40th Anniversary Watch (40 mm)
Patek Philippe Nautilus Specifications:
Brand Name: PATEK PHILIPPE
Brand Origin: Swiss
Collection Name: Patek Philippe Nautilus
Model Number: 5740/1G-001
Movement Origin: Swiss Automatic
Watch Shape: Round
Case Diameter: 40mm
Case Material: Platinum/ White gold
Bracelet Material: Platinum/ White gold
Bezel Material: Platinum/ White gold
Dial Window Material: Anti-reflective sapphire
Back Dial Material: Transparent Sapphire Glass
Glass: Sapphire glass
Clasp Material: Platinum/ White gold
Display Type: Classic analog
Watch Calendar: Perpetual calendar
Special Features: Screw down crown
Moon Phase Dial: Yes
Water Resistant By Depth: 60 Meters
Band Size: Standard
Bracelet Size: Standard
Year Of Manufacture: 2019
About Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world with an uninterrupted watchmaking history since its founding. Patek Philippe is a Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer founded in 1839. Located in Canton of Geneva and the Vallée de Joux.
Patek Philippe is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers in the world. It designs and manufactures timepieces as well as movements, including some of the most complicated mechanical watches.
Over the years, notable Patek Philippe timepiece owners include Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II, Pope Pius IX, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Pablo Picasso, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, J. P. Morgan, Walt Disney, Asa Griggs Candler, Dalai Lama, Marie Curie, Vladimir Putin, Nelson Mandela, Christian IX, Queen Isabella II, Prince Albert, Leo Tolstoy and many more.
Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication was the world’s most complicated mechanical watch until 1989. Currently it holds the title of the most expensive watch ever sold at a auction, Sold around 24 million US dollars.
In 1868, Patek Philippe created the first Swiss wristwatch for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary. In 2001 Patek Philippe opened the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva.
Patek Philippe manufactures its own watch components. Like other Swiss manufacturers, the company produces mostly mechanical movements with automatic or manual winding mechanism, but has also been producing quartz watches. Patek Philippe popularized complications such as perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph, and minute repeater in mechanical watches.
In 2009, the company announced that all of its future mechanical timepieces would be imprinted with the Patek Philippe Seal which requires a precision of -3/+2 seconds per day for diameters no less than 20 mm and -5/+4 seconds per day for diameters less than 20 mm, surpassing the highest industry standard of watch manufacturing and thus abandoning the Geneva Seal.
Nautilus Time Piece: Patek Philippe introduced the Nautilus collection in 1976 after deciding it was time to produce an exclusive sport watch with finishes of the highest quality. The Nautilus collection played a key role in Patek Philippe’s overall marketing strategy as it had to refresh the brand image while perpetuating tradition. The Nautilus wristwatch has become one of the most popular collections from Patek Philippe.
Sky Moon Tourbillon: Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon wristwatch was introduced in 2001. The wristwatch has two dials and contains 12 complications including tourbillon, minute repeater, sky chart, and moon phase & orbit. Sky Moon Tourbillon was the most complicated wristwatch from Patek Philippe until 2014, and is one of the most important wristwatches manufactured in the 21st century. It is estimated that only 3 – 5 pieces are made each year. Every purchase of the piece requires an application from the buyer and has to be approved by Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern.
World Time Time Piece: Patek Philippe World Time collection was introduced in 1939. The “World Time” complication is able to show the time for all 24 time zones on the same watch and was invented by Swiss watchmaker Louis Cottier in 1930s. As of 2018, Patek Philippe World Time collection holds 6 spots among the 58 world’s most expensive watches sold at auction.
Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Time Piece: Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph was introduced in 1941.
Calatrava Time Piece: Patek Philippe launched the first Calatrava model in 1932, which was designed by English horologist David Penney who was influenced by the Bauhaus art movement in Germany. Calatrava time pieces have been a flagship model of Patek Philippe since its introduction.
Patek Philippe created the most complicated mechanical watch ever made, for its 150th anniversary. Only four pieces of were ever manufactured by Patek Philippe. On Their 175th anniversary Patek Philippe introduced the Grandmaster Chime in 2014, with 20 complications but no tourbillon. Only seven pieces of were ever created. Buyer has to be approved by Patek Philippe.
One of Patek Philippe’s company slogans are “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.” The slogan was introduced when the company launched its “Generations” campaign in 1996.
Patek Philippe is known for their perfection on their time pieces in watch manufacturing.