Patek Philippe updated their entire Nautilus collection in 2006 on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. Each timepiece was scaled up with new models. The Nautilus Chronograph received special acclaim due to its sporty, yet casual elegance. In 2010 Patek Philippe released the Reference 5980R-001 on a leather strap at Baselworld. This is the first Nautilus released a Nautilus with a leather strap.
The Patek Philippe 5980R is crafted with 18k rose gold with a touch of copper which gives the metal a darker red hue than traditional rose gold, for a more masculine look. The brown dial has an embossed texture and luminescent hour markers surrounded by rose gold appliques. Matching rose gold cuff links with embossed texture exist for the 5980R with reference 205.9057R5-011.
The Patek Philippe 5980R has baton-style luminescent hands–also in rose gold. The dual subsidiary counter dial at 6 o’clock contains a white hour counter hand and a red minute counter. This dial contains a 60-minute counter (counts the elapsed minutes on two concentric scales from 0 to 30 in black and from 30 to 60 in red) and a 12-hour counter. It has a quick-action date window at 3 o’clock.
The case has a 44 mm diameter from 9 to 3 o’clock and 40.5 mm 10 to 4 o’clock. It is 12.2 mm in height. At 2 o’clock there is a chronograph start and stop pusher. The chronograph hand reset and flyback pusher is located at 4 o’clock.
The Patek Philippe 5980R is powered by a self-winding caliber CH 28-520 C chronograph movement. It has an impressive 55 hour power reserve. The sapphire crystal and screw down crown help support a water resistance to 400 feet.
The Patek Philippe Reference 5980R-001 comes with a dark brown alligator leather strap with stitching. Rubber B has designed several Swiss Made alternative straps engineered to perfectly fit the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 case and deployant buckle.
As with all fine timepieces, Rubber B is the highest quality Swiss Made alternative strap in the market for your Patek Philippe. Rubber B straps are engineered to achieve a perfect fit that will seamlessly adapt to your timepiece’s specifications on the case and clasp giving your watch a complete original manufacturer’s appearance combined with longer daily wearability and athletic activities.
These alternative straps for the Patek Philippe 5980R are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber with no coatings, blends or bonding. Completely hand finished, they are engineered to fit various wrist sizes. For more information on Rubber B Swiss Made straps for Patek Philippe Reference 5980R-001 and other watch models click here.