Patek Philippe Nautilus Photomontage  0 Comments


While I have respect for the marque Patek Philippe, I think the attention and fan base for the brand has little to do with its quality rather than the myth and marketing behind it. This is not to say that there isn't any quality behind it. The fanbase seem to have a fanatical faith in its watch making quality as well as it capability to retain its financial value. I think some of the Patek's high end pieces deserve such dedicated following but in my opinion, not all are made with equal finish, treatment and complexity.
One model in Patek's range intrigued me for some time. The Nautilus somehow did not appear to me to be an attractive timepiece in the images I had seen before - until now. I was invited by my gentleman friend, learned purist and renowned collector to have a look as well as an opportunity to photograph it.
I was pleasantly surprised how it looked in the metal as well as on the wrist. Its a braceletted sports watch aimed at being understated. Slim to the extent of being described as a thin watch by today's standards. Finished to an extent that is expected of the top three brands. I would easily now happily describe the Nautilus as a handsome watch. Not necessarily beautiful by any standards but one that cooly understated by those who unfamiliar with it but lusted by those who are fanatical about the brand. This extremely popular and well supported in the secondary market, making it a smart choice for those who wish to keep their investment value.
However personally for me, I do not find myself as readily excited about the watch as a Patek fan but I do understand now what their excitement is about.
Do have a look at my images and consider for yourself whether you think the brand deserves the fanatical support.

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