In 2016, the 40th anniversary of Patek Philippe’s unique Nautilus collection celebrates. Now, in 2017, we have another important anniversary: the Aquanaut Sport and Leisure Collection, debuted in Basel in 1997, will celebrate its 20th birthday. The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Replica Ref. 5168G men’s watch with 18K white gold material, fully proved that this high-level metal can make rugged, full of masculine charm 120 meters waterproof watch, showing more attractive charm.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the successful Aquanaut sports watch collection, Patek Philippe uses a number of innovations in this new work. The new Ref. 5168G is the first Aquanaut men’s watch in 18k white gold. Its slightly warm color scheme sets it apart from the many stainless steel timepieces. Of course, like the other Aquanaut watches (and the Nautilus watch), the Ref. 5168G retains the rounded octagonal bezel and the flat satin-trimmed section and the chamfered polished case sides.
In addition, the 42mm case diameter makes it the largest of the Aquanaut collection, and the shape was chosen to pay tribute to the original 1976 Nautilus wristwatch, which is still the same 42mm in diameter Fan affectionately called “Jumbo.” Dial and strap colors, night blue, the same is the first time. The dial also shows a light and dark gradient from the inside out, just like the Aquanaut Ref. 5164 traveler’s watch in rose gold, which goes back to the Nautilus dial design.
Exquisite checkerboard embossed pattern provides the perfect backdrop for three-dimensional Arabic numerals in white gold. With Superluminova fluorescent coating, time is easy to read even in the dark. 5168G with a fluorescent coating of 18K white gold five-minute stereoscopic scale manual embedding. Above the dial were suspended rod-shaped fluorescent hour and minute hands and a white lacquered Parfil bronze second hand with a counterweight. The sapphire crystal reveals the precision parts and elegance of the self-winding mechanical movement, as if ballet dancing in time.
Mechanical beauty: Caliber 324SC movement
The 18K white gold case, paired with the Caliber 324 S C self-winding movement, combines all iconic symbols of Haute Horlogerie tradition with high-tech innovations that appeal to anyone who loves classic mechanical timepieces. Thickness of only 3.3 mm, the movement even with seals and gaskets are still slim, so that the overall thickness of the luxury replica watches review can be maintained at 8.25 mm. With a full weight 21K gold central automatic plate, this movement can be obtained from every minute movement of the wrist energy and stored as a movement power to ensure that the daily travel time error does not exceed -3 to +2 seconds, in full compliance with Patek Philippe Imprint of the standard. Through the sapphire crystal through the cover can also appreciate the movement of the beautiful decoration, it is fascinating. Bridge deck is completely parallel to the Geneva streaks, gemstones bearing hole with a tapered bore hole, and even the screws have polished round edges and notches. In addition, they feature inlaid carved motifs and sleek chamfered polished edges that bring out the lines of each bridge. The center of the gold plate in the vicinity of the ball bearings are also decorated with exquisite pearl polka dots. Circular grain is set off the shape and function of the automatic disk. Finally, the surface of the automatic disk will not be missing the engraved Patek Philippe iconic pattern: Calatrava cross star.
The same Calatrava cross carved motifs also appear on 18K white gold folding clasp. This fold-over clasp retains the night blue composite strap with Aquanaut’s classic embossed pattern for extreme comfort and exceptional wear resistance, as well as protection from seawater and ultraviolet light, The new Aquanaut Ref. 5168G watch complements each other. However, Aquanaut features more than that.
It represents the latest technological advancement in watchmaking
Aquanaut series also has another initiative: In 2017, Aquanaut watches joined the famous “Patek Philippe Advanced Technology Research” series of limited edition watch family. In 2005, Patek Philippe introduced the name to name a limited edition watch using one or more advanced research techniques. This year, a limited edition 500 Ref. 5650 Aquanaut Traveler watch is the latest addition to Patek Philippe’s Advanced Technology Study, featuring a revolutionary Spiromax® balance spring made of Silinvar®. In addition to the outboard hub, this balance spring now features an inner hub to further improve isochronism and ensure the ultimate in accuracy of travel time, with daily errors of -1 to +2 seconds. Based on research led by Professor Simon Henein, Patek Philippe’s Advanced Technology Research Group has also developed a flexible (elastic) device to optimize the efficiency of the time zone setting mechanism. He is a Patek Philippe Chair at the University of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, responsible for micromachinery engineering and watchmaking development. He is also a Microcredit R & D center at Neuchâtel in Lausanne, Switzerland, in charge of Instant-Lab Labs work. For complete information on Patek Philippe Advanced Technology Research, see the independent press release.
1997 – 2017: 20th Anniversary of Aquanaut
At the 1997 Basel International Watch and Jewelery Show, Patek Philippe introduced the new Aquanaut Ref. 5060A, a very sporty, modern men’s watch in stainless steel designed to appeal to a younger generation who love the sport. At that time, Nautilus series introduced in 1976 has long been a symbol of casual and elegant stainless steel swiss movement replica watches. However, due to its extremely sophisticated two-piece porthole structure, the Nautilus is outpacing the younger generation of customers, and Filly Sten, the president of Patek Philippe, places great value on these favorite sports customers. Therefore, Patek Philippe choose a more simple three-piece structure of the case, including the back of the case, case and bezel side. Although this means that the left or right sealing hinges have been removed, the technological advances made since 1976 have guaranteed water resistance up to 120 meters with the same case size. With a sleek octagonal bezel, a flat satin-finished section, and chamfered polished edges, the Aquanaut collection expresses its highest respect to the Nautilus collection. However, due to the extremely high processing and finishing difficulties of the stainless steel bracelet, the Aquanaut range is complemented by innovative composite straps that are easier to machine. This approach gained widespread customer acceptance, and Aquanaut soon became one of Patek Philippe’s best-selling men’s watches. Aquanaut Luce, also launched in 2004, also won the hearts of ladies, with sparkling bezel set with flawless top Wesselton diamonds, as well as colorful dials and straps each year. In 2007, on the tenth anniversary of the Aquanaut series, it was completely redesigned to retain all the features of the original and to prepare it for another decade. The new Aquanaut Ref. 5168G “Jumbo” 18K white gold watch is the best proof, it dripping to show the Aquanaut series has always been the casual elegance of two decades.