Patek Philippe's Nautilus collection was launched in 1976. This collection is best known for its powerful design and dependability. The unparalleled design of these models is uniquely formed to imitate the universal shape of a porthole, which is found commonly in most maritime vessels. Simply stated, the timepieces in the Nautilus collection are sophisticated, timeless, and sporty. The first model was the Nautilus 3700/1, and it is one of the most coveted timepieces at auction to date. The original design was a pioneer of its generation of timepieces. While most watches were slim and made of gold, the Nautilus 3700/1 was first released in steel and was quite bold, durable, and distinct in comparison. The newer members of the Nautilus family draw inspiration from the original and maintain the traditional, stylish, and casual design with subtle and carefully considered modifications. Most models in the series are water resistant up to 120 meters. Both the functionality and the comfortable design make these timepieces ideal for daily wear. While all of the watches in the Nautilus family mimic the original porthole shape, over time, graphic enhancements have been added to create a more luxurious timepiece. Intricate bezels are one feature that has been incorporated into many of the newer models, including the option of diamonds or special engravings. An increased number of functional options have also been made available on newer Nautilus models, such as date features and chronographs. Over the past thirty years that the Patek Philippe Nautilus line has been in production, it has done nothing but sustain its original quality and grow in popularity. To celebrate those thirty years, Patek Philippe unveiled its newest Nautilus lineup, which represents a more contemporary rendering of the original classics.
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