Four years ago, on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, the entire Patek Philippe Nautilus …
Until 2006, the Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref.5980 replica watch had seen some evolutions and the implementations of several complications.
The Nautilus 5980 relies on the same 3-part architecture as the 5711 and 5712, with an overall same design. However, the case is slightly larger at 40.5mm (from 10 to 4, instead of 40mm), and chronograph obliged, it features 2 pushers at 2 and 4. It is water resistant to 120m, just like the 5711 and has a sapphire caseback. The dial, which still has its gradient blue color, the horizontal grooves, the same indexes and hands, remains quite sleek, thanks to a rather specific display. On the contrary of standard chronographs with two or three sub-registers (small second, 30-minute, 12-hour), the Nautilus 5980 has one single co-axial sub-dial for the elapsed minutes and hours. The Nautilus Chronograph 5980 doesn’t feature any running second.
However, all of them have been displayed complications, in addition to the time, but none were related to a timing function. We’ve seen the winding zone indicator (IZR for Indication de Zone de Remontage) on the ref. 3710 and later the moon, date, small second and power reserve on the 3712. In 2006, Patek adds to the Nautilus a complication that goes entirely in the concept of luxury sports watch; a chronograph. It was named mens Patek Philippe ref. 5980 copy watch and it features the ingenious and modern calibre CH 28-520.
It was in 2006 Patek’s first ever self-winding chronograph developed and manufactured in-house (at that time). This calibre was launched in two versions: an annual calendar version, in the ref. 5960P and for the Nautilus, Patek chose to have a simpler display, without the annual calendar function, with a simple date at 3. However, the chronograph mechanism, the base calibre and the display of the elapsed time are the same.
The Calibre CH 28-520 C that powers the Nautilus 5980/1A is a modern, complex and innovative piece of haute horlogerie. We’re talking about integrated architecture, with automatic winding (to go in line with the sporty vocation of the watch), with column-wheel, vertical clutch and Patek’s usual innovations (Gyromax, Spyromax…). The power reserve is between 45 and 55 hours. The movement is finished to high-standards (Geneva seal and later Patek Philippe Seal).
It is thicker too, at 12.16mm. However, compared to some other luxury sports chronographs, its proportions remain relatively easy on the wrist. Note that the steel 5980 is now discontinued. Several other versions have been launched, including the 5980/1R (rose gold, bracelet, gradient black dial), the 5980/1AR (rose gold and steel, bracelet, blue dial) or the 5980R (rose gold, leather strap, brown dial). These 3 are still in collection. Due to the addition of the chronograph function and the movement that goes with it, the Swiss fake Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 is slightly bulkier than the time-and-date or the moon-and-date versions.