#5 Its most popular model, the 5711/1A, is faithful to its ancestor, the original Nautilus 3700.
There will always be a market for Nautilus made of precious metals, especially those that are more complicated or have more ornate designs. However, the most coveted Nautilus today remains a steel model – the ref. 5711 to be exact.
The ref. 5711 was just one of 4 watches launched for the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus in 2006, but it was the one that resonated most with collectors. When placed side by side with the original Nautilus ref. 3700, the resemblance is uncanny, and perhaps that is what makes it so popular.
The modern ref. 5711 watch best sums up what the Nautilus is for collectors: a bold but sleek sports watch, with a semi-round case, a blue dial, and a stainless steel construction – just like the 3700 was.