In 2006, Patek Philippe celebrated the 30th anniversary of its iconic Nautilus line of wristwatches. It released four new models that year, updating its luxury sports watches for a new era. However, it wouldn’t be until four years after that when the Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5726 was unveiled. This would be the first time the annual calendar it features in other timepieces would be displayed in one of its stainless steel watches.
The annual calendar was only something Patek Philippe began including in its other wristwatches just two decades earlier. It caught on quickly, and demand soared for it. Its sophisticated design made it possible to differentiate between when a month had 30 or 31 days. The annual calendar only needs to get adjusted a single time every year, on March 1st. For the executive types out there who also head out to the bar or dinner, this is quite a helpful feature. The redesign that the Patek Philippe Nautilus has gone through now appeals to younger timepiece connoisseurs.
If you are familiar with the Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711, then you will notice the Ref. 5726 model looks essentially the same, at least in terms of style and dimensions. The diameter is 40.5 mm, and it also comes with a little extra thickness given the addition of the annual calendar. The Patek Philippe Nautilus sports a very prominent dial display that is remarkably easy to read. Also, you receive three apertures with the Ref. 5726: two under the 12 to denote the day and month, as well as one at the 6 for the date. Additionally, there is a sub-dial that displays moon phases, along with a 24-hour indicator. This timepiece is sleel, stylish, and simple, while looking incredibly alluring with its gradient blue dial.
Speaking of gradient blue dials, these are regularly added to Patek Philippe models. Given how great they look, this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. As far as other blue dials go, they cannot compare with the Patek Philippe Nautilus gradient blue design. It’s incredibly eye-catching, shifting gently from blue to black. This freshens up a classic style with a modern touch.
Comparing the Ref. 5726 with the previous model, the dial's layout is virtually the same. Within the interior is the automatic caliber 324 that contains the annual calendar feature. You can clearly see it thanks to the brilliant sapphire case-back, which also sports a 21K gold rotor. There are refined decorations that are all part of the Patek Philippe appeal.
Now that you are probably sold on this extraordinary timepiece, you may want to know the Patek Philippe Nautilus price. Currently, it is being offered for approximately $50,000. This is a rare gem to get a hold of, so when you see one available, we suggest seizing the day and taking the opportunity while it lasts. Otherwise, you may be waiting for a long time to get your hands on one.