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Nautilus 5711A White Dial (Super Rep)

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Last march, I have experimented with yet another Nautilus 5711A project idea, only this time it is the white dial. It is obvious that the white dial is not very demanded among the Patek enthusiasts, as you can tell by the lower price of the white dial gen when compared to the well sought after 5711A blue dial, but over here at the rep world, I wanted to let you know that the white dial 5711 is truly astonishing, and it is by all means the closest rep to the gen. Unfortunately, just like all the super reps, you will not find it over the counter, you will have to work on reaching that level of accuracy and closeness to the gen white dial 5711. what I mean is that you have to mod the watch to get to have a watch on the wrist that is practically impossible to call out. the most important aspect to this theory is that you get the thinnest possible watch you find out there for the white dial 5711. In this case reach out for the 5711A BP V.1 with white dial. The construction of the case is the thinnest among all the other decorated Miyota movement cases. Yes it is undecorated, and that's the reason for being able to make it closest to gen in terms of thickness. The gen is 8.5 mm including both crystals, the BP v.1 is 9.1 mm, now that's the closest you can ever get from all the reps in the market today. Only problem, is that the BP V.1 has a weak printing on the dial, the printing is so thin, that you can see that something is wrong with the dial unfortunately, also unlike the BP V.1 blue dial, the white dial didn't get the upgraded thicker hands, actually it's funny to know that the BP V.1 white dial has silver thin hands, not even matching the markers on the dial which have a black sheen to them, they look so odd on the watch, so the dial is not up with the quality of print, and the hands are completely wrong color and size, but again the case construction is the perfect size for this project. Now if you look around for the best dial and hands, you will find that the 5711 white dial from MKF is so high quality, and very very very close to gen. I have been always impressed by the attention to details of the MK factory, but I never agreed with their decision of wanting to decorate the Miyota and making their watches thicker to host the decorated fake bridge. but their dial and hands are just exquisite. so what I did last March is purchase only the hands and white dial from MKF, and send it to Kenny to swap them with the white dial and hands of the BP V.1 which I also purchased at the same time from Toro...

 

 

Long story short, it is done, but not as easy as we thought, Kenny had to re-size and re-shape the MKF dial to be able to fit it in place of the BP white dial, also he told me that the MKF dial is a bit thicker, so he was afraid that the thickness of the new dial will press on the movement and particularly on the date wheel and stop it from turning, so he made a custom bracket to hold it far from the date wheel. And after few months of wait, I received today what I believe personally is the super rep of the Nautilus. the 5711A white dial. BP V.1 case, MKF white dial and matching hands.

 

 

Here are the pics..

 

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When I first received the BP V.1 , you can see how the dial is weak, and so obvious that the hands are completely the wrong size and color.

 

 

 

 

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This is the MKF white dial and matching hands, obviously better quality printing on the dial, and correct size and color hands.

 

 

 

 

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Kenny doing his magic, this is after fixing all the issues and successfully installing the MKF dial and hands on the BP V.1 case.

 

 

 

 

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It's as close as you would be able to get in thickness to the gen

 

 

 

 

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couple of wrist shots are in order:

 

 

 

 

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Barth

Amazing project mate !!

 

Well done.

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Godfathar

^^ Thanks to Kenny for all the efforts, and thinking outside the box to fit the dial.. it wasn't easy for him.. but he pulled through.. :D

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Member X

Great work, and hats off to Kenny for his skills! :)

 

Did you get him to re-lume at the same time?

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Jasonbaylee

Another awesome collection, GF !!!

 

 

More than 1 road to Rome...

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Godfathar

Thanks everyone..

 

Did you get him to re-lume at the same time?

 

Unfortunately, The budget was extremely tight on this project, as I have sent him yet another watch to relume repaint bezel engravings and fit in a new movement, so I had to sacrifice the reluming on the white dial 5711 :(

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jakethemouse

Great work fellas. Finally get to see the masterpiece and it's gorgeous.

 

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

 

 

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Kleen™

Very nice build. How much did it all add up to, if I may so blatantly freely ask....?

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Stewart

Terrific! A really beautiful job.

 

You should start the GK (Gfather / Kenny) factory and sell these! There are always people willing to pay top dollar for the best.

 

Video of the gen for those interested...

 

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964boy

That looks amazing Mr. ENJOY

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boredpanda

This looks fantastic!

Don't think you'll want to part with this eh :B):

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phone

So pretty. I would've guessed it to be you or DC to complete such a project.

 

Congrats.

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Chiquita Fanjita

That looks great! Pity the Nautilus wears too small on me :(

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funnystarsystem

Well done! Very impressed with that level of work, I can't manage to even put my speedie hands back on :help3:

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Godfathar
Very nice build. How much did it all add up to, if I may so blatantly freely ask....?

 

Ball park figure including all shipping would be $450 all in. But 4 months of wait withb Kenny.

 

This looks fantastic!

Don't think you'll want to part with this eh :B):

 

With this super rep! It will be soooo hard to part. Unless I buy a gen lol

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_DC_

Superb piece there GF, I've never really looked at the white dial Nautilus but it really is a stunner as you say. Quite the custom collection you're amassing there buddy!!!

 

DC

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Sakurai

Really sweet piece, and your engagement to get the perfect combo together is inspiring. Amazed once again by KeNnY's skills, building a custom bridge to not squeeze the date wheel sound advaaanced... Congratulations and enjoy!

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Robin195959

Lovely transformation. Well done to you and KeNnY

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boredpanda
Very nice build. How much did it all add up to, if I may so blatantly freely ask....?

 

Ball park figure including all shipping would be $450 all in. But 4 months of wait withb Kenny.

 

That's actually pretty decent, I thought it'd be higher than that. But I guess because there are no gen parts help make it more 'affordable'

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bowtiefanatc

I actually like the white dial version because it's different. That end result is simply gorgeous. Well done Kenny! Enjoy that beauty GF!

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boredpanda

Anyhow, it might be worth doing 2x AR and relume on these! Seeing how much effort you've already spent on it.

The lume on your 5980 is amazing

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GenTLe

Well done GF, really a nice piece!

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WatchaholicMallorca

Anyhow, it might be worth doing 2x AR and relume on these! Seeing how much effort you've already spent on it.

The lume on your 5980 is amazing

 

Relume yes but I don't think gen Pateks have double AR either

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Phantomtech

Anyhow, it might be worth doing 2x AR and relume on these! Seeing how much effort you've already spent on it.

The lume on your 5980 is amazing

 

Relume yes but I don't think gen Pateks have double AR either

 

Correct and white dials definitely don't need the AR.

 

What an amzing build GF! Can't stop looking at the photos!

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