The Patek Philippe Nautilus made waves when it was first introduced in 1976. For the first time, the conservative watchmaker introduced a true sports watch, and not only that – it came in steel when most watches were in precious metals and it was priced steeply.
On the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus in 2006, Patek introduced the ref. 5711. It was faithful to the design of the original Nautilus (ref. 3700) all while incorporating contemporary styling and a new in-house movement.
It’s important back story, combined with utilitarian function and a timelessly elegant design, reignited interest in the Nautilus. Today, the 5711 is the most valuable steel sports watch in the market and is said to have a wait list of 8-12 years at authorized dealers.