A number of years back, Patek Philippe nautilus yupoo replica watches introduced a new Ref. 5980/1A with a white dial (such as laymen: that is the Nautilus Chronograph). We at Monochrome Watches were somewhat surprised to discover, at Baselworld 2014, that Patek had already discontinued the steel 5980/1A version and replaced it with a steel Nautilus Chronograph with another time zone, like the one in the Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5164.
Since we’re talking about Patek here, productions numbers are somewhat low, and this reference is currently a very rare bird which we anticipate to become quite collectible. Even though the additional steel 5980/1A models are not as uncommon (but super-rare in comparison to a Rolex Submariner, for instance), we would not be surprised to see their prices rise today that the requirement can’t be fulfilled at Patek boutiques but only on the secondary market. But now, let us take a look at the version that combined the family 2014, whose additional second-time-zone function works exactly like the one in the aforementioned Patek Philippe nautilus perpetual imitation watch Aquanaut Travel Time, introduced in 2011 (see here).
On the dial, we see that the chronograph register at 6 o’clock, and, very similar to that about the Aquanaut Travel Time, it sports a pointer-date, positioned on the upper part of the dial. The date indication is connected to the local time, and that’s your travel destination. When traveling, it can be adjusted both backward and forward, to follow the date of the time zone where you are. On the right and left on the dial are two small apertures, which signify day and night in both the local time zone along with also the home time zone. The chronograph pushers — to begin, stop and reset to zero — are located on the left-hand side of this case, just like on the Chronograph Ref. 5980/1A. 5990/1A has only one 60-minute counter. While you won’t have the ability to quantify how long intercontinental flight took anymore, the altered subdial is cleaner and easier to read. With the additional pointer-date enroll, that is a good thing.
On the left-hand of this case are just two pushers for altering the local time zone when you’re traveling. Design-wise, Patek Philippe nautilus iced out replica watches did very well here, because these pushers look like the typical”ears” of the case. But, adding them pressured Patek to change the model’s typical two-part case for a more customary three-part case. Even though the whole case construction has shifted, the diameter remains 40.5 mm and the case is still water-resistant to 120 meters. Also the total case thickness is not much greater (the official information is not supplied ) than the 5980’s depth of 12.6 mm. When we watched the first images, we”feared” the watch would be too thick and too busy on the dial. After trying it on the wrist, then we are convinced that our fears were groundless.
Our conclusion: With regards to size and comfort, the 5990/1A is more or less equal to this 5980/1A. However, in terms of operation, the 5990/1A is superior to the older 5980/1A and we believe that this is precisely the kind of watch that many of Patek’s clients — using their daily business-travel life — are searching for.