The Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711/1A is the ultimate reinterpretation of a 20th-century design icon: a graceful update of the 1976–1982 Nautilus Ref. 3700, Patek’s first luxury steel sports watch. Originally designed by Gerald Genta, its streamlined look was inspired by portholes found on maritime vessels and features fine hand-finished details inside and out.
Without sacrificing the timeless beauty of the original, the Nautilus 5711/1A is filled with innovations, such as greater water resistance (provided by a slightly larger, more robust case), better corrosion resistance (higher-grade steel), and improved comfort (a superior double-folding clasp). As the entry-level men’s Nautilus, demand far exceeds supply, with waiting lists of 1 to 2 years. The shortage indicates the watch’s relative rarity and what appears to be limited production by the brand.