5711 in steel versus 5711 in rose. Same basic watch, but at least for me they couldn’t be more different in character.
What I wrote below is pure personal opinion on my part. It is strictly an expression of how I feel, nothing more and nothing less:
The steel version is the ultimate sporty, casual watch. Goes well with any outfit from shorts to jeans to business casual to dress to black tie. A watch for all seasons and reasons. Exceptionally attractive, but beautiful ... not quite.
The rose on the other hand, especially because of the color of the metal, is not so versatile. (White metal watches to me offer the ultimate versatility.) The rose calls out for either casual wear with colors that sorta complement the watch, or dress wear. Of course if one goes to the beat of one’s own drummer one can wear it with any outfit or style of dress. Why be bound by convention? My view - anything goes!
The rose is strikingly beautiful with the warm color of the case perfectly matched with the brown color graduated dial. Chic and light in weight versus say a gold Daytona. Relatively subdued compared to say a gold Submariner. For me it is truly captivating to look at. A very, very pretty watch. Hey, a guy can wear a “pretty” watch - no?
Sport watches and steel make the most sense. When I think of sport watches in gold I think proceed with caution, both in buying and wearing and be prepared for scratches.
That said, why not go for gold and sport if it appeals to you. 5711 in rose appeals to me tremendously.
I am interested in what my fellow Forum members feel about the steel and rose versions of 5711 as well as other Nautilus models offering a gold variant.