Patek Philippe expanded its collection of complicated Nautilus models, endowing the chronograph with the Travel Time function that indicates the time in two different time zones at a single glance. The new watch combines two highly popular complications and features additional functions for enhanced everyday convenience.
For nearly forty years now, the casually elegant Nautilus has enjoyed iconic status. It melds superb functionality with impressive ruggedness. The physique and resilience of its case have always been among its key characteristics.
The integration of the Travel Time function in the Nautilus chronograph necessitated the redesign of the case and the development of a new movement. Thanks to its characteristic porthole contour with two lateral hinges, the Nautilus case was ideal for this venture. While the right-hand hinge protects the crown, the one on the opposite side was replaced with the plus and minus correctors. Because they precisely follow the original outline of the case, the unmistakable Nautilus design is preserved.
What seems so self-evident as regards the silhouette proved to be a formidable challenge for the case makers: each additional pusher requires a separate bore in the case, yet it still has to be water resistant to 120 meters (12 bar). But the new Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph fulfills all water resistance specifications, reflecting the high-precision manufacturing techniques mastered by Patek Philippe’s case ateliers and the use of latest-generation sealing technologies.