Plunge into the world of the Nautilus and Aquanaut
In 1976, Patek Philippe decided to manufacture a luxury sports watch. Many doubted the ability of the Swiss brand – being known as one of the most prestigious watchmaking manufacturers worldwide – to successfully introduce a luxury sports watch. However, in utilizing the skills of the brilliant Suisse watch designer Gérald Genta, the brand was triumphant in creating a new watch classic: The Nautilus. The Nautilus drew inspiration from the unmistakable shape of maritime porthole vessels.
The first model of the collection to be introduced was the steel Patek Philippe Nautilus Jumbo (Ref. 3700/1) – jumbo referring to the striking size of the 42 mm bezel, which in 1976, was considered to be considerably large. Not surprisingly, the Nautilus discovered its followers and fan base relatively quickly. Today, it is considered one of the most famous models derived from the Swiss manufacturer.
Following the tradition of the Nautilus, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut was presented in 1997. With its rounded, octagonal shape, and waterproof capabilities up to 120 meters, the Aquanaut is reminiscent of its popular predecessor. With accustomed precision and robustness, the Aquanaut exudes a refreshing air of casual chic.