Breaking News: The Patek Philippe Ref. 5711 Nautilus Has Been Discontinued

Breaking News: The Patek Philippe Ref. 5711 Nautilus Has Been Discontinued

After a month of internet (and Instagram) speculation that the 5711/1A-010 was discontinued, it has been confirmed by Patek Philippe HQ directly that the blue-dial version of the Nautilus is, in fact, no mas. While this may seem like pretty boring news, it’s not if you have been following the path of the luxury steel sport watch market, which has taken off in recent years.

The waitlist for the likes of the Nautilus 5711, Rolex Submariner, and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak have become comically long (see all the memes). Rumor has it that the waitlist for the 5711 is (or was) ten years long (yes, ten years long). Which is kind of absurd when you think about it, but also not when you realize that only 30% of Pateks are made in stainless steel per year. It’s still a luxury item, though.

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Luckily, the rose-gold version is still available, so James Stacey will be relieved (phew). However, I am personally sad to see this one go, but I can’t imagine Patek doesn’t have another Nautilus trick up their sleeve. So until we hear more, pour one out for the 5711/1A-010. It was a good run. 

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