Patek Philippe have revisited the iconic collection renowned for its modern, sporty chic – unveiling seven new models, including a new travel watch for women and the first white gold version of the Aquanaut Chronograph for men.

In 1997, Patek Philippe showcased the high-end sporty Aquanaut for the first time, following from the famous Nautilus that instantly defined its position in the world of horology.

With its modern, unexpected design and character all its own, the Aquanaut became a sensation and still reigns supreme today. The case and the rounded octagonal bezel, both inspired by the Nautilus, stand out by their recognisable shapes and alternation of polished and satin-brushed finishes.

The newest additions to the collection continue to showcase the very embodiment of modern Patek Philippe style. The Aquanaut and Aquanaut Luce combine seriously sporty performance (robust construction, water-resistance to 120m for most models, legibility, and ergonomic design) with the classic attributes of the manufacture’s timepieces: unparalleled quality, accuracy, and reliability together with devotion fine workmanship at every stage, from production to finish.

AQUANAUT LUCE

Patek Philippe have revisited the original design from 2004, with a new generation of quartz-powered models in steel and a self-winding model in rose-gold. The manufacture is also introducing the first additional function to join the Aquanaut Luce collection: The Travel Time dual time zone.

REFERENCE 5267/200A – A larger case with a new integrated strap in black, white, or khaki green.

This flagship model has had a fresh colour update alongside a new larger diameter of 38.8mm. The three new colour variations include: eternally elegant black (5267/200A-001), a feminine matt white (5267/200A-010) and a contemporary khaki green (5267/200A-011).

The dials are remarkable for their blend of sportiness and refinement.  With the embossed Aquanaut decoration throwing into relief the white gold applied Arabic numerals and large white gold baton-style hands.

The bezel has polished, bevelled edges, and is adorned by a circle of 48 diamonds for the most sophisticated of finishing touches.

 

 

REFERENCE 5269/200R – Aquanaut Luce Travel Time: a new practical and elegant travel watch for women.

Reliable, accurate, and dynamic, the Aquanaut Luce is renowned for its casual chic style and ability to adapt to any occasion. To be the perfect travel companion for today’s active, cosmopolitan woman, it lacked only the display of a second time zone, until now.

Whilst developing this globetrotting timepiece, Patek Philippe drew inspiration from the manufacture’s ingenious Travel Time dual-time-zone mechanism; an exclusive system already featured on the men’s Aquanaut reference 5164, where two push-pieces set the local time.

To retain the elegance and finesse of the Aquanaut Luce, the manufacture reinterpreted this useful, user-friendly function to incorporate two innovations: a new quartz movement with a dual-time-zone function, caliber E23-250 S FUS 24H, and a discreet, practical setting system via the winding crown.

When the watch’s owner remains at home or no longer requires a second time zone, the two-hour hands can be super imposed to become a single hand, using the winding crown. In this way, the Aquanaut Luce Travel Time offers two watches in one: a casually elegant model for all occasions, transformable in an instant into a dual-time-zone watch for those who travel far and wide.

 

REFERENCE 5268/200R/001

A larger diameter and new integrated matt-white strap adorn this exquisite timepiece. The Aquanaut Luce with a self-winding mechanical movement was first launched in 2010 in a rose-gold model with chocolate brown dial and strap, later joined in 2013 by a white version. Today, it affirms its feminine take on sporty chic with a new model measuring 38.8mm (up from the previous 35.6mm), on an integrated strap that continues the visual harmony of the iconic design.

The emblematic rounded octagonal bezel has a polished beveled edge and dazzles with 48 Top Wesselton Pure Diamonds, set with the highest standard of precision. 

 

A NEW AQUANAUT FOR MEN

The rich collection of Aquanaut models for men ranges from simple models in steel, rose or white gold, to those equipped with complications that are useful in everyday life. This year, the collection has been enriched further with a new version of the Aquanaut Chronograph: a new take on sporty elegance for the modern man.

REFERENCE 5968G: The first white gold Aquanaut Chronograph, paired with midnight blue or khaki green.

First introduced in 2018 as a steel model with black dial, the newest versions of the Aquanaut Chronograph continue to take a relaxed approach to life.

Patek Philippe have introduced the first white-gold version of the Aquanaut Chronograph, with either of two colourways for the dial and matching strap: an elegant midnight blue shading to black on the dial 5968G-001), or an audacious khaki green (5968G-010).

 

A key aesthetic feature is the harmonious integration of the chronograph into the Aquanaut design. The case is a handsome 42.2mm in diameter, and water resistant to 120m, with an integrated strap made of an ultra-resistant composite material fitted with a patented fold-over clasp.

This model is equipped with the Caliber CH 28-520 C self-winding flyback chronograph movement uniting tradition (column-wheel control) and innovation (vertical disk clutch). As the clutch is virtually friction-free, the centre chronograph hand also functions as a permanent seconds hand.

 

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