Patek Philippe launched its first Nautilus model in 1976. At this time, luxury sports watches are expected to be as thin as possible and made of gold, so this large steel watch with its brawny ship's porthole design is completely novel.
The first model of the collection is the Ref. 3700/1; a Swiss patent is awarded for its water-resistant case (up to 120 meters).
The first ladies’ Nautilus model is launched in 1980 – the Ref. 4700/1 in steel, gold, and bicolour versions.
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