Now I have a question about the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 “Blue” replica watch: “What makes this steel sports lifestyle watch continuously in great demand?” To further illustrate my view, right before the publication of this review, the replica Patek Philippe made up its mind to raise the price of this watch by 20%. Though I’ve always held great respect for the Patek Philippe Nautilus, I’ve never had such a special desire to own one. For one thing, I have great admiration for the work of the late Gerald Genta, who designed this true Patek Philippe classic in the 1970s. What’s more, I’m a fan of watches on tapering bracelets as well as accurate, well-made movements.
Given the low-profile presence of the Nautilus on the wrist, however, it has never been my cup of tea. I tend to like slightly more assertive designs a bit more, and the side flanks of the Nautilus never really grew on me. Could this all be part of the “Genta effect?” Is the magic of Gerald Genta’s designs fueling this demand for this high-end timepiece beyond its anticipated lifespan? The late fake watch designer is accurately more popular today than during his lifetime, and though I don’t think that I’ve cracked the code of what makes many of his designs so interesting, I have to say that this Nautilus helped me start putting the pieces together.
What was the Patek Philippe replica aiming to achieve with the Nautilus? When it was introduced in 1976, it was supposed to be a maritime lifestyle luxury replica watch for wealthy men and their family members who spent time boating or living by the sea.
I believe that one way to appreciate the real talent of Gerald Genta is to view him as a master bracelet designer. He seemed to know how to blend an elegant and legible dial with the perfect bracelet. At the time Genta became involved in the design, product design for fake watches was just as significant as product design of, for example, automobiles. Everyone had them and used them, so because of the wide variety of these items, people were genuinely interested in unique designs.
The movement is a fine example of what you should look for in a simple yet high-end sports watch. What makes the caliber 324 S C impressive beyond its high-level of finishing is its thin profile. The movement is just 3.3mm thick, and in all, the Nautilus remains a water resistance of 120m despite being just 8.3mm thick. The automatic rotor is in solid 21k gold, which actually means it weighs enough to keep the winding efficiency high. Well, Patek Philippe’s strongest reason to back the steep cost of the Nautilus is how many steps it takes to manufacture and polish the case and bracelet.
As far as I am concerned, the Nautilus is a perfectly made, modern sports watch for guys who are equally unlikely to wear their watch into the water today as they were in the past. The replica Patek Philippe has maintained the same Nautilus archetype while continuing to make it a more efficient and reliable timekeeper. However, I prefer to see a Nautilus 2.0 that transports the concept of a luxury sports lifestyle watch into the modern era.