During our recent Baselworld trip, we wanted to scout out some special watches specifically for the ladies. I say “specifically” because all watches can be worn by ladies. If you’ve been a fan of KeepTheTime for a while, you know that we don’t believe there is a such thing as a man’s watch. With that said, there is a such thing as a ladies-only timepiece, and we think we found the epitome of ladies luxury in this classy Patek Philippe Nautilus.
Women look great in the standard Nautilus, and the Aquanaut is another excellent choice for ladies. But for the woman who wants something just for her, and with a perfect fit for her wrist, the 35.2mm diameter Nautilus pictured above is perfect. Picture perfect.
Patek didn’t spare any gold in this timepiece. It’s all rosy from case to bracelet, crown to clasp, bezel to hands and markers. Gold. Gold. Gold.
Aside from the gold, there are 56 diamond stones set in the bezel, totaling out to about 0.67 ct.
Many ladies watches are quartz. Women deserve mechanical movements too! This Nautilus is powered by a self-winding automatic movement, caliber 324 S C. It is comprised of 213 parts, beating in unison at 28,800 vibrations per hour. It has up to a 45 hour power reserve, do you can switch it with another piece for a couple days without having to set the time again. This watch has a sapphire exhibition style caseback allowing you to take it off, flip it over and stare at the movement in moments of boredom.
The dial is available in silvery or dark brown opaline with gold markers that have lume applied. Many ladies watches also assume that women don’t need lume. They need lume as much as any guy. This Nautilus has you covered. The date is conveniently and placed at 6:00 while not causing in imbalance in the layout of the dial.
Overall a stunning ladies piece for someone that wants more than a Datejust or ladies Aqua Terra, but not quite a typical “men’s” size luxury watch. Remember the mentions of gold above? This timepiece will run you $47,600 USD retail.