Patek Philippe Unveils 7 New Models in November 2023
As the year almost comes to a close, Patek Philippe surprises us once again. Remember earlier in March/April 2023, during the prestigious Watches and Wonders event in Geneva? That was when Patek Philippe and other watch brands like Rolex also showcased a stunning array of watches, from their Grand Complications to the Nautilus, Calatrava, and Gondolo collections. It was an impressive display that captured the attention of watch enthusiasts worldwide.
Now, in November 2023, Patek Philippe has wowed us once more. This time, Patek Philippe unveils 7 new models on two of their most cherished collections – the Aquanauts and Nautilus. They've unveiled 7 new models, and let me tell you, they certainly make a statement. They're eye-catching, to say the least. But as with anything, they might not be everyone's cup of tea. You see, every design has its admirers and critics. Some of us might fall head over heels for them, while others might not be as impressed.
Are you intrigued yet? Let’s dive right in and discover these 7 new models without further delay.
The First of Its Kind: The Minute Repeater in the Aquanaut Collection
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5260/1455R-001 and 5260/355R-001
The headline grabber is undoubtedly the first-ever minute repeater in the Aquanaut collection. This is a big deal because minute repeaters are one of the most complex and admired features in watchmaking. This watch is part of the Aquanaut Luce ladies model, and it's available in two luxurious versions. Both are crafted in rose gold and adorned with a vibrant mix of multicolored sapphires and dazzling diamonds, combining modern casual chic with sophisticated elegance.
Patek Philippe introduces a standout piece in their women's line: the Aquanaut 5260/1455R. This Grand Complication is not just a watch; it's a jewel, featuring the brand's first minute repeater in the Aquanaut Luce collection.
Adorned with 130 baguette-cut diamonds (8.66 cts) on the dial and 779 multicolored baguette-cut sapphires (45.05 cts) on the bezel, case sides, and bracelet, this watch showcases a breathtaking rainbow effect through an invisible setting.
The face of the watch is equally impressive, with a diamond hour ring, multicolored sapphire hour-markers, and hands set with a ruby and a blue sapphire. The transparent case-back reveals the intricate self-winding R 27 caliber with its classic gongs, a hallmark of the minute repeater's sophisticated mechanism.
This self-winding Aquanaut Luce model, the first to feature a minute repeater, showcases an exquisite array of gems: 52 multicolored baguette-cut sapphires, 112 baguette-cut diamonds, and 160 brilliant-cut diamonds.
The watch's unique bezel design is accentuated by two rows of diamonds and multicolored sapphires, expertly set using the "invisible setting" technique. This creates a striking visual effect.
The dial is a masterpiece in itself, with a center of invisibly-set baguette-cut diamonds and a snow-set brilliant-cut diamond hour ring. Complementing this are the 12 multicolored sapphire hour-markers, mirroring the rainbow gradient of the bezel.
Enhancing its versatility, the watch is paired with three ultra-resistant composite straps – in shades of matte beige, matte white, and vibrant red.
The Nautilus Haute Joaillerie Line Adds Three
White Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 7118/1451G-001, 7118/1452G-001, 7118/1453G-001
In addition, the Nautilus Haute Joaillerie line is expanding with three new models, each showcasing the exquisite "snow setting." This unique setting creates a stunning effect, much like the shimmer of snow under sunlight, thanks to the close placement of numerous small diamonds. These watches offer a choice of additional gemstones – blue sapphires, red rubies, or green emeralds – each adding its own character to the design.
The Nautilus ladies' watch debuts in a dazzling white gold Haute Joaillerie version, set with 1,500 brilliant-cut diamonds (6.53 cts) and 876 blue sapphires (6.58 cts), accentuating its iconic design.
The case, bezel, and bracelet showcase the intricate snow-setting technique. Its white gold dial features a diamond-set wave pattern and white gold hour-markers with blue sapphires. Inside, a transparent sapphire case-back reveals the self-winding 26-330 S caliber.
The bracelet is secured with the patented Patek Philippe fold-over clasp, enhanced with four independent catches.
Patek Philippe's new white gold ladies’ Nautilus Haute Joaillerie showcases its gemsetting expertise with 1,500 brilliant-cut diamonds (6.53 cts) and 876 rubies (6.58 cts).
Using the snow-setting technique, the watch exudes unmatched sparkle. The white gold dial features a diamond-set wave motif, typical of the ladies' Nautilus collection. The self-winding 26-330 S caliber is visible through the sapphire case-back.
The bracelet includes the Patek Philippe fold-over clasp with four independent catches for security.
Patek Philippe's new ladies’ Nautilus combines elegant sports design with Haute Joaillerie, featuring 1,500 brilliant-cut diamonds (6.53 cts) and 876 emeralds (3.68 cts).
The snow-set case, bezel, and bracelet, with emerald-set details, enhance the Nautilus's unique geometry. The white gold dial showcases a diamond-set wave pattern. Inside, the self-winding 26-330 S caliber is visible through the sapphire case-back.
The bracelet includes Patek Philippe's fold-over clasp with four secure catches.
Elegant New Ladies’ Nautilus Models
Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 7010R-013 and 7010/1R-013
Completing this autumnal collection are two new ladies' Nautilus models. These pieces are crafted in elegant rose gold and feature a beautiful purple design. They are the epitome of style and sophistication, perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
Patek Philippe has given a fresh and sophisticated makeover to their women's Nautilus quartz model. This refined version features a 32 mm rose gold case, complete with a beautifully gem-set bezel.
The watch's dial catches the eye with an elegant wave pattern in a rich purple lacquered color, a hue that's also mirrored in the ultra-resistant composite strap. This strap, showcasing a textile motif, is complemented by a rose gold Nautilus fold-over clasp.
The watch's small case, notable for its iconic porthole-like design, is distinguished by a blend of polished and satin finishes. Adding a sparkle to its octagonal bezel are 46 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 0.8 carats, enhancing the watch's luxurious appeal.
Introducing a novel take on the women's Nautilus watch, Patek Philippe presents Reference 7010/1R-013. This model is powered by a quartz movement and enclosed in a 32 mm rose gold case, paired seamlessly with a matching bracelet. The standout feature is its lacquered dial, adorned in a striking purple hue and showcasing the signature wave pattern of the Nautilus collection.
The dial is designed for clear readability, with applied Arabic numerals and hour-markers, along with hours and minutes hands, all crafted in rose gold. Adding a touch of elegance to the watch is the bezel, which sparkles with a row of 46 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 0.8 carats.
The bracelet comes equipped with the patented Patek Philippe fold-over clasp, incorporating a new lockable adjustment system for added security and comfort.