Let’s be honest you probably were not lucky enough to find a Patek Philippe Nautilus Tiffany Blue for yourself.
But if you want to wear an equally gorgeous and elegant timepiece on your wrist, don’t worry.
Introducing one of the real OG’s of the watch world, the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980.
This elegant timepiece has long been a favorite piece amongst seasoned watch enthusiasts for its stunning beauty and trustworthy functionality.
In fact, the 5980 is one of the most coveted models made by the watchmaker Patek Philippe.
But which prominent celebrities and personalities own them? Is it really worth the price?
Find out by reading our list about the lucky men who managed to get their hands on this rare luxury watch.
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Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5980
Since its debut in 2013, the Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph Ref. 5980 and its variations have become the go-to watch of many successful men who want to put an elegant and functional timepiece on their wrists.
This version of the iconic Gerald Genta piece features a solid 18k rose case paired with a rose gold bracelet and signature fold-over clasp of Patek Philippe.
It has a 40.5mm case diameter with a thickness of 12.2mm and is water resistant to 120 meters.
It showcases a black gradient dial with gold-applied hour markers with a luminescent coating.
Of course, because this watch is made by the legendary Patek Philippe, it is powered by their in-house automatic caliber CH 28-520 C/ with functions that include a chronograph feature with a 60-minute and 12-hour mono-counter and date indicator.
The most commonly found model is the 18k rose gold Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5980/1R and it retails for $108,820.
However, because of the limited quantities available in the market, the secondary market price of this model sits at around $200,000.
Celebrities That Own The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980
Here is the complete list of celebrities who own the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980.
Lionel Messi’s Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
The Argentinian football legend and newly signed Inter Miami player Lionel Messi is known for his expensive collection of luxury timepieces, especially his Patek Philippe watches.
And one of his favorite pieces in his extensive collection is the rose gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R, as we often see him wearing this piece on his wrist.
Messi’s choice to wear this timepiece not only showcases his incredible taste in fashion but also solidifies the iconic status of this legendary watch.
Karim Benzema’s Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
The Real Madrid superstar, Karim “The Dream” Benzema, is regarded as one of the best strikers ever. The skills that he displays on the pitch are incomparable.
But like his incredible talent in his favorite sport, Karim Benzema also has unparalleled taste as a watch collector.
And besides his Richard Mille’s and Rolexes, one of the heavy hitters in his collection is the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R. A rose gold Nautilus, that everyone has been talking about.
If you want to check his collection, we’ve already featured Karim Benzema’s watch collection here.
Robert Lewandowski’s Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
Regarded as one of the best strikers in La Liga, the Barcelona superstar and Polish professional footballer Robert Lewandowski is definitely someone to watch for if you are a genuine football fan.
Like Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski’s watch collection would amaze even the most seasoned watch collectors in the community.
And one of his prized possessions is the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R.
A perfect timepiece that further emphasizes his sophisticated style and affinity for extravagant watches.
Antoine Griezmann’s Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
Antoine Griezmann, the world-renowned French footballer, also shares a passion for elegant watches from the world-famous watch brand Patek Philippe.
As seen in the picture above, he was spotted wearing the rose gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R while presenting himself to the paparazzi early last year.
With its elegant yet sporty design, it’s no wonder why a successful gentleman like Griezmann wears a watch like this.
Sergio Ramos’ Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
Regarded as one of the best defenders who played the game, the Spanish footballer Sergio Ramos deserves all the recognition he has received over the past few years.
But besides his physical and aggressive style on the football pitch, Sergio Ramos also has excellent taste when it comes to donning elegant watches on his wrist.
As you can see in the picture above, he was photographed wearing a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R while walking and interacting with his Real Madrid fans a few years ago.
To further understand his choice of watches, you can check out our detailed article about Sergio Ramos’ stylish watch collection.
LeBron James’ Iced Out Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
We’ve already mentioned in past blogs that LeBron James’ watch collection is one of the best that we have ever seen.
And King James’ personal collection wouldn’t be complete without a Gerald Genta creation like this rose gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R, the most popular Genta-designed timepiece ever.
He was spotted wearing this gorgeous timepiece after his team, the Los Angeles Lakers, won a game last season.
James Harden’ Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
LeBron James is not the only NBA player who has fallen in love with the beauty of the Patek Phillipe Nautilus 5980/1R.
Even James Harden, the Philadelphia 76ers superstar, was seen wearing the same model at an event in Houston, Texas when he was still playing for the Houston Rockets back in 2018.
As a watch enthusiast, Harden also has a few hard-to-find timepieces, such as the Patek Philippe Nautilus Tiffany Blue and the Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren.
You can check our article about James Harden’s watch collection to see them.
Lewis Hamilton’s Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
The seven-time Formula 1 World Champion and regarded as one of the best Formula One drivers of all time, Sir Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain also belongs to this elite circle of celebrities and personalities who love donning the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R.
He was seen wearing this $200k rose gold timepiece while sitting courtside at an NBA game with one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio.
Conor McGregor’s Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
The famous MMA fighter, Conor McGregor, has a lot of Patek Philippe watches we wish we could have.
But so far, one of our favorite watches in McGregor’s collection is the Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph 5980/1R-001.
This gorgeous piece reflects McGregor’s refined taste and appreciation for high-quality craftsmanship.
Perfect for a man with an extravagant life inside and outside the octagon.
Félix Tshisekedi’s Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
President Félix Tshisekedi, the incumbent leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo, loves wearing luxury watches and is a certified watch guy.
