There has never been a doubt that Patek Philippe replica is a master of watchmaking. And this year, its Watches & Wonders releases only attest to that more and more. These new pieces proved that Patek didn’t need the 5711 in its lineup to make waves. Recently, Watchonista had the opportunity to get hands-on with the novelties, and here is our take.
5711/1300A – A Fond Farewell
While the green dial has, so far, been omnipresent in 2021, Patek Philippe also embraced this trend for the swansong of its famous steel case copy Patek Philippe Nautilus ref.5711, giving the 5711/1300A an olive-green dial enhanced by the iconic embossed horizontal motif. However, the dial color reminded me of vintage Patek Philippe Nautili (Nautiluses?) when seen in person with their beautifully patinated blue dial.
The real showstopper is the famous octagonal bezel set with 32 flawless Top Wesselton baguette-cut diamonds (approximately 3.6 carats). Making it more unique, each of the 32 diamonds has a slightly trapezial shape to fit perfectly on the round corners of the octagonal bezel. To some, the choice of one of the most expensive cuts of diamonds may appear somewhat odd on stainless steel bracelet copy Patek Philippe timepieces. However, I would like to think that it is the perfect way to bid a fond farewell to such an iconic reference.