The perfect replica Patek Philippe Nautilus sports watches is the stuff of legends. Originally designed by the one and only Gerald Genta, the Nautilus hit the markets in 1976 in the form of the Ref. 3700, one of the pioneers of the luxury sports watch genre. Over the years, Patek Philippe’s resident sports watch line has evolved mechanically and aesthetically while largely retaining its iconic design. Perhaps the most familiar cheap fake Patek Philippe Nautilus sports watches to the current crop of enthusiasts and collectors is none other than the Ref. 5711. Featuring only the time and date, the Ref. 5711 has always been (and continues to be) one of the most sought after wristwatches in the world, even more so than its complicated siblings. In a move seemingly to extend the life of the Ref. 5711, Swiss made Patek Philippe replica watches had quietly given its movement an update back in 2019. This was soon followed by rumours and later confirmation by Patek in early 2021 that the Ref. 5711 was to be discontinued. After the announcement, two swansong variations emerged, one with an olive green dial in stainless steel, the other – the true final Ref. 5711 – with a Tiffany & Co signed Tiffany blue dial also in stainless steel. As they say: save the best for last.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5811/1G
By 2022, the end of the Ref. 5711 was sealed, with all traces of the reference removed from the brand’s current catalogue. The successor of the Ref. 5711 was presented in mid-October, ushering in a new era for the historical sports watch. Here, we bring you the details and our honest thoughts on the new high quality US copy Patek Philippe Ref. 5811/1G watches in white gold with blue dial, the next generation of the Nautilus sports watch.
The Case, Dial, and Hands
As its reference number would suggest, the debuting top replica Patek Philippe Ref. 5811/1G watches is crafted in white gold. From afar, it doesn’t look like there’s any differences between the cases of the retired Ref. 5711 and the new Ref. 5811. Indeed, the changes are subtle. Firstly, the Ref. 5811 has a larger case – a negligible 1 mm increase in diameter compared to the Ref. 5711. The second alteration has to do with case construction; where the Ref. 5711 has a modern three-part construction, the Ref. 5811 has a two-part construction – a nod to the original 1976 Nautilus model. This new design comes hand-in-hand with a patent-pending pull-out piece lever system that enables the winding stem to be removed dial-side. This is essential because a two-part case means there is no case back entry.
The case is matched with a white gold bracelet, now with a new patented fold-over clasp. It features four independent catches and a novel lockable adjustment system that allows one to easily adjust the bracelet by two to four millimetres. Everything else pertaining to the exterior remains unchanged, including its exceptional finish.
The new wholesale fake Patek Philippe Ref. 5811 watches is fitted with a sunburst blue dial (embossed as usual) that gradates towards black on the periphery. The applied hour markers and rounded baton-style hands are all rendered in white gold and coated with luminescent material. The date display at 3 o’clock, highlighted by a white gold aperture frame, is inscribed in the “40 years” font.
Driving the AAA Patek Philippe Ref. 5811 replica watches is the 212-part, in-house Calibre 26-330 S C. The Calibre 26-330 S C is the successor of the Calibre 324 that powered the Ref. 5711 up until 2019. The movement comes with the usual Patek Philippe trappings of the proprietary Gyromax balance and Spiromax hairspring. It also comes with stop-seconds, a functionality that was missing in the Calibre 324. The Calibre 26-330 S C has a power reserve of 35-45 hours and operates at a modern 4 Hz frequency.
Finissage on the Calibre 26-330 S C is what you’d expect from luxury Patek Philippe super clone watches: top notch. The most eye-catching part of the movement is the gold central rotor decorated with circular Geneva waves and an engraving of the Calatrava cross. On the bridges are linear Geneva Waves, with edges that have been beveled and polished. The screws that secure these bridges are polished while the base plate is decorated with evenly spaced perlage.