Case size: 42 mm
Movement: automatic, caliber 324 SC
Year: circa 2017
Crystal: sapphire crystal
Bracelet: integrated original bracelet, folding clasp, ref. A384EBP
Reference number: 5711/1A-011
Serial number: 7.028.872
Case number: 6.172.043
Accompanied by: certificate, box, paper box
For detailed condition report, please contact specialist.
The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, Bukowski’s does not guarantee the future working of the movement and please note that a service may be required, at buyer’s expense.
390 000 SEK
36 600 EUR
35 100 USD
The designer of the Nautilus, Gerald Genta have told that he designed the watch that was later named Nautilus during the Basel Trade Fair:
-"I was at the restaurant of a hotel and some people from Patek were sitting in one corner of the dining hall, while I was sitting alone in the other corner. I told the head-waiter: “Bring me a piece of paper and a pencil, I want to design something” and I designed the Nautilus while observing the people from Patek eating! It was a sketch that I completed in 5 minutes".
The inspiring idea was the shape of a porthole, like those that could be found on transatlantic liners. The patented case was formed by a solid backcase/middlecase monobloc and the distinctive octagonal bezel secured to it by four lateral screws to ensure water-resistance. Each of the eight sides of the bezel were subtly curved to trace a perfect arc of a circle, a subtle detail making a big difference from a design point of view.