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 Post subject: My dream Patek Philippe
PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:57 am 
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To me this is the most stricking model patek ever made, relatively large at 43MM, balanced dial, very usefull feature set, and unbelievable workmanship!!!

Nautilus Annual Calendar Ref. 5726

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What is an annual calendar? Many watches display the date, month and date on their dial. But since some months have only thirty, twenty-nine of twenty-eight days, you need to adjust the date at least five time per year. A annual calendar is a mechanism that automatically takes into account the varying number of days in each month so that the watch displays the correct date each month without the need of adjustment. A annual calendar watch will only need correction on March 1, on non-leap years.

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I agree that it's a very useful complication - makes life a lot easier on short months. I'm not a big fan of the Nautilus case, but I do think that the dial is very clean - it's a very readable way of showing the calendar and moonphase.


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Two words...

Get it!

Beautiful example of Patek at it's finest.


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a real beaty, do you know if it can be put on bracelet too?


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a real beaty, do you know if it can be put on bracelet too?


Yes, not for me though.

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While I totally respect PP for their watch-making, I'm just not a massive fan of their styling, BUT if I was going to have one, this would be it. It's a good size for a Patek, and even though it's got the semi-perpetual calendar it's still got a nice clean dial.

Nice find Altair - when's it going to suddenly appear in your collection? :poke: These things have a habit of doing that! :wink: :lol:

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I like it Altair but it's not my favourite Patek (not that that matters :wink: ). Do you have it already? Pics and a review please including wrist shot :wink:

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We all have to disagree on something. 8)

I'm a big fan of almost all the watches in your collection, Altair, but the Nautilus does nothing for me.


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Altair --

That Nautilus is a beauty. It's one of the few Pateks that would look reasonably normal on my massive wrist. But the price! Oy!! But if you can swing it, fantastic. :)

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I love the Nautilus just as much as Gerald Genta's other spectacular creation of the same time - AP Royal Oak. Were money not an object I would have the RG white dial RO chrono on brown croco and and the Nautilus above.

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