This year, Patek Philippe expanded the iconic Nautilus collection by unveiling a high jewellery version in white fold (the Ref. 7118/1450R-001). This sparkling wristwatch belongs to the brand’s “Rare Handcrafts 2020-2021” collection.
The new Ref. 7118/1450G Nautilus Haute Joaillerie watch is adorned with 2553 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds (~12.69 ct), using the snow setting technique.
To assure perfect legibility, the dial features luminous Alpha hour and minute hands in blackened white gold, and the applied Arabic numerals made of the same precious metal also have a luminous coating.
This timepiece is equipped with the self-winding caliber 324 S movement. Its 21K gold rotor and elaborate finishing can be admired through the sapphire-crystal case back.
The 18K white-gold bracelet combines elegance with snug comfort. The watch features a patented Patek Philippe fold-over clasp that is secured with four independent catches. In the current Patek Philippe collection, the new Ref. 7118/1450G-001 Nautilus Haute Joaillerie in white gold joins the Ref. 7118/1450R-001 in rose gold.
Self-winding mechanical movement
Caliber 324 S
Diameter: 27 mm
Height: 3.30 mm
Power reserve: min. 45 hours
Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding
Semi-oscillation/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Spiromax®
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal
Paved with diamonds, blackened gold applied hour markers and numerals with luminescent coating
18K gold dial plate
White gold, paved with diamonds
Sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistant to 30m
Diameter (10 – 4 o’clock): 35.2 mm
Height: 8.65 mm
White gold bracelet, paved with diamonds
Diamond-set Nautilus fold-over clasp
286 diamonds: ~0.92 ct. (dial)
518 diamonds: ~2.52 cts. (case)
20 diamonds: ~0.03 ct. (crown)
1,729 diamonds: ~9.22 cts. (bracelet)
Total of 2,553 diamonds: ~12.69 cts
About Patek Philippe Rare Handcrafts 2020-2021 Collection
On the occasion of the “Rare Handcrafts 2020-2021” exhibition in June 2021, Patek Philippe launched six exceptional wristwatches featuring artistic decorations such as manual engraving, grand feu cloisonné enamel, grand feu champlevé enamel, grand feu flinqué enamel, manual guilloching and gemsetting.