Most of the sports watches you see in the market have rubber materials. Though rubber can protect the inside of the watch, you can only wear it during sports activities. But with a Patek Philippe Nautilus Watch, you can still use it during formal occasions. The materials used in each watch are high-valued metals like gold. Some models also have added diamonds, which makes the watch elegant. It is both durable and stylish. Patek Philippe has proved that you can create fine sports watches with their Nautilus collection. Patek Phillippe has a long history of watchmaking and has numerous inventions. Knowing the company’s history will help you appreciate each of their watches.
Patek Philippe Sports Watch Collection
The Patek Philippe Nautilus collection aims to cater to sports enthusiasts that want a classy watch to wear during their adventures. It is the elegant sports watched collection first introduced in 1976. It has around an octagonal-shaped case, an innovative porthole case construction, and an embossed dial. It is available in stainless steel, rose gold, white gold, or a combination of any two materials and color. Few models come in either black or dark brown elegant leather straps. The collection has available watches for both males and females. They have a deep blue, black, and crisp brown, dark gray, and white background color for the masculine watch models. The ladies will surely love the rose gold and white gold background of the collection watches with bezels designed with diamonds.
Popular Nautilus Watch Models for Men and Women
5711 Nautilus Watch for Men
It is available in stainless steel and rose gold. It is a self-winding watch with caliber 26‑330 movement. It has a date aperture at three o’clock. The stainless steel model 5711/1A-010 has a black-blue dial, a sapphire crystal case back, and is water-resistant up to 120 meters. The case diameter is 40 mm and is 8.3 mm thick. The strap is also made of steel and has a fold-over clasp feature. The rose gold model 5711/1R-001 has the same features as the stainless steel model. They only differ in the primary material used and color. This model has a light or dark brown dial with horizontal line patterns. The hour markers are also made of gold and have a luminous coating. The strap material is rose gold.
7118 Nautilus Watch for Women
This model’s available colors are rose gold and three variations of stainless steel. It has a self-winding mechanical movement, powered by caliber 324, and a date aperture at 6 o’clock. The rose gold 7118/1R-001 model has a silvery opaline dial, rose gold hour markers, and has a luminous coating. The back of the case has sapphire-crystal material and is water-resistant up to 60 meters. The case diameter is 35.2 mm and 8.62 mm thick. It fits well a woman’s small wrist. It has a rose gold bracelet and a fold-over clasp. The stainless steel model 7118/1200A-001 has a blue opaline dial and steel strap. The 7118/1200A-010 model also has stainless steel materials and a silvery opaline dial. The last stainless steel model is the 7118/1200A-011 has a gray opaline and black graduated dial. All models have 56 diamonds in the bezel, and you can adjust the bracelet longer to 2 to 4 mm. All other features and functions are the same in all 7118 models.
Patek Philippe Company History
The company was started in 1839 by its founder Antoine Norbert de Patek and François Czapek. Its first name was Patek, Czapek & Cie. Its co-founder Jean Adrien Philippe received recognition during the Industrial Exposition in Paris in 1844. His invention of the keyless winding and hand-setting system received a bronze medal and was patented a year after. During the Great Exhibition in London in 1851, Queen Victoria of England expressed her appreciation of Philippe’s first keyless watch. The same year the company changed the name to Patek, Philippe & Cie –Fabricants à Genève. Seventeen years after the company achieved a significant milestone in its company history. The Countess Koscowicz of Hungary requested them to create her a watch. It was the first Swiss wristwatch. From 1889 to 1902, the company patented its inventions.
These developments include the precision regulator, pocket watches’ perpetual calendar mechanism, and the first double chronograph. In 1910 they created the iconic “Duke of Regla” pocket watch. They were the first to develop a complicated wristwatch for women in 1916. Also, the company was the first to produce a split-seconds chronograph wristwatch. James Ward Packard, the founder of Packard Motor Car and Packard Electric Company founder, has a Patek Philippe pocket watch named after him. Until now, the company continues to push the limitations of watches and continues to achieve essential breakthroughs that help shape the Swiss watch industry. They moved to a bigger production facility in Plan-les-Oates, Geneva, and built the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva to continue their centuries of watchmaking legacy.
An elegant Sports watch is the theme of the Patek Philippe Nautilus Watch collection. In 1876, the collection underwent various innovations and improvements to cope with today’s time in forty years from its release. Patek Philippe is a famous brand among royals and innovators because of its beautiful designs and precise watch movements. Having a Patek Philippe watch gives the wearer a sense of identity and belonging in elite society. A Nautilus watch is perfect for your adventures and formal social gatherings.