While the new white gold Nautilus 5811 is the one grabbing everyone’s attention, there were also three other new Nautilus’ released that aren’t just the same watch in a new material. Two rose gold models and a steel model. That steel model will have everyone drooling.
Starting with the rose gold ref. 5712/1R-001. This one features a new colour and material combination with a brown sunburst dial with black gradation encased in rose gold. It has several functions including small seconds, date, moon phase, and a power reserve indicator. This is a beautiful looking watch, and you would think, ‘Of course, it’s a Nautilus, not hard to make an already beautiful shape beautiful,’ but the other rose gold variant doesn’t quite manage it.
The ref. 7118/1300R-001 has baguette diamonds on the bezel and dial. Already alarms bells are going off because there has yet to be a bejewelled watch that looks better than its pure metal counterparts. It’s no different here. The cognac and champagne-coloured stones are beautiful but makes this look like an old man’s watch. It’s almost as if the cognac was intentionally meant to match an old man in his study drinking brandy, smoking a cigar, and avoiding his wife. If you’re into that, then this watch is for you. Naturally, this lifestyle isn’t cheap, and neither are both rose gold variants with a price tag of $82,796 USD (~$132,150 AUD).
The sure to be fan favourite has to be the steel chronograph. The ref. 5990/1A-011 has everything people want in a Nautilus plus well-balanced complications. You’ve got a simple date function, flyback chronograph, and the travel time function that keeps track of two time zones on two separate hour hands, a signature for AP. There are even little day-night indicators for local and home time. It’s a little larger than the rose gold variants at 41.5mm, but you’ve got to fit those complications in somehow. This is also cheaper than the other two at $68,603 USD (~$109, 500 AUD).
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