Insider: Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5980. The Most Elegant Chronograph.

Here we are reviewing another iconic Nautilus reference. This time, is the turn for one of the most elegant chronographs out there. This elegant piece available in stainless steel or rose gold, offers a wide variety of dial colors in order to please even the most demanding watch lifestylers. The rose gold version is fitted with a black-brown dial and an alligator strap with rectangular scales and a deployant buckle that is very comfortable and easy to operate.

Classy, modern, timeless and functional, the Nautilus chronograph includes the best of both worlds. With a sporty look but a dressy character, it's a timepiece that commands attention and outstanding wrist presence. Its black-brown dial looks either milk chocolate brown or black depending on the lighting conditions. The chronograph pushers are subtly disguised with the overall design and construction of the case and they are very easy to use.

Fitted with caliber CH 28-520 C, this elegant chronograph registers hours and minutes for up to 12 hours with a single counter at 6 o'clock and a date aperture at 3. The movement, with a power reserve of up to 55 hours is very nicely decorated with the traditional Côtes de Genève finish prevalent on other Patek Philippe movements. Its large case with a diameter of 40.5mm is solid, masculine and very comfortable. The case sits very nicely on top of the wrist if you have a flatter shaped wrist. The strap is perfectly finished and the hand stitching in light brown creates the perfect symphony of accents and contrast.

This watch is a must have in any watch collection where class, perfection and character happen to be the common denominators. Sticker price on this beauty only $64,000.

Posted on April 9, 2013 and filed under Patek Philippe.