Launched in 1976, Patek Philippe’s “Nautilus” timepiece was the brainchild of fabled watch designer Gérald Genta. Having an already successful career, Genta’s work with the Nautilus was a shift for the Patek brand, who until that point had focused primarily on gold focused watches. The watch’s octagonal bezel was immediately familiar and helped to define this watch as it grew in popularity through the 1980s and 1990s.
Adding to the Nautilus prolif history and extensive set of colorations, Tiffany and Co. joined the watches rap sheet in 2021 with quite possibly one of the most iconic watch moments. A single Tiffany x Patek timepiece raffling off for $6.5 Million dollars USD. While a bit beyond the watches true price point, NYC shoe maker Ceeze wanted to immortalize this Tiffany titan through another pair of unique bespoke shoes, similar in concept to the Daytona Air Jordan 1s we first reported on in March of this year.
For this watched themed creation, Ceeze has drawn in a uniquely sourced silver lizard, emulating the unique stainless steel band that helped forge the Nautilus’ infamy. Continuing to focus on the 5711 1A-018 edition, the artist has drawn in a tiffany tone suede mirror the watches’ bezel, white patent leather for the swoosh iconic swoosh and a butter soft black napa leather liner.