The legacy of the Patek Philippe Nautilus continues to grow with the announcement of its newest form – the 5811/1G-001. Cosmetically almost identical, the 5811 is a nuanced update that sees a 1mm increase in case size, a new lockable adjustment system in the bracelet (expandable to four mm), a new pull-out piece lever system that replaces the split stem, and most of all, it is now made in white gold.
Those fortunate enough to have a 5711 handy for comparison will also notice a richer tone of blue on the sunburst dial with a black gradation to the periphery. Heading back to its roots with the first Nautilus of 1976 and its two-part case, the new version drops the three-part build for the former which enables it to sit at 8.2mm in height. The date window aperture is now framed in white gold to match the exterior as well.
While at first glance the 5811 looks almost identical, details say otherwise — think of it as a more refined Nautilus in precious metal. This watch is powered by Patek Philippe‘s 26-330 S C movement, has a decent water resistance of 120 meters and is priced at $63,500 USD. There’s no news yet on the type of numbers Patek will produce for this one.
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