The best replica blue dial Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1P is an interesting watch with a curious history. It existed off catalog in the Patek repertoire for a while.
But seeing the watch in real life, on the wrist, on the hand, and even under the loupe we tend to agree with Patek’s description more than the speculation of naysayers who have only seen the photographs. The two-line anniversary citation “40” and “1976–2016” is quite subtle, and was only apparent when the light hit the dial at certain angles. And even then it recedes into the background and as the citation is the same colour as the rest of the dial, it blends in quite harmoniously with the against a backdrop of the horizontal Nautilus embossing. When we were handed the stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus copy watch, and started our first look, we thought we were handed the off-catalog version. The manufacture described it as a ‘very discrete’ feature. Initial reactions from many to the press photographs had labelled the inscription to be excessive.
Click here for that review. In that review, we considered the various 5711 models, and concluded that the 5711/1A in stainless steel (retails for S$ 32,700) is very highly sought after and should be on the shortlist of any serious collector. But the 5711/1P remains the most desirable, as it was the rarest. And was a very much sought after member of the 5711 family. We reviewed the 5711/1R earlier.
The diamond markers, 12 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 0.34 ct are also very discrete. At first glance, they looked like polished gold appliqué lozenge shaped makers. But close examination reveals the diamonds on their white gold mounts. As is common with platinum Pateks, there is an additional small Top Wesselton diamond embedded on the case between the bottom lugs to indicate its nobility.
Patek specifies the case to great detail in their technical data sheet. The case diameter (10 to 4 o’clock): 40.00 mm, the width (9 to 3 o’clock incl. crown): 44.05 mm, the length (lug to lug): 44.00 mm and the case height: 8.3 mm. We thought it a bit unusual for Patek to release the full dimensional specifications. Typically they either say the case diameter (measured from 10 to 4 o’clock, like the 5711/1A or 5711/1R which is also 40.0mm, or the width from 9 to 3 o’clock as in the first generation Nautilus, the 3700/1A which is 42 mm.
The number which most critics use to say watch is humongous is the 44.05 mm dimension quoted by Patek. The original Nautilus of 1976 was also labelled as humongous, and known as the Jumbo for its case proportions (42 mm case diameter as measured from 9 to 3 o’clock). Perhaps justifiably so by the norms of the day. The nice Patek Philippe 5711/1P copy watch is only marginally 2.05mm larger, and actually wears like a 40mm case as the case actually is 40.0mm diameter, not counting the side “ears”. And actually no larger than the regular 5711.