The Rolex Forums   The Rolex Watch

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX


Go Back   Rolex Forums - Rolex Watch Forum > Other (non-Rolex) Watch Topics > Patek Philippe Discussion Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 26 March 2014, 09:23 AM   #1
subtona
2020 Pledge Member
 
subtona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Real Name: gus
Location: East Coast
Watch: APK & sometimes Y
Posts: 22,389
"New Nautilus/ Basel / Hodinkee review!!!"

Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph/ 5990/1A
~$57,300

is it a 1 handed chronograph? does the seconds hand have double duty?

is the center hand counting seconds during the routine use of the watch

or

does the minute hand in the sub dial count seconds when not in chrono mode? (assuming it is a minute hand, unless it is only a 60 second chrono )



http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/introdu...hilippe-59901a
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1395788920990.jpg (42.0 KB, 792 views)
__________________
subtona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 09:30 AM   #2
Fiery
"TRF" Member
 
Fiery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Europe
Watch: Sub-C 116610LN
Posts: 2,652
Too many things are going on on that dial. Plus, the price is steep. Can I have the beautiful 5980/1A back instead?
__________________
"In an age of obsolescence and gimmickry, this simple classic virtue of a Rolex is indeed a rarity." (Rolex ad from 1974)
Fiery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 09:33 AM   #3
kxux
"TRF" Member
 
kxux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Real Name: Jan
Location: PA
Watch: GMT IIc, Milgauss,
Posts: 1,014
While this watch has two great complications - chrono and dual time zone - I'm not 100% sold. The dial seems tad too busy. Much prefer the 5164 dial to this one.
kxux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 09:35 AM   #4
jay1988
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Midlands
Posts: 1,515
I do agree that the dial is too busy.

However the GMT and the chronograph are two very functional complications to me. This gives it an interesting allure imho.

Sort of for the man who wants to have everything he needs on his wrist while maintaining the rugged aspect of a steel sports watch.

They will sell like hot cakes if you ask me.
jay1988 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 09:36 AM   #5
goog53
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Real Name: Mike G
Location: Ohio
Watch: Patek-Rolex
Posts: 2,875
Too busy for me as well! I would prefer the 5164
goog53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 10:06 AM   #6
HL65
TRF Moderator & 2020 Patron
 
HL65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Real Name: Connor MacLeod
Location: Glenfinnan
Watch: Yes
Posts: 59,770
Too early for me to comment. I need to see better pics and even in person. I have always preferred the 5711 and 5980 simple uncluttered dials though for Nautilus line. Thanks for sharing...Cheers,
__________________

SPEM SUCCESSUS ALIT
HL65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 10:08 AM   #7
RussW
"TRF" Member
 
RussW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: England
Watch: 5990
Posts: 3,238
I really do not like the position of the date indicator, I think it ruins the dial. I'd take a 5164 over that if I want a dual timezone, although I dare say I may grow to like it in time once I've got used to it.
RussW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 10:08 AM   #8
subtona
2020 Pledge Member
 
subtona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Real Name: gus
Location: East Coast
Watch: APK & sometimes Y
Posts: 22,389
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteelerFan65 View Post
Too early for me to comment. I need to see better pics and even in person. I have always preferred the 5711 and 5980 simple uncluttered dials though for Nautilus line. Thanks for sharing...Cheers,
agree, have to sit with it for a bit



ps.
thanks Ken
__________________
subtona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 10:12 AM   #9
RussW
"TRF" Member
 
RussW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: England
Watch: 5990
Posts: 3,238
I'd also like to see a photo of the left hand side of the case. Do the left ears no longer attach the bezel to the case, and if so does that compromise the original design of the nautilus?
RussW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 10:21 AM   #10
benlee
2020 Pledge Member
 
benlee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Real Name: Ben
Location: SIN & JKT
Watch: Rolex, AP, PP
Posts: 9,564
I don't like the "home" and "local" tags in the dial. Makes it too cluttered. But will reserve final judgement until I see one. PP should have made a Annual Calendar + GMT in precious metal. That would have been a killer.
benlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 10:25 AM   #11
conkers
2020 Pledge Member
 
conkers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Real Name: Roger
Location: Hong Kong
Watch: Too many!
Posts: 5,424
A windowed date might have cleaned up the dial a little, but then maybe 3 windows is too much. Not sure yet, but I actually think I may like this, and this from someone who is not a Nautilus fan at all!
conkers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 10:30 AM   #12
tom2517
"TRF" Member
 
tom2517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 1,378
Never liked any watches with subdials vertically across the dial.
tom2517 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 10:42 AM   #13
dddrees
"TRF" Member
 
dddrees's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Real Name: Dan
Location: USA
Watch: This N That
Posts: 32,517
Too much clutter. It may work on the computer screen, but not on a watch for me. Besides my eye's are getting way too old.

Those dials may as well be the number 8. LOL
__________________
When it captures your imagination, that's when you know you have found your passion.

Loyal Foot Soldier of The Nylon Nation.

