13.02.2020 - Patek Philippe

Why We Love The 5740G Nautilus Perpetual Calendar

When it was unleashed at Baselworld 2018, the 5740G caused quite a stir among collectors and has proved one of the most popular timepieces within the Nautilus collection.

But what’s all the hype? Is it worth the £91,000 price tag?

We say… a resounding yes.


Offering a sophisticated blend of sports appeal and technical wizardry, this is a truly remarkable watch – and most definitely one of our favourites of all time, here at Sell My Patek Philippe.

This is the first Grand Complication in the Nautilus collection – the 5740G is Patek Philippe’s thinnest perpetual calendar.

The stainless-steel masterpiece boasts a self-winding caliber 240 Q movement composed of 275 parts, and it’s hard to believe how slim the case is at just 8.42mm. It’s identical to a reference 5711 in terms of shape and size.

The characteristic design of the bezel is emphasised by vertical satin-finished surfaces that contrast against polished chamfers. The smooth lines are unspoilt, and the bracelet is solid yet so slim. It wears perfectly.

A Nautilus through to the core, it’s got all the tell-tale signs including the blue dial, luminous applied markers and hands and polished finishes.

Three subsidiary dials of the perpetual calendar (day of the week and 24-hour dial at 9 o’clock, month and leap-year cycle at 3, date and moon-phases at 6) sit neatly around the rounded octagon of the dial.

The subdial for the date is slightly larger than the other two and houses the moon-phase indication which is accurate to 122 years.

Its 27-jewel movement provides a power reserve of 48 hours when fully wound while beating at a frequency of 21,600 vph.

Another thing we do love about the 5740G is the white gold bracelet. It has polished central links alternated with satin ones which look suave. But the best thing is the level of comfort on your wrist. This watch has a new, patented fold-over clasp.

Its four independent catches are perfectly designed for opening and closing as there is no way to unintentionally release with clasp segment to leave your watch dangling round your wrist.

And we’re not the only ones who can’t get enough of this wristwear. Celebrity fans include actor Mark Wahlberg and rapper, Drake.

If you’d like to get your hands on a 5740G our sales team can help. Alternatively, we are also interested in buying your Patek Philippe, so contact our friendly experts here today.