On the dial, we all see the chronograph register at 6 o’clock, and, very similar to that on the Aquanaut Travel Time, it features a pointer-date, positioned on the top part of the dial. The date sign is joined to the local time, which is your travel destination. When traveling, it could be adjusted both backward and forward, to adhere to the date of the time zone where you’re. On the right and left on the dial are just two small apertures, which signify day and night in both the local time zone and the home time zone. The chronograph pushers — to start, stop and reset to zero — are all located on the left side of this scenario, exactly like about the Chronograph Ref. 5980/1A. 5990/1A has only one 60-minute counter. While you won’t have the ability to quantify how long intercontinental flight required anymore, the altered subdial is cleaner and easier to read. With the additional pointer-date enroll, that is a good thing.On the left-hand side of the case are two pushers for changing the local time zone when you’re traveling. Design-wise, Patek Philippe did very well here, since these pushers seem like the typical “ears” of the case. But, adding them pressured Patek to change the model’s typical two-part situation for a more traditional three-part case. Although the whole case construction has shifted, the diameter remains 40.5 mm and the case is still water-resistant to 120 meters. Additionally, the overall case thickness is little greater (the official data is not supplied) than the 5980’s depth of 12.6 mm. When we watched the first images, we “feared” the watch would be too thick and too busy on the dial. After trying it on the wrist, we’re convinced that our fears were groundless.
The subject of rumours before Baselworld 2018, the Nautilus Perpetual Calendar ref. 5740/1G is now here, becoming the first perpetual calendar in Patek Philippe’s line of sports watches.
Powered by the tried and tested cal. 240 Q movement, the Nautilus Perpetual Calendar is in 18k white gold with a matching bracelet.
Rated to 60m, the case is 40mm in diameter, the same as the base model Nautilus ref. 5711, and 8.42mm high. Notably, the corrector pushers for the calendar are symmetrically located on the lugs and one of the “ears” of the case.
The dial is a pale metallic blue with the signature horizontal motif that’s a trademark of the Nautilus.
Price and availability
The Nautilus Perpetual Calendar ref. 5740/1G is priced at US$119,070.