Baselworld 2014: Two ticking surprises provided by Patek Philippe

 

The Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001

The new Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph melds casual elegance with convenient multifunctional complications in an exemplary manner. For the first time, Patek Philippe presents its 1976 cult model with a chronograph and two time zones – a totally new combination in the manufacture’s portfolio. The two correctors, which adjust the time zone up and down in one-hour increments, are so seamlessly integrated in the case flank at 9 o’clock that the typical porthole contour of the Nautilus design remains uncompromised. To make the chronograph even easier to use, its two pushers were shifted closer to the crown. The black dial with the brighter-to-darker gradation and the classic horizontally embossed pattern now features day/night indicators for both time zones, an analog date at 12 o’clock, and a 60- minute at 6 o’clock to assure optimized legibility.

The novel combination of six complications required the development of a new calibre. The self-winding movement CH 28-520 C FUS movement is revealed by the sapphire-crystal case back. The Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A is worn on a stainless steel bracelet with a fold-over clasp. It enriches the collection of complicated Nautilus timepieces and replaces the Nautilus Chronograph 5980/1A launched in 2006.

 

Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001
Patek Philippe CH 28-520 C FUS
Patek Philippe CH 28-520 C FUS
Patek Philippe CH 28-520 C FUS
Patek Philippe CH 28-520 C FUS
Patek Philippe CH 28-520 C FUS
Patek Philippe CH 28-520 C FUS
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001
Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Ref. 5990/1A-001

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  • The Steel Calendar is nice – it reminds me of the F.P. Journe Centigraphe, and it’s good to see Patek adding a bracelet to the collection. But the 5990 is a real step-up. I think the way they have integrated the pushers into the case at 9 o’clock without disturbing the look of the extant Genta design is a real accomplishment. Great reporting on BaselWorld 2014 so far Alex! Thank you.

  • Wow, truly great watches.
    The 5960/1A is a killer though. I am not going to sleep well tonight.
    I want it!

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