If you’re an avid fan of Patek Phillipe watch then perhaps you’re wondering to know that what is the most popular Patek Philippe? Isn’t it?
Here I’m going to give you answer these questions. And you’ll able to know what are the most popular Patek Philippe watches exist in the market now.
Asking a collector of Patek Philippe to name their top references is like asking a parent who their favourite among their kids is. It’s an unreasonable question because each Patek has qualities that can be respected and enjoyed. However, all have their favourites when pushed.
Taste and tastes are constantly changing, and this is why it is so exciting to explore the scope of Patek’s historical development. The scope of the history and portfolio of Patek Philippe suggests that there is a Patek watch for various tastes, but the demand shows that certain models are undoubtedly the favourites of the collector.
All of this demonstrates that, at all price points, there are top-quality Patek references. So here are our top Patek watches and watches that are no longer being made.
What Are The Most Popular Patek Phillippe Watches?
1. Patek Philippe 3712/1A Nautilus
The Nautilus 3712/1A, released in 2005, marked the second deviation from this trend: it was the first Nautilus to feature the base caliber 240. For a limited period, reference 3712/1A was manufactured, representing a rare and highly collectable transitional Patek Philippe. Shortly after their publication, reference, 3712/1A was discontinued.
Exclusively made in stainless steel, the 3712/1A features a horizontal grooved gradient blue dial. The power reserve complication, an interesting asymmetric positioning that adds to the charm of the reference, is shown between 9 and 12 o’clock. It features all the typical signs of a time-only watch, with Nautilus hands and applied hour-markers.
With bevelled, polished, and granular surfaces, the case and bracelet of this Nautilus 3712/1A are excellently finished. There is almost no stretch in the steel bracelet, with smooth central connections. Despite the additional complexity, the 3712/1A maintains a slim profile at 42 mm in diameter and 8 mm in thickness.
The reference 3712/1A is operated by the 240 PS IRM C LU in-house caliber of Patek Philippe. It has 29 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, a self-compensating flat equilibrium spring, and a monometallic equilibrium shock absorber mechanism.
This Patek Philippe Nautilus 3712/1A is accompanied by a Certificate of Origin certificate confirming the selling of the watch on 10 September 2005.
2. Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref 5711/1A
The Ref 5711/1A Patek Philippe Nautilus is the most coveted steel luxury sports watch in the world. In 2006, to mark the Nautilus’ 30th anniversary, the Patek Philippe Ref 5711/1A debuted. It was an immediate success with collectors and has since gone on an upward course, as you can see. The exclusive 40mm porthole-shaped case is bigger than the original one. And it’s 8.3 mm thick.
The embossed black bleu or silver-white dial is surrounded by an octagonal-shaped bezel. The horizontal lines that some refer to as the “garage door” lead to it. Particularly on the version of the white dial. There is a luminescent coating on the white gold baton-shaped hour markers. Ditto for hands with the central hour and minute. At 3 o’clock the date appears in a window.
This is just as straightforward from an aesthetic point of view as a three-hander with a date gets. Ultimate restraint workout.
A sapphire case-back shows the production Caliber 324 SC inside on the reverse. This self-winding movement integrates many of the inventions of Patek Philippe. The above holds the oscillations at a rate of 28,800 hourly vibrations.
Fitted with a 21K gold central rotor, the movement has a power reserve of 45 hours. The execution is therefore beyond reproach. For good reasons, this movement bears the Patek Philippe seal.
3. Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
As the company acquired the patent for its perpetual pocket watch calendar mechanism in 1889, using this extraordinary invention, it marked the beginning of further achievements for the brand.
The combination of this complication with another, the chronograph, which created the now-iconic Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, is the most remarkable of these.
In 1941, the launch of Reference 1518 not only introduced the world to the brilliant combination of two complexities but also paved the way for the company to come up with complicated timepieces that were serially made.
Reference 1518, a discovery at 35 millimetres, had twin openings at 12 o’clock, two chronograph registers at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, a circular date indicator, and a moon phase at 6 o’clock, respectively. These outstanding features were the design plan for the most significant timepieces of the company.