1976. A much-loved sports watch, it was originally conceived by legendary watch designer, Gèrald Genta, a man famed for designing the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (1972) and the IWC Ingenieur (1976). The water-resistant porthole-style case has always been much in demand. Moreover, limited supplies of stainless steel versions have always failed to meet widespread demand and used values often reflect this.
Certain design codes are shared across the Nautilus family. A series of horizontal lines grace the dial, conferring a charming depth to the dial. The case of the original 1976 consisted of two parts, the case back and the bezel. The movement sat within the case back and was held in position with four screws housed within the “ears” adorning the case band. The design enhanced water resistance and delivered a slim profile, allowing the watch to readily reside beneath the shirt cuff.
Since its launch, the Nautilus has been presented in both steel and gold-cased versions, with various additional functions being offered over the years to sate the needs of a demanding clientele.
Pre-Owned Patek Philippe Nautilus
Blowers have sold numerous pre-owned Patek Philippe watches. All timepieces displayed on our websites are physically in stock at our Kingston upon Hull Boutique, and can also be viewed by request at our London Mayfair office. If you cannot find the specific model you are interested in on our website, please contact us and we will endeavour to source it for you.