Baselworld 2018: Patek Philippe 5740 Nautilus Perpetual Calendar Watch

By Jovan Krstevski

This is the very first time that Patek Philippe releases a Nautilus with perpetual calendar, it is quite exciting. The reference 5740G comes in a solid white gold Nautilus case measuring 40 mm across with a prominent QP layout on the dial that displays the month, day, date, leap year, moonphase, and 24 hours cycle.

The classic blue dial with the horizontal ribbing is impressive plus the luminous applied markers, hands and I like the applied batons and Arabic Numerals which make for superior legibility. The finishing is superb, a combination of brushed and polished finishes resulting in a fresher and sportier look.

Technically, it is a non-traditional Nautilus watch, and I like it that way, it is very hard to not get excited about it. Now, biases aside, Patek practically combined 2 great stuff, the Nautilus and the Caliber 240 Q for this incredible release. The Nautilus is popular for the most classic design and of course the quintessential PP movement.

It is also very interesting that the dimension of the watch is at a dressy 40 mm and a mere 8.32 mm in thickness, it definitely falls into the category of svelte watches. I am pretty sure, Patek could have gone larger but anyways, at this size, it is going to be wearing super nice on the wrist. Another interesting fact though is the long wait to have your hands on one of these PP watches. Historically we can use the reference 5711 for reference with its year-long waitlist. For this kind of watch though, it will be worth it.

Then there is the powerful 240 Q movement. It can not be more complicated in such a tiny piece. Its automatic winding also uses micro-rotor which is super cool. There are 27 jewels to the movement beating at 21,600 vph or 3 Hz. Power reserve is a good 38 to 48 hours.

Finally, the new Patek Philippe Ref. 5740 Nautilus Perpetual Calendar wears on an integrated white gold bracelet and is priced at CHF 105,000. For more info, visit Patek Philippe online.