review Patek Philippe Aquanaut
Patek Philippe's Aquanaut models have been in the news for several years. The waiting list for Patek Philippe models started to grow as long as it did for the Nautilus (replica watches for men). We've chosen to give you a graphic account of its success, which wasn't necessarily widely known at first. Today, Aquanaut models are available in a variety of calibers and in a variety of alloys, with different dials.
The Aquanaut family is an independent family of Patek Philippe and enjoys a high reputation.
A revolutionary new addition to the Patek Philippe collection, the Aquanaut model has long been unfairly regarded as the little sister of the Nautilus, subverting the standards set by one of the world's most prestigious watchmakers.
This model stands out for its simplicity and extreme versatility. It can be worn at the office during the week or with casual weekend attire.
This model featured a rubber strap, a real innovation in the industry (although the winner was Hublot, whose earlier version was signed MDM in 1980).
Launched in 1997, Aquanaut and Nautilus brought a younger customer base to Patek Philippe. The history of this model can be traced back to a special order placed by a famous Patek Philippe customer. The closest relative to this 1996 model is 5060/SJ in yellow gold with a leather strap.
1997 -Aquanaut 5060A The first timepiece in 1997, reference 5060A, featured a well-crafted tone-on-tone dial and a “tropical” rubber strap. At the time, its average case diameter was 35.6 mm. The Discount replica watches is powered by the 330 SC movement (the same as the Nautilus).
Two truly unique models have recently appeared at auction: Aquanaut Prototype 5060 with power reserve indicator (circa 1998), which was never commercialized but can be considered the first Aquanaut with complications .
This complication was also built into the Nautilus model 3710 in the same caliber 330/196 with a power reserve indicator.
The second vintage model described as unique is model 5060A-001.
Whether it is a special order or a very limited edition piece, Patek Philippe has not released any information on the subject. This was the first Aquanaut to have a colored dial (blue in this case), and this model is also notable for its red seconds hand.
1998 Model 5064 A-001, diameter 34mm, equipped with E 23 SC automatic movement. Model 5065 A-001, diameter 38.8 mm, rubber strap version equipped with E 23 SC automatic winding movement.
The 5065 A-010 reference has a diameter of 38.8 mm and is equipped with a steel-band version of the E 23 SC self-winding movement.
The 4960 A-010 model has a diameter of 29.5MM and is equipped with a quartz movement E 19 SC, which is specially designed for female customers.
The 5066 A-001 model has a diameter of 35.6MM and is equipped with a 330 SC automatic movement.
5066 J-001 gold model diameter 35.6MM, equipped with 330 SC movement
Year 1999 The 5065/1J-001 model uses an all-gold strap with a diameter of 38.8MM and is equipped with a 315 SC movement. Model 5065 J-001 with tropical strap, diameter 38.8MM, equipped with 315 SC movement
Reference 4960 J-001 in yellow gold case with a diameter of 29.5 mm and powered by a quartz E 19 SC movement
year 2004 Reference 5067, diamond-set bezel, 35.6 mm case, E 23 SC movement
2007 Diver 5167 A-001 The collection was redesigned in 2007 under the direction of Thierry Stern (a year after the launch of the new Nautilus collection, models 5711, 5712, 5980). The 5167 reference is powered by the same movement as the 5711: the famous caliber 324 SC.
This model will have an enlarged case and a redesigned dial with more discreet overlays. Unlike older models, the tropical rubber strap now perfectly matches the contours of the case through an ingenious fastening system.fashion replica watches
The 5167 A-001 model has a diameter of 40.8MM. In 2007, the first batch of 315 SC movements equipped with the Geneva mark. From 2008, the movement will be developed under the model 324 SC. It will then be stamped with the Patek Philippe Seal, introducing a new standard in watchmaking.
The folding clasp system of the bracelet has also changed. In an interview, Thierry Stern revealed that he paid special attention to its design, offering more comfort and attention to detail.
As mentioned, the rubber bracelet is adjusted to the wrist by...cutting! ...make any changes irreversible.
E5165A-001 Its manufacturing time is very short, estimated at between one and two years. It is similar to the 5167 in all respects except that it has a case diameter of 38MM. The first units were the 315SC in 2007 and around 2008 the caliber became the 324SC.
Year 2009 - Aquanaut 5167R-001 rose gold The L "three-hand" model is presented in a more noble version: rose gold. The numerals and hands on the stunning chocolate-coloured dial are coated in the same noble material as the case. This model comes with a tropical brown strap that perfectly matches the color of the case.
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year 2011 - 5164 A-001 Travel Time This incredible complication makes it possible to set a second time zone in just a few seconds. The new Patek Philippe caliber 324 SC FUS hides the GMT hand below the hour hand. At a glance, day and night time can be displayed in a second time zone.
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Aquanaut Khaki Limited Edition 5167A-010 The stainless steel Aquanaut is produced in limited quantities and this version is sold with a khaki/olive dial and matching strap. Similar in diameter to 5167 A-001.
2016 Aquanaut Travel Time Rose Gold 5164R-001 This version is like its steel counterpart in every way, with the sporty version finished in gorgeous rose gold. The chocolate dial is similar to the three-hand version, as is the brown tropical rubber.
2017 Aquanaut White Gold Blue Dial 5168G-001 On the occasion of the Aquanaut's 20th anniversary, this anniversary edition, nicknamed 'Jumbo' for its size, widens its white gold case to 42.2mm. The dial is a textured blue with a black gradient, and the rubber strap matches the color of the dial.
Aquanaut Advanced Research 5650G-001 As the second new product to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Aquanaut, the manufacturer launched a limited edition Travel Time Advanced Research model 5650 G-001 with a diameter of 40.8MM.
As part of Patek Philippe's "Advanced Research" program, and as a further extension of the collection, the first Aquanaut with technical innovations was designed. We can notice two main innovations such as the Spiromax helix in Silinvar improved by adding another height on the inside.
The luxury replica watches participating in the "Advanced Research" program are technical demonstrations developed by Patek Philippe and are highly sought after by collectors.
2018 Aquanaut Chronograph 5968A This was the first version of the Aquanaut chronograph, a model that featured orange chronograph hands and came with two straps: a plain black one and a more playful orange one.
2019 5168G-010 Khaki Green This edition is a reinterpretation of the much-loved steel 5167A-010 model that was produced for a short time. The case of this new version (similar to the 5168G-001 blue version) is enlarged to 42.2MM, so this time the strap cannot fit on the 5167 steel! )
5167A-012 Singapore Edition For the "Singapore Watch Art Exhibition 2019", the watchmaker produced six very limited special editions.
Aquanaut is entitled to a red limited edition. The case is made of steel and retains its usual 40mm diameter.
Unlike the "more classic model," this version shows the seconds hand and markers on a red rubber bracelet. The transparent case back reveals Caliber 324 SC and the sapphire crystal is engraved with the words "Patek Philippe Singapore 2019". Patek Philippe launched a new movement during BaselWorld 2019: 26-330 SC. Based on the same architecture as the previous model, it features a stop-seconds function.Shopping replica watches