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The blue dial replica Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph Ref. 5976/1G 40th Anniversary Limited Edition, a chronograph in white gold that’s the largest serially produced Patek Philippe wristwatch ever made, likely Patek Philippe’s response to the popularity of large sports watches from the likes of Richard Mille and Audemars Piguet.
Measuring 49.25mm in diameter including the crown, or 44mm from corner to corner of the bezel, the ref. 5976/1G is essentially an enlarged version of the original Patek Philippe Nautilus chronograph ref. 5980. The ref. 5980 and its successor, the Nautilus Travel Time ref. 5990, are both only 40.5mm from one corner of the bezel to the other.
To accompany the larger case, the chronograph register at six o’clock has been proportionately enlarged, making the three elapsed time tracks easier to read. The outermost track counts the hours, then the minutes in the inner two tracks.
The hour marks and hands are 18k gold, while each hour index is set with baguette- or princess-cut diamonds totalling 0.29 carats. Just under the 12 o’clock marker is a single line of anniversary text reading “1976 – 40 – 2016”.
The white gold Patek Philippe Nautilus chronograph copy watch has a dial made of brass and coated dark blue, and finished with the model’s trademark horizontal stamping.