More than forty years have passed since the introduction of the original Patek Philippe Nautilus and this now classic timepiece, is more popular than ever. Originally unveiled in the mid-1970s and designed by the legendary Gérald Genta, the Nautilus has become a veritable horological icon thanks to its pioneering role amongst high-end, luxury sports watches. Introduced in 2006, the ref. 5712 marked the return of the moon-and-date version of the Nautilus, which was first released a year prior with the ref. 3712.