Patek Philippe debuted lots of great watches today at Baselworld. But, of the highlights, the one that stands out the most is the first ever Nautilus to feature a perpetual calendar. Actually, it’s the first Nautilus to feature any of Patek’s “Grande Complications” – think tourbillon, minute repeater, and perpetual calendar.
In spite of the fact that it is packing the Caliber 240 Q perpetual calendar movement inside, this new Nautilus still manages to be one of the thinnest out there. In fact, at 8.42 mm thick, it’s just a hair taller than the time-and-date ref. 5711, which measures 8.3mm top to bottom and is the watch most people tend to think of when they hear the name “Nautilus.” What’s more, it’s also the thinnest current production watch from Patek to use the Caliber 240Q.
Here’s a look at what makes this watch so special.