In 1976, Gérald Genta was inspired by a porthole of diving helmet and he gave birth to a legendary model, the Patek Philippe Nautilus 3700/1.
This watch has an octogonal bazel with softened corners. It embodies a perfect mix between sport and elegance.
In 2006, the Nautilus was reinvented and the 5712 was born.
The 5712 incorporates a power reserve indicator, a hand calendar and moon phase.
The choice of this model was decided with my friend. He dreams of this watch, and so do I now.
I started my second large size watch drawing.
I was worried about the counters which are in asymmetry on the cadran . I started with the drawing outline which I finally achieved easily.
As I work only with graphite pencil, I was worried about the black appearance as it is dark blue on the original watch.
The dial required a lot of precision and modifications, each black footprint could make me fail my drawing.
As I could already draw the steel, it was easy for me to make it look real.
I spend 158 hours on this drawing and I am very proud of it !