Celebrity Watch Spotting: Patek Philippe 5990/1A – NAUTILUS Travel Time Chronograph

by Sameera Gamage

The Patek Philippe 5990/1A Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph is one of the brand’s rare steel timepieces. The timepiece has a host of functions and has been recently updated with the latest model being released last year. This new update brings mainly a dial colour variation as it now comes with a blue dial that Patek describes as a “radiant sunburst finish and a subtle black gradation to the periphery.”

Regardless, the Patek Philippe 5990/1A Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph is an impressive timepiece with the 41.5mm watch having the self-winding calibre CH28-520 C FUX movement behind it. The movement is able to power three convenient and user-friendly complications, which include, as Patek describes it:  a flyback chronograph, a Travel Time function (two time zones with two separate hour hands; the skeletonized hand shows home time), and an analog date at 12 o’clock which is synchronized with local time.

The watch comes with an open case back in which Patek’s finishing of the CH28-520 C FUX movement can be viewed, along with the 21k gold central rotor. In this article, we have a look at some of the celebrities wearing this rare piece, either in the previous (now discontinued) black dial or in the latest blue dial variant.

Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo,  Winner and MVP of the 2021 NBA Finals wearing for Milwaukee Bucks with reference 5990/1A Nautilus Black Dial.
Image Reference: Egy.Celeb.Watches. Ahmed Elmohamady, Former Professional right-back defender and Captain of the Eygpt National Football Team seen sporting the current blue dial 5990/1A Nautilus.
The late Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, known for his role as owner of Leicester City Football Club wearing the previous gen 5990/1A Nautilus Black Dial.
Former Brasilian and PSG Footballer Neymar Júnior is seen wearing the current reference blue dial 5990/1A Nautilus.
Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. (Stormzy) the British rapper, was seen wearing the previous gen 5990/1A Nautilus Black Dial.
While not stainless steel (white gold set with diamonds) and slightly smaller in case size (40mm), a mention to American Actor Mark Wahlberg for sporting the Reference Patek Philippe 5990/1400G-001 Nautilus.

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