PPF just published the V3 edition of their Nautilus 5711, some changes are made on the movement decoration, please check the photo below, it is a simple comparison of the movement decoration between V2 and V3, see the parts marked with red.
Nautilus must be the most popular model which Patek Philippe has ever created, in the entire watch industry, Patek Philippe Nautilus also occupies a very important position, whether you are looking for a sports watch or casual watch, the full stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus may be one of the best choices. Like Rolex Submariner, Patek Philippe Nautilus also has a lot of watch manufacturers to make, including MK, PF and PPF. MK is the earliest factory that makes Nautilus, ultil today, there are still a lot of people buying from this factory, later, PF has claimed that they make the best Nautilus replica, and nowadays, until the V2 edition which PPF just published, these three factories all make good quality replica Patek Philippe Nautilus watch, however, many people will be confused when facing the Nautilus from these three factories, so today I will make a comparison review between them to help you pick up the best.
The Nautilus from PPF, PF and MK is made of 316L stainless steel. The case diameter is 40mm, compared with PF and MK, PPF’s case is thinner, which is 8.5mm and closer to genuine watch. About case finish, it is brushed, while the beveled edge of the bezel is polished, the Nautilus from these three factories has a good case finish, the truth is that nowadays big factories all can do a superior case finish.
Three factories all adopt sapphire crystal that has a high hardness, the sapphire crystal on PPF Nautilus does not have AR coating, which is the same as genuine.
Besides case thickness that is closer to genuine watch, another advantage PPF Nautilus is the dial color. Today I only talk about the Nautilus with blue dial. You can check the dial photos below of PPF and MK, the PPF Nautilus looks like having a grayish blue, this kind of blue is actually closer to the dial of genuine Nautilus 5711, the MK Nautilus has a darker blue dial color. When you check the dial of PPF Nautilus under sunlight in outside, it will show a very pure blue color. About the authentic dial color, I think this is the main reason why V2 PPF Nautilus is a bit expensive than that of PF and MK.
The bracelet of Nautilus looks unique, it is wider when closer to the case and narrower at the buckle side. The bracelet is alternating use of polishing and brushing, the polishing on middle links forms a high contrast with the brushing on the links at both sides. About the finish on bracelet, I think PPF, MK and PF all do a good job. While in some places of the bracelet, PPF does better. For example, when you bend the bracelet, you will feel it is more flexible on PPF Nautilus, the arced profile of the entire bracelet on PPF is closer to that of genuine watch. Besides, the sound when you open and close the buckle is the same as genuine.
The base movement on PPF, PF and MK Nautilus is Miyota 9015, this movement is very stable, accurate and also has the fewest repairing rate. On basis of Miyota 9015, PPF, PF and MK all modified the outlook according to PP 324 Calibre, however, PPF improves it upon the efforts which PF and MK have made, that is the auto rotor on PPF is less noisy, some clients complained that there is a big noise coming from the inside movement when wearing PF or MK Nautilus, but you will find there is no noise in PPF Nautilus, that’s a big improvement.
Upon the comparison of Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 from PPF, PF and MK, I think the highest quality one is from PPF, especially this blue dial version, PPF has the most authentic blue dial color. The movement rotor also does not have noise. The latest version of Nautilus 5711 from PF and PPF is V2, MK factory now has updated this watch to V6, they sell this watch almost at the same price, so, if you want to buy your first replica in full stainless steel, I suggest you purchase a Nautilus 5711 from PPF factory.
Photos of PPF Nautilus 5711 V2:
Photos of MKS Nautilus 5711 V6: