Launched in 2006, the Nautilus 5980 was the first chronograph version to be added into the collection, powered by Patek’s first in-house automatic movement that made its debut that same year. Although the 40.5 mm nautilus ref. 5980 has two push hands on its case, which is the case for most traditional timers, the dial is cleverly designed to include only a sub-table that is suitable for past minutes and hours. Compress the timing function into a single register, leaving enough room for the 3 o ‘clock date window.
There are currently three versions of the Nautilus Chronograph ref. 5980, full rose gold, rose gold with a leather strap, and two-tone rose gold and stainless steel, all water-resistant to 120 meters and operating with a power reserve rating of 45 – 55 hours.
The Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph ref. 5900 was added to the collection in 2014 as an evolution of the ref. 5980. Apart from the chronograph function, the ref. 5900 also boasts practical travel time complication. The travel time is Patek Philippe’s approach to a dual-time luxury replica watches with both the local and reference time hour hands placed at the center where the latter is skeletonized for differentiation. What’s more, there are also “Home” and “Local” day/night windows at 3 and 9 o’clock, respectively, not to mention the local date sub-dial at 12 and the elapsed minutes chronograph counter at six.
Particularly available in stainless steel, the 5990/1A’s case measures 40.5mm in diameter, decorated with a pair of chronograph pushers on the right and a pair of pushers on the left to jump the hour hand in one-hour increments.
In 2018, Replica Patek Philippe introduced the first grand complication model to the Nautilus lineup in the form of the Nautilus Perpetual Calendar ref. 5740/1G-001. Not only is the combination of Patek’s signature complication with the sporty Nautilus silhouette a powerhouse pairing, but it’s also worth pointing out that the 40mm case of the ref. 5740 only measures a mere 8.42mm thick owing to the ultra-thin Caliber 240 Q inside the case.
The Nautilus Perpetual Calendar’s case was water-resistant and could reach 60 meters. The case was made of platinum, and the bracelet was made of platinum. In contrast to its white, precious metal appearance, the sunlit blue dial is home to three subdials representing the day, day, month, leap year, phase, and 24-hour indication.
Although there are female models of Nautilus and special reference stones for ammonites, these are the six main references for the current male Nautilus series. Whether in simple time/date form or as a complex perpetual calendar, Patek’s famous sports watch’s unique design is an instantly recognizable one.