He has been sporting some cool pieces since he was elected in his current position, such as Rolex Day-Date and Sky-Dweller.
But besides these Rolexes, Mr. President also owns an 18k Rose gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R.
DJ Khaled’s Iced Out Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1400R
DJ Khaled is one of the world’s most famous rappers. All he does in win!
But apart from entertaining his fans through his raps and beats, DJ Khaled is also known for his impeccable collection of timepieces that he often displays on his social media accounts.
And one watch in his collection that caught our attention is the Patek Philippe 5980/1400R.
Although it is a different variation of the Nautilus 5980/1R-001, we included it here because the only difference between this model and the other is the diamonds on its bezel and bracelet.
Future’s Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980R
Like DJ Khaled, Future’s Patek Philippe Nautilus watch is not a 5980/1R. Rather, he is wearing a Nautilus model with reference number 5980R.
It looks almost the same, but instead of having a solid gold bracelet, his version has a brown alligator leather strap with a Nautilus fold-over clasp.
But even though the two models have different bracelets, the beauty of this watch is still undeniable.
And the picture of Future above proves that this watch is elegant no matter what the bracelet is, even in formal or casual settings.
Meek Mill’s Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
Meek Mill, the rapper and criminal justice advocate, also belongs to this list of men who own a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R.
And in case you didn’t know, Meek Mill has a great collection of timepieces that he boasts to the world.
Other watches that can be found in his vaults are Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Openworked Ref. 15468OR and the iced-out Patek Philippe Nautilus 5719.
Rich The Kid’s Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
The rapper and owner of Rich Forever Music record label Rich The Kid also owns a very special Patek in his watch collection. And that is the Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph 5980/1R.
We have seen him wearing this timepiece in some of his performances on the stage and even on his social media accounts.
But even though we’ve seen it many times, this watch continues to captivate us with its stunning beauty.
Lil Yachty’s Iced Out Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
Lil Yachty is known for his costly jewelry, such as his famous Bart Simpson pendant. But more than that, he also owns an expensive Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph 5980/1R.
However, his watch has aftermarket diamonds, which can affect the actual price if ever he decides to sell it. But nevertheless, we admire his watch preference.
You can check out the list of Lil Yachty’s expensive timepiece collections here on our website.
Fredo’s Patek Two Tone Philippe Nautilus 5980/1AR
The hip-hop icon Fredo lives a flashy lifestyle. And this is obvious due to his luxury cars, jewelry, and without a doubt, his collection of watches.
Fredo’s watch collection is impressive, but what makes it more special is having a rare Philippe Nautilus 5980/1AR (the stainless steel and rose gold version of the Patek 5980 watches).
And although Fredo’s Patek Philippe is fully iced out from the aftermarket diamonds, this watch still looks phenomenal.
Mark Wahlberg’s Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
If you haven’t seen Mark Wahlberg’s collection of luxury watches, then you are missing an important part of the horological world.
Why? Simply because his collection is stunning.
And especially since it includes the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R-001.
In fact, he is one of the most respected collectors in the community, and his timepieces inspired hundreds of men to start their own watch collection journey.
To see it, check out our article about Mark Wahlberg’s outstanding collection of watches.
Kevin Hart’s Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980R
Kevin Hart also belongs to the select few celebrity-watch collectors who own a rose gold Patek Philippe Nautilus timepiece, the 5980R.
The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980R showcases a gradient black-brown dial that perfectly complements its brown leather strap.
Moreover, this timepiece has a more reasonable price that retails for only $76,000, which gives you the same elegance at a much more affordable price.
Different but still elegant, the Nautilus 5980 is definitely one of the most elegant timepieces you can find inside Kevin Hart’s watch collection.
Jason Statham’s Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
Hollywood superstar Jason Statham was also spotted wearing his Gerald Genta-designed piece, the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R.
He was seen sporting this watch while casually enjoying his day and having a break from his busy schedule.
We often see him wearing luxury watches, but this picture confirms that he has excellent taste when it comes to choosing the best timepieces that will conform to his masculine yet elegant persona in his films and even in real life.
Sylvester Stallone’s Rose Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R
Did you know that the legendary actor Sylvester Stallone also has a legendary watch collection?
Yes he does!
And like other prominent men in this list, the real-life ‘Rocky Balboa’ was spotted wearing a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R on his wrist last in one of his latest appearances in public.
Sylvester Stallone’s watch collection is already insane, but now with this latest addition, our admiration for his personal collection has increased even more.
This simply teaches us that watch collecting knows no age.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 – FAQ
The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R retails for $108,820. But because of its rarity, the secondary market price of this timepiece increased to more or less $200,000.
The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R was introduced during the Baselworld 2013 event.
The main reason for its astronomically high market price is because of its rarity while having tremendous demand in the market.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 – Summary
So there you have it!
Those are the few prominent personalities fortunate enough to get their hands on the highly coveted Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 timepieces.
And now we know who they are, we hope that this article has inspired you to get one someday.
Here is a short recap of the celebrities who already own this exceptional timepiece:
- Lionel Messi
- Karim Benzema
- Robert Lewandowski
- Antoine Griezmann
- Sergio Ramos
- LeBron James
- James Harden
- Lewis Hamilton
- Conor McGregor
- Félix Tshisekedi
- DJ Khaled
- Meek Mill
- Rich The Kid
- Lil Yachty
- Mark Wahlberg
- Kevin Hart
- Jason Statham
- Sylvester Stallone
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