The design concept for the Nautilus watch was first presented to Patek Phillipe by watch designer, Gerald Genta in 1974 and took two years until the final parts of the creation were agreed on. 1976 marked the year of the first Patek Phillip Nautilus watch. Its broad octagonal bezel with rounded edges were a distinct feature of the watch, along with the horizontal embossed dial which gave the unique design a sporty elegance. Both male and female lovers of Patek Phillipe watches are able to enjoy the Nautilus watch collection. The watch is often dressed on a metal link bracelet to match the materials used in the overall case design, be that stainless steel and gold, platinum, solid gold or stainless steel.
Patek Phillipe Nautilis watches are all designed to the same level of care and quality standards as the rest of their watch collections. All the hand finishes of each watch are carried out at Patek Phillipe's manufacturing house in Geneva, along with the development of their in-house made movements which offer the very best in precision and accuracy. The meticulous finishes on a Nautilus watch are what makes it so special to the touch and to the eye. Smooth polished executions create a smooth feel against the skin, adding to the luxurious demeanour of each timepiece. As one of the most loved of sports watches, the Nautilus watch will always be cherished as a classic collectable piece. Despite its sporty appeal, the watch doubles up as a dress watch for evening use, as well as completing a smart look with daytime attire or uniform.
The horizontal embossed finish on the dial of a Nautilus watch not only adds depth to the instrument but demonstrates some of Patek Phillipe’s most intricate of cutting edge technology. The effect is applied via a highly complex machine method which donates a sense of depth to the surface for time-reading throughout the day and long into the night. When the Nautilus collection first launched it caused quite a stir with its broad 42mm stainless steel case which looked hefty and bold on the wrist. It soon become a world-wide favourite and to this day is loved for its chiselled profile and masculine elegance. Whether you're in search of a watch for wearing every day of the week or looking for a timepiece that will complete an elegant evening suit by night, the versatile Nautilus watch is sure to tick every box.
Other characteristics of a Patek Phillipe Nautilus watch include its rounded porthole-inspired dial which adds to a classic and timeless look on the wrist. Its simple and spacious dial layout promotes easy time-reading with a set of chunky luminous- coated baton hour indexes and a visible set of central hands. The date aperture at 3 o'clock adds a level of functionality to the timepiece – one that will be appreciated by those in need of a companion to help keep track of all those important dates throughout the year. If you would like any additional information on watches from our Nautilus watch collection here at Berry's, our sales team and watch experts are always on had to provide extra help and advice.