The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 is dead, long live the 5711. While news broke that Patek would discontinue its most desirable model, arguably the most coveted watch in the world, earlier this year, the brand is already pushing its replacement out to center stage. As part of the kickoff of Watches and Wonders, the industry’s biggest trade show, Patek announced a quartet of new Nautilus models, including the successor to the navy blue 5711.
The star of the show is the 5711/1A-014, identical in nearly every way to the watch that came before it but for one key difference: the Nautilus is switching out its traditional blue dial for one in olive green. If you’re new to the world of watch collecting, that might not sound like much. But in an industry that obsesses over millimeters, this change is enough to set the world on fire. This is