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A fantastic Debut: Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5740/1G-001sharetweetshareSince its storied debut in 1976, for the vanguard from the luxury sports-watch revolution, the main three-handed Patek Philippe Nautilus has grown and turned out to be a whole collection, now counting among its portfolio models with chronographs, second-time-zone displays, and a patented annual calendar. But perhaps not even the Nautilus's legendary designer, Gerald Genta, can have foreseen the heights of complication his porthole-inspired, octagonal-bezeled timepiece would achieve at this year's Baselworld watch fair, as Patek Philippe unveiled the first-ever Nautilus designed with a continuous calendar, the ultra-complex Ref. 5740/1G-001.The Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5740/1G-001 could be the brand's thinnest perpetual calendar watch.The Patek Philippe Ref. 5740/1G-001 Nautilus becomes not just the very first "grand complication" in the Nautilus range, but will also, somewhat surprisingly for starters with the sportiest models inside the overwhelmingly elegant Patek collection, the thinnest perpetual calendar currently created by the manufacture. The 18k white gold or platinum case measures 40 mm across (44.05 mm if you are the crown) along with a mere 8.42 mm thick and has satin-finished surfaces contrasting with polished chamfers. The octagonal bezel frames a blue dial adorned using the raised horizontal embossed pattern emblematic from the Nautilus collection, and here also graced using the graduating sunburst pattern that marked the Nautilus 40th anniversary editions in 2016. The baton hands and white-gold applied hour markers, all addressed with Super-LumiNova, are joined around the dial by three perpetual calendar subdials: month and leap-year at 3 o'clock, date and moon-phase at 6 o'clock Swiss Watch Movements , and day of the week and 24-hour display at 9 o'clock. A examination reveals the date subdial is slightly in excess of another two watch glee episodes , on account of value of that indication. watches The moon-phase display is ultra-precise, deviating from the actual position with the moon by merely one day every 122 years.Nowhere sunburst dial provides the familiar Nautilus horizontal embossed pattern.The modern white-gold bracelet is built-into the case and possesses both brushed and polished finishes.In the slim case ticks a similarly slender movement, Patek Philippe's self-winding Caliber 240 Q, led watches that is operated by s recessed microrotor created from 22k gold and engraved together with the Patek Philippe Calatrava cross emblem and also a cĂ´tes de Geneve pattern. Visible by using a sapphire exhibition caseback, the movement is simply 3.88 mm thick such as minuscule 1.35 mm height in the calendar module and composed of 275 parts, including 27 jewels. It stores a nominal amount power reserve of 38 hours, beats at the frequency of 21,600 vph, and carries a host of exquisite finishes, including chamfered and polished edges within the bridges, that assist generate timepiece the in-house Patek Philippe Seal of quality.Patek Philippe's manufacture Caliber 240 Q is run by a gold microrotor.The white gold or platinum bracelet contains a new, patented foldover clasp.The perpetual calendar indications are often set and re-set with recessed correctors in cases where flanks day correction at 9 o'clock, date correction between 11 and 12 o'clock, month correction between 12 and 1 o'clock, moon-phase correction at 6 o'clock.The white gold link bracelet, and that is elegantly incorporated into the case, combines polished central links with satin-finished lateral links boasting an all-new, patented foldover clasp design with four independent catches to produce closing and opening the clasp easier as well as stay away from the accidental discharge of either of the clasp segments.The watch features a moon-phase indication that is certainly accurate for 122 years.The Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5740/1G-001 Perpetual Calendar will have a very suggested shop price of about $120,000. Whatrrrs your opinion of Patek's newest and sportiest grand complication? Tell us inside comments section below.sharetweetshare replica audemars piguet price list watches
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