Editor’s note: It’s been quite a week for the Patek Philippe Nautilus. First, it had to deal with the*stinging news*that our very own Sandra Lane no longer desires it. Which was quickly followed by claims that it had murdered collectors, in a manner of speaking. Sandra was not alone in her views. Time+Tide’s social channels lit up like a proverbial Christmas tree, with people complaining that there were no Patek models under*their tree either. Despite having great relationships with ADs, despite offering to pay over retail, and so it went. And then, in a*visual today that’s doing the rounds on Instagram,*somebody has helpfully put together a chart of exactly how much more each model costs on the grey market vs RRP. It caused us in the office to*ask the question: Is the*Nauti really that nice? Is it really THAT good a steel sports watch? We eu-Google-ised it and*came across this story written by David Chalmers from a whopping four years ago. The conclusion? Yep. It’s all*that. Always has been. Likely always will. Enjoy this torturously attractive, and thorough, tribute to why the Patek Philippe IS*the Ultimate Steel Sports Watch. * * ** In the rarefied air of the high-end sports…

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