Five Alternatives for Nautilus 5711 and 5712 by Watchfinder – The Hype Magazine
Hot on the heels of Patek Philippe confirming that the Nautilus 5711 in steel will be discontinued this year, the rumor mill is now suggesting that the 5712 in steel will also be removed from their portfolio.
In response Watchfinder & Co., the pre-owned watch specialist shares their thoughts on some possible alternatives to the 5711 and 5712 that might just fill the void.
Check out Watchfinder’s top five suggestions outlined below
In 1997 Patek Philippe was busy diversifying its offering, looking to build on the success of the Nautilus. As part of this the design of the Aquanaut was updated to fit more with the trends of the era. Removing the so called “ears” of the case, placing it on a rubber strap and giving the piece more of a rugged quality with what is described as the “grenade” ridges on its dial, the Aquanaut is a close relative of the 5711 and just a little more casual.
In 1976 the IWC Ingenieur was reborn, amidst the infamous quartz crisis. The same time period also birthed the AP Royal Oak and the Patek Nautilus. In fact, all three watches were also designed by the same man, Gerald Genta. Of the three watches the IWC stands out as the friendliest on the wallet, without compromising on any of the design cues of a true Genta classic.
The third member of the so called “Holy Trinity” (along with Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe). These three watch makers are regarded as the crme de la crme of Swiss watchmaking. Why not pull out all the stops and up the game a little with a Rose gold Vacheron Constantin Overseas? Rest assured you will not see many others wearing one.
Like many titans of modern watchmaking the look and feel of the Piaget Polo is rooted in designs from the 1970’s. A dress watch with a rough and tumble attitude, the Polo will slip under the cuff of a dinner jacket or a bomber jacket with ease and draw only the right kind of attention.
The most complicated Rolex ever produced. Carrying an annual calendar and a dual time-zone complication (without having five different dials) the Sky-dweller sets the bar for intelligent yet understated design. Also, coming in at 1/6th of the price of the now discontinued 5711, the Sky-dweller allows you the option to purchase more than one new toy for the same budget!