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Sir Lewis Hamilton – Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph

Sir Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain, who is regarded as one of the best Formula One drivers of all time, wears the discontinued rose gold Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph. This timeless classic of classics features a 40,5mm wide case and a black chronograph dial with gold applied hour markers.

Overall Watch Description

The Patek Philippe Nautilus reigns supreme in the world of high-end sporty timepieces. You might waste an entire day reviewing pages of heated text debating the watch’s qualities compared to the others. However, there is something unique about the Nautilus that makes it stand out from a relatively sophisticated perspective. Feel free to express yourself.

The Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph is a sports wristwatch,’ but it is not meant to replace the G-Shock or Garmin GPS timepiece. It dates from a time when there were “dress pieces” (usually slim, antique watches in gold frames) and “sporty watches,” which were bigger and bolder.

With its 40.5 mm casing, the Patek Philippe Nautilus is ideal when it comes to size and wearability. The black gradient dial, which changes color based on the illumination, is actually a smokey brown or graphite gray. The rose gold fitted indicators with luminous material, as well as the monocounter chrono-white register’s accents, create just the appropriate contrast ratio. There will not be any less or more.

Eight 18k rose gold hourly markings adorn the gorgeous brown pattern dial. The hourly and minute markers are made of 18k rose gold with Superluminova finishes. Besides, they are leaf-shaped.

Additionally, this timepiece has a satin-brushed surface with complementing perfectly polished portions all around the bezel, crown, case, case back, bracelet, and chamfers. This makes it among the best-looking 18k rose gold pieces ever seen. In other words, a Nautilus can compete with any Audemars Piguet Royal Oak or Royal Oak Offshore in terms of ultra-special finishing.

The mechanical Patek Philippe Chrono caliber CH 28-520 C featuring 12-hour monocounter chronograph powers the Patek Philippe Nautilus. The 327 exquisitely crafted pieces, 35 diamonds, and 13 bridges make up the caliber. When ultimately wound, the caliber has a power reserve of 55 hours and beats at a rate of 28,800 vph. It is clearly visible through the display window rear.

The Geneva quality emblem is applied to the movement. With unidirectional spinning, the core rotor is made of 21k gold. A four-arm Gyromax balance featuring four inertia blocks is used. Breguet created the Balance Spring.

The bracelet is a visual pleasure and incredibly pleasant to wear, as it is properly built and very robust. This is unlike the band on the stainless steel model. As a result, the watch fits true to the size of the wrist and has a strong wrist appearance. Simply wait until you put it on to see and experience it for yourself.

There are pieces made of 18k rose gold, but then there are timepieces like the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Overall, there are 327 pieces in this remarkable and groundbreaking wristwatch.

Market price: $360,000.00 USD
Watch reference: 5980/1R-001

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