Rubber B produces custom rubber watch bands for timepieces from a variety of leading global watchmakers, including Rolex, Tudor, and Panerai, as well as several others, including Patek Philippe. Patek Philippe will be the focus of this blog post, as we’ll be taking a closer look at our thoughts on the best Patek Philippe watches for men to buy.
Patek Philippe continues to be one of the world’s leading watchmakers, and for those who are looking for a Swiss alternative to Rolex or Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe is often their watch of choice. Their watches are regularly seen on the wrists of celebrities and actors, so it stands to reason that the brand only continues to grow in popularity with each passing year.
We have decided to compile a list of some of our favorite Patek Philippe watches as a starting point for those who may want to learn more about the brand but are not overly familiar with it as of this time.
How Did Rubber B Choose the Best Patek Philippe Watches?
Before we list any of these watches, it is worth stating at the outset of this article that all of these observations are subjective and only reflect the opinions of Rubber B. With that being said, we took a couple of factors into account when attempting to finalize our list, which included such things as pricing, the rarity of the watch, the look of the watch, number of complications, and its overall versatility (with regards to how many different places you could wear the watch to.)
It was also important to select a series of watches that reflected different tastes and styles in a way that we believed was reflective of our readership. With all of these parameters in mind, let’s explore some of the best Patek Philippe watches currently available on the market today.
It is also worth noting that the order of this list is not reflective of a numerical preference in any way.
Patek Philippe 5270G-001
The first watch on this list was released in 2020, but it is very much intended to be a throwback to watches from the 1930’s and 40’s. The 42 mm case, leather strap, and deep blue dial with extremely legible printing on the face hearken back to an early pilot’s watch. For those looking for a Patek Philippe watch with modern complications and a vintage style, this watch is a great place to start.
Patek Philippe 5396R-012
This is another Patek Philippe watch that has a distinctively vintage look to it, though in this case, its design inspiration seems to be more from the 1950’s. The immediately distinguishing feature of this watch is its 24-hour moon phase calendar, which makes this watch something of a rare piece – it retails for almost $50,000 if you can find one.
Patek Philippe Watch 5180/1G-010
For those who are fans of making a statement with the appearance of their watch, this skeleton watch is certain to get people talking when they first lay eyes on it. The traditional face of the watch has been removed here, allowing the wearer to see the beautifully complicated machinery beneath that powers their watch.
Patek Philippe 5980/1A-014
This is a particularly hard watch to find, largely because only a handful of watches with this reference number were produced with a black dial. If you are actually able to track down one of these extremely rare timepieces, consider yourself lucky – it may be years before you can do so again.
Patek Philippe 5712GR-001
This now discontinued model is also a prize for any collector who is stalwart enough to successfully locate one. It combines the immediately recognizable aesthetic of the famed Nautilus watch with a lovely moon phase calendar and white and rose gold around the dial, combining both elegance and efficiency.
Patek Philippe 5711/1R-001
Thankfully, this version of the Nautilus watch is still in production and is available in no less than four different styles: steel, rose gold, white gold, or a two-tone combination. This watch allows the wearer to combine the sporty durability that the line is so well known for with an elegant extra in the form of its finish.
Patek Philippe 5960R-001
This elegant watch manages to combine both an annual calendar and a chronograph in a lovely two-tone case, and though it was originally released in 2006, it was the first Patek watch with an automatic chronograph to also have a calendar at the same time, making it an interesting piece of horological history in the process.
Patek Philippe 5078P-010
This watch effortlessly combines elegance and minimalism with its black dial, italicized numerals on the face, and platinum tang buckle. You’ll likely have to join a waitlist if you’re looking for this watch, but it’ll be worth it if you can find one.
Patek Philippe 5740/1G-001
This watch is the first Grand Complication in the Nautilus series, and its deep blue dial and perpetual calendar offer a unique and colorful combination of sporty appeal and polished professionalism all in one timepiece.
Patek Philippe 5711/1A-010
With a name like Nautilus, it makes complete sense that at least one iteration of this vaunted product line would have a deep blue dial, but considering that it is discontinued and retails for almost $150,000 on the grey market, you’ll certainly have to do some deep diving of your own to procure one.
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