Card Carrying Member of the Global Association of
Retro-Grouch-Curmudgeons
dddrees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 11:08 AM   #14
DECR
"TRF" Member
 
DECR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Real Name: Diego
Location: Mexico
Watch: AL&S, AP, Rolex
Posts: 821
5980s in steel and 5960s in plat/gold are beautiful watches. Why discontinue them. Hopefully it doesnt get too hard to get them.

This new models....will have to wait and see. But at a first glance not my cup of tea.
DECR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 11:08 AM   #15
finaloption
"TRF" Member
 
finaloption's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Real Name: Peter
Location: NYC
Watch: 116610LN
Posts: 151
i dont like the writing like that in the subdial
finaloption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 11:09 AM   #16
FeelingTheBlues
"TRF" Member
 
FeelingTheBlues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Real Name: Carl
Location: Always moving
Watch: If you wish...
Posts: 22,037
Like Ken said, I'll wait for other pictures of the actual model before confirming my thoughts but I'm not quite sold on it...
__________________
Mon corps c'est un pays en guerre sur l'point d'finir,
Le général de l'armée de terre s'attend au pire,
J'ai faim, j'ai frette, je suis trop faible pour me lever debout,
On va hisser le drapeau blanc un point c'est tout.


- André Fortin
FeelingTheBlues is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 11:14 AM   #17
412Rolex
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Planet Tourbillon
Watch: Rolex, Cartier
Posts: 110
Great post!

When I posted this earlier today I immediately felt like an arse due to the risk of perpetrating a rumor so I am glad these have been officially announced.

I also thought this new Nautilus was too busy. But the more I look at it the more I fall in love. Can't wait to see some videos!!
412Rolex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 11:17 AM   #18
el1125
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 3,578
Agree

Quote:
Originally Posted by tom2517 View Post
Never liked any watches with subdials vertically across the dial.
With u
el1125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 11:58 AM   #19
snagpark
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Colorado
Watch: Daytona 6239 PN
Posts: 24
Not a fan of this dial at all. When I read the headline, I thought this could be something to go with my Aquanaut- but I think they missed the design on this one.
__________________
Rolex Daytona PN 6239
Rolex Daytona 116506
PP Aquanaut 5167
BP Leman GMT Alarm
IWC Portofino Auto 3565
GO Senator PC- SS
Nomos- Ahoi
snagpark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 11:59 AM   #20
rosspanics
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rocky Mountains
Watch: Exp II, YM I
Posts: 724
WAY too much going on with that dial! All of the circles break up the beautiful horizontal lines of the Nautilus dial. I'll take a 5711 or 5726 over that anyday...
rosspanics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 12:54 PM   #21
justbrowsing
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: California
Posts: 151
It looks ok but I like something simpler.
justbrowsing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 01:54 PM   #22
mdtddd2007
2020 Pledge Member
 
mdtddd2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: U.S
Watch: Rolex, PP, AP, GS
Posts: 4,744
Very cool...I like it.
mdtddd2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 02:20 PM   #23
jenniferjanef
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: -
Posts: 1,509
I am sorry i know it is comparing orange and apple but I can't help to compare them in back of my mind... However I love the GMT function. Need to see it in the flesh to give my comment. So far all looking good.


(Photo I shamelessly borrowed from the net)

The Ingenieur also designed by the great Gerald Genta.
jenniferjanef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 02:27 PM   #24
kilyung
"TRF" Member
 
kilyung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cave
Watch: Sundial
Posts: 33,519
Argh! 5164 vs 5990...
kilyung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 02:36 PM   #25
subtona
2020 Pledge Member
 
subtona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Real Name: gus
Location: East Coast
Watch: APK & sometimes Y
Posts: 22,389
Quote:
Originally Posted by kilyung View Post
Argh! 5164 vs 5990...
they got you right in where you live
__________________
subtona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 02:37 PM   #26
jenniferjanef
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: -
Posts: 1,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by kilyung View Post
Argh! 5164 vs 5990...
Mike.. Do it!! 5990!!

Don't let me beat you to it like I did with the 5980r that you wanted so badly! LOL
jenniferjanef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 02:45 PM   #27
kilyung
"TRF" Member
 
kilyung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cave
Watch: Sundial
Posts: 33,519
Quote:
Originally Posted by jenniferjanef View Post
Mike.. Do it!! 5990!!

Don't let me beat you to it like I did with the 5980r that you wanted so badly! LOL
Correction: "still want"

It seems I've been slacking lately.
kilyung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 03:13 PM   #28
conkers
2020 Pledge Member
 
conkers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Real Name: Roger
Location: Hong Kong
Watch: Too many!
Posts: 5,424
Slackers are banned Mike - we need action!!

conkers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 04:37 PM   #29
watch fun
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: EU
Posts: 138
Prefer 5164 vs 5990
watch fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2014, 06:50 PM   #30
Oryx
2020 Pledge Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: London
Posts: 1,655
interesting price point - which is not a lot more than the 5980
Oryx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
5990 , chrono , nautilus , patek , travel time


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


*Banners Of The Month*
This space is provided to horological resources.





Copyright ©2004-2019, The Rolex Forums. All Rights Reserved.

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Rolex is a registered trademark of ROLEX USA. The Rolex Forums is not affiliated with ROLEX USA in any way.