The Collectors Circle stands for collectibles. Patek Philippe stands for collectible watches. So, we absolutely have to write about the first Grand Complication in Patek’s Nautilus collection – we are talking about none other than the Patek Philippe 5740G.
The masterpiece was introduced at Baselworld 2018 and it has been one of the most popular watches of the Nautilus collection ever since.
The 5740G is the most complicated watch of the Nautilus collection but it has the same measurements as the simplest one – the 5711. The diameter (10-4 o’clock) is 40 mm, while the height is 8.42 mm (slightly thicker). The case is made of white gold and features a sapphire-crystal case back. The strap is made of white gold as well and opens/closes with the Nautilus fold-over clasp with security push buttons and a new design.
The ultra-thin mechanical self-winding movement, caliber 240 Q, features the day, date, month, leap year and 24-hour indication by hands. What we like about the dial is the bright and strong blue (much lighter than for the 5711) which looks like the color of the sea when the sun shines into the aqua blue water – just magnificent!
The suggested retail price is CHF 108, 000 but the market price is approximately CHF 195, 000 due to the high demand and limited quantity which is a similar context for all the Nautilus pieces.
It is quite amazing that Patek has managed to build a perpetual calendar in the same case as the 5711, 5712 etc. It’s not really common for a sports watch to feature a perpetual calendar (whether it is a necessary feature or not is a different story…) but Patek proved once more why the Geneva based brand is a pioneer in fine watchmaking.
A fun fact here is that Gerald Genta who is the designer of the most iconic Patek Philippe, the Nautilus, is at the same time the designer of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. It’s impressive that one guy designed two of the most iconic watches in the history of horology. If you’re someone who is new to fine watchmaking, make sure you know the Grandmaster Gerald Genta’s name!
We are looking forward to seeing what’s next for the Nautilus collection. Maybe a tourbillon? Imagine this, a Patek Philippe Nautilus Tourbillion… We, from The Collectors Circle, love the idea of it.
retail price CHF 108, 000 but the market price is around CHF 195, 000
no limitation confirmed
40 mm diameter wide & 8.42 mm thick
When to wear:
Although it is made of white gold, for a non-watch enthusiast it would look like a normal sports watch so you wouldn’t be overdressed. You can easily wear this beautiful masterpiece at any occasion – even if it’s only a simple and casual afternoon with your friend drinking some wine in a nice bar/restaurant in the city center.
What we love about the watch:
The 5740 is the thinnest perpetual calendar by Patek yet fits in the same as case as the 5711. This shows Patek is not yet done with the Nautilus collection. We are sure more innovations are coming.
Images: Monochrome, https://monochrome-watches.com/patek-philippe-nautilus-perpetual-calendar-5740g-review-price/