Watch collectors who feared that the Patek Philippe Nautilus replica in stainless steel had become a thing of the past with the discontinuation earlier this year of the blue-dial 5711/1A-010 need fear no longer. For just as Watches & Wonders kicked off on April 7, Patek revealed a new steel Nautilus – Ref 5711/1A-014 – but this time with its ridged dial in olive-green sunburst.
Whether you’re a “green” or a “blue” person, there’s no doubt that the new colourway suits the Gérald Genta-designed Nautilus perfectly – though perhaps it doesn’t work quite so successfully on the perfect fake Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref 5711/1300-001, which features a bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds; time will tell. In almost all other respects, though, this is familiar territory for the 5711: the 4Hz 26-330 S C automatic calibre with Gyromax balance and Spiromax silicon balance spring, which offers 35-45 hours of power, has been in use for the past couple of years. The 12-bar water resistance, applied hour markers and hands in white gold, and an eminently wearable 40 x 8.3mm case size are equally par for the course.
Aside from the new dial colour, then, nothing has really changed with the “entry- level” Nautilus. As discreetly classy as the green dial replica Patek Philippe online ever was, it will also be impossibly difficult to get hold of: back in 2019, the New York Times reported an eight-year wait – if, that is, you could even get on to the list. As word has it that, green dial or no, this is the final year of production for the 5711, all we can say is: in your dreams.