Battle scars, frilly, battle scars.
And that Nautilus is dope.
Agree, Keith T. I'm actually so pleased that she loves the Daytona that I'm thinking of getting her another one but not in the immediate future, perhaps a few years from now for our 15th wedding anniversary (emphasis mine, in an effort to control myself haha).
Asked my friends who are "in-the-know-better-than-me" and other ADs and the plausible theory is that it's a one-off piece, perhaps for charity. Perhaps it's a prototype too that landed in the hands of a friend of the Sterns or a favored collector. Certainly ain't in the current production line.
There is much love for the no-date Sub. I too am very much attracted to it. Why is that?
Theories above about where it originated. Might have been a one-off, like 2007's 5712 in titanium, made for Only Watch and which cleared for Euro 525,000:
I am not sure why titanium seems to be Patek's favored material for these Antiquorum / Only Watch events (like the 5004 in titanium, the design and coloring of which many folks disliked). Anyway, I quite like the 5711 in platinum a whole lot more.
This isn't to say that a Nautilus in platinum does not exist. After all, a 3700/1 in platinum just sold in an auction in Geneva last May 13 for around $820,000:
However, this one was an earlier model Nautilus, and if this "5711P" ever went on auction I suspect it will fetch a boat load of money too.