For me this Patek Philippe Nautilus watch was the best Patek Philippe
watch introduced for 2010. It wasn't totally original, nor did it have a crazy complex Patek Philippe movement - but it does have a manly appeal that I prefer. In fact, almost no other Patek Philippe watches from Baselworld even felt as though they were made for men this year. My second most favorite? The lady's Nautilus watch that was introduced last year - but I digress. For 2010 Patek Philippe placed their Caliber 324 S QA LU 24 H (Jesus, is that really the name of the movement?) automatic triple calendar movement in a Nautilus watch. The look just works. So well in fact that I think this watch will steal sales from the other Nautilus Ref. 5712 calendar watch that was introduced a while ago. This is due to the eye-pleasing symmetry of the classic triple calendar layout. The Annual calendar has the month and day of the week in little adjacent windows on discs, a date window at the bottom, and a subdial below for as moon phase indicator and a 24 hour time dial. A great layout that mixes things up a bit and doesn't detracting from reading the time. This is also apparently the first triple calendar watch from Patek Philippe in a steel case.
The style of the watch and the case is all Nautilus in a 40.5mm wide case (water resistant to 120 meters). While the case is in steel, the hour markers and hands are in white gold. The dial is beautiful and easy to read - an instant classic that immediately fits in with the rest of the Patek Philippe Nautilus collection. Now if they only made a version a bit larger at about 42-44mm wide... The only strap available is the black alligator you see here. No metal bracelet it seems the price for the Ref. 5726 watch is likely to be about $40,000 when it is available soon.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review