Editor's note: I'm hoping that we can mark 2019 down in the history books as peak Nautilus-mania, but there's another part of my brain that isn't quite so sure. Either way, your odds of walking into ye oldie AD, dropping down some fat stacks and walking out with this complicated beauty, the Patek Philippe's Nautilus Ref. 5740, are veering heavily toward the 'none' on a spectrum of slim to none. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try. Here's Sandra's review …* One of the big surprises of Baselworld 2018 was Patek Philippe's decision to add a grand complication model specifically a perpetual calendar to the Nautilus line. Or was it? Nautilus-with-complication is an old story (travel time, chronograph, annual calendar have all featured over the years) and the pre-Basel rumour mill was promoting the 'perpetual' idea pretty heavily. So when Patek unveiled the ref. 5740 there was a definite sense of "Surprise what surprise?" Vital statistics The movement is one of Patek's all-time greats: the ultra-thin self-winding calibre 240 Q *also found in the current collection in the Calatrava-cased ref. 5327. It's essentially the same movement that was introduced in the landmark ref. 3940 in the mid-1980s…

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