In 2016, the Patek Philippe Nautilus series replica watches UK collection turns 40 years old, and a lot of the brand’s fans have been wondering what the important luxury Swiss watchmaker would come up with to mark the occasion. Today, we know the answer to that, and it is very large, gold, fitted with diamonds, and surprisingly not costing more than $100,000. For those who appreciate Patek Philippe for its mostly conservative sizes and understated design… you might want to wait for another anniversary. This limited edition item is a watch which is all about celebrating luxury watches of the modern era – and that means lavish appointments, large sizes, sporty looks, and unapologetic ostentation. So, without any more delay, here is the highly anticipated Patek Philippe Nautilus 40th Anniversary 5976/1G.
You have read that right in the title, the Patek Philippe Nautilus 40th Anniversary 5976/1G fake watches UK will come in a massive, 49.25-millimeter-wide, 18-karat white gold case – and it will be limited to 1,300 pieces. 50 millimeters wide, no matter how you look at it, is large not just for a Patek Philippe watch, but any modern luxury watch. Things do look a bit different when considering the 10-to-4 o’clock diagonal measurement of the case which is a more reasonable 44 millimeters, while lug-to-lug the 5976/1G measures in at 49.60 millimeters. That’s the kind of lug-to-lug size that most 42 millimeter-wide round watches have, so wearability should be sort of OK – but the wrist-presence will still be more than substantial (and incomparable to most other Patek watches).
Sure, the Nautilus name and the nickname “Jumbo” do go hand in hand ever since the mid-1970s, but at near 50 millimeters in diameter, the new Patek Philippe Nautilus 40th Anniversary 5976/1G takes it to the next level. In other words, when Patek Philippe originally debuted the Nautilus with reference 3700/1A in 1976, its 42mm size quickly earned it its “Jumbo” nickname – because at the time that was huge for a watch.
Its purpose was a thematic follow-up to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (from 1972) which started the era of the luxury steel sports watch. Both the famed Royal Oak and the Nautilus were designed by the late iconic watch designer Gerald Genta. Yes, we know this watch is not in steel, but it sure doesn’t have to be given what Patek Philippe is trying to do with it.