Inside we still have the in-house and amazing self-winding Patek grade 324 S C visible through the case back. Of course we are likely to see Patek’s Gyromax balance and finishing to Patek’s own in-house standards. The energy reserve of this caliber is in 45 hours.The real charm of this Nautilus (or the Royal Oak, for the thing) is the totally incredible, epic finishing on the case and bracelet. I actually feel that a Royal Oak or Nautilus is one of the greatest watches to educate a young watch enthusiast about case completing because you can see so many distinct sorts of casework in one spot, all in a well-known and simple to wear package. Have a look at the mirror polishing onto the bezel and case edges, as you have incredible brushing on the flat surfaces.The dial of the 5711/1R is a gorgeous chocolate brown, that can be seemingly all the rage with rose-gold watches. While hardly original, I can not hate on the choice whatsoever — it seems great. Also, if you look closely, you can see that this isn’t a fundamental brown dial — it is actually gradiated between light and dark brown. The 5711 is a 40 millimeter case that’s waterproof to quite a commendable 120 meters.The new Nautilus in rose gold comes in at $51,000 plus it began to hit authorized dealers a month in restricted quantities. If you want this piece, I advice that you get in touch with your AD shortly because with new Pateks, then they’ll be difficult to monitor for the near future. More on it here.Earlier this week we showed you the first details of this brand new Patek Philippe 5990A, that’s the new Nautilus chronograph with traveling time performance. Now we’re back to show you the photos from when we went hands-on with this supremely functional and exceptionally slick modern Nautilus. Here are the live details and pictures.
At Antiquorum’s upcoming Hong Kong sale, a diamond encrusted Patek Philippe Nautilus Cheapest Replica ref. 3800 with an unusual history will go under the hammer. Gifted to a Yakuza boss, this Nautilus is hardly the typical auction house offering.
As provenance gives a watch character, then this Patek Philippe has it in spades. As a watch it’s garish but also rare: a yellow gold Nautilus ref. 3800/108, the most heavily bejewelled reference of the mid-sized Nautilus. This one is entirely set with diamonds, plus three ruby baguettes for the hour markers. Even more unusual than the watch itself is its past ownership; it was originally gifted to Jiro Yanagawa, a Japanese underworld boss whose notorious life was later documented in print and film. Born in Korea, Yanagawa arrived in Japan as a child. Like most other Korean migrants in Japan, Yanagawa started out rough and joined a gang in Osaka. He eventually set up his own outfit, the Yanagawa-gumi, which at its peak had several thousand men. Eventually relentless police pressure and bloody gangland rivalries caused Yanagawa to disband his organisation, and he embarked on a second career. He became a goodwill ambassador between Korea and Japan, as well as becoming the founding commissioner of the Japanese branch of the International Boxing Federation (IBF). Yanagawa died in 1991 and was subsequently the subject of a book that was turned into a 2002 film.
|The case back engraving indicates it was a gift to Jiro Yanagawa|
The Patek Philippe is lot 392 in Antiquorum’s upcoming sale, with an estimate of HK$600,000 to HK$1m (US$80,000 to US$120,000).