Many collectors have been waiting for the successor to the Patek Philippe Ref. 5711 and the Ref. 5811/1G-001 Replica Watches was dutifully unveiled by Patek Philippe in October 2022. There are similarities and differences between the two models, but one particular aspect has returned: the gradient blue sunburst dial, although in a slightly different hue compared with its predecessor.
The Nautilus Ref. 5811/1G-001
The new flagship Nautilus is now one millimetre bigger, going from 40mm to 41mm. It’s also housed in white gold instead of stainless steel. This is a novel change, as past Cheap Ref. 5711G Replica watches did not offer a bracelet. The last white gold Nautilus Jumbo with a bracelet was the short-lived Ref. 3711G, which preceded the Ref. 5711.
This is not the only throwback to the Ref. 37xx Nautiluses. The Ref. 5811/1G-001 also features a two-part case construction, which differs from the Ref. 5711’s three-part case. A two-part case combines the case back with the middle. Without a caseback that can be opened, a movement can only be removed from the watch on the dial side.
Patek Philippe Replica Watches Swiss Made has managed this by designing a lever system to pull out the winding stem, so the movement can be taken out from the front of the watch. Further changes to the watch include the secure fold-over clasp and a new lockable adjustment system to extend or reduce the length of the bracelet by two or four millimetres.
The watch is driven by the Luxury Patek Philippe Replica Calibre 26-330 S C, which was also used in the final series of the Ref. 5711/1A-014. This automatic movement was first introduced in 2019 and based on the Calibre 324. They share a number of technical improvements, most notably a stop-seconds mechanism and a LIGA-etched nickel-phosphorous gear for the smooth running of the seconds hand.
It’s interesting to see some details of the new Swiss Patek Philippe Replica Ref. 5811/1G-001 originating from the Ref. 3700, which is the grail for many Patek Philippe collectors and Nautilus lovers. By recalling the past and updating it with technical innovation, it draws on the rich history of the OG Nautilus while highlighting the new reference.