The Nautilus launches, 1976

Patek Philippe launches its first Nautilus model. At this time, luxury sports watches are expected to be as thin as possible and made of gold, so this large steel watch with its brawny ship’s porthole design is completely novel.

The first model of the collection is the Ref. 3700/1; a Swiss patent is awarded for its water-resistant case (up to 120 meters).

The first ladies’ Nautilus model is launched in 1980 – the Ref. 4700/1 in steel, gold, and bicolour versions.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Mechanical self-winding movement
  • Caliber 324 S QA LU 24H/303
  • Annual Calendar
  • Day, date, month in apertures
  • Sweep seconds hand
  • Moon phases and 24-hour dial
  • Screw-down crown
  • Strap: alligator with rectangular scales, hand-stitched, matt black
  • Fold-over clasp
  • Water resistant to 120 m
  • Steel
  • Case diameter (10-4 o’clock): 40.50 mm
  • Dial: black, gold applied hour markers with luminescent coating
  • Sapphire-crystal case back

MOVEMENT

  • Mechanical self-winding movement
  • Caliber 324 S QA LU 24H/303
  • Annual Calendar
  • Day, date, month in apertures (in-line apertures)
  • Center sweep Seconds hand
  • Moon phases
  • Diameter: 33.3 mm
  • Height: 5.78 mm
  • Jewels: 34
  • Bridges: 10
  • Parts: 347
  • Power reserve: Min. 35 hours – max. 45 hours
  • Balance: Gyromax®
  • Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz)
  • Balance spring: Spiromax®
  • Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal

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