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Popular Patek Philippe Aquanaut watches

The Patek Philippe Aquanaut watch is an entry-level model that wears like a modern sports watch

        
Patek Philippe Aquanaut

The Patek Philippe Aquanaut watch is an entry-level model that wears like a modern sports watch. It was the first of Patek Philippe’s catalog to be fitted with a rubber strap and is collected widely for its affordability and its distinct look, inspired by the famous Nautilus. The Aquanaut was designed by Gerald Genta, creator of Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak watch and Patek’s Nautilus watch.

There are several reasons why a Patek Philippe Aquanaut watch remains so popular as a collectible. Not only do the watches retain their value well on the second-hand market, but they’re built from a selection of robust materials to ensure longevity on the wrist. Aside from its recognizable octagonal-shaped, porthole bezel, the watch also features a large crown protector but with a curvier more modern appearance than the Nautilus. Let’s take a look at some popular Aquanaut watches that are currently still produced by this famous Swiss brand.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167A



Patek Philippe Aquanaut

Reference: 5167A
Price: 18.200 €
Winding: Self-winding
Case Diameter: 40mm
Style: Sporty

This popular Aquanaut 5167A watch showcases the time via a “geosphere” guilloche pattern on the dial base. The timepiece bears an inseparable resemblance to the Nautilus but features a more rounded dial with curvier corners and wears with a lightness on the wrist. The dial of this men’s Patek Philippe watch is clutter-free, providing only the essential elements required for straight-forward time-keeping and a simple date aperture at 3 o’clock. You can explore water depths of 120 meters with this sporty Aquanaut strapped to the wrist. Its black and steel color palette is particularly fetching whether paired with relaxed attire whilst on vacation or a smart suit for the office. Whether you’re wearing this watch for work or play, however, you’re sure to experience the full benefit of the in-house made Calibre Caliber 324 S C, which powers a sweep second hand around the dial and a useful 35-hour power reserve.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5968A



Patek Philippe Aquanaut

Reference: 5968A
Price: 41.840 €
Winding: Self-winding
Case Diameter: 42.2mm
Style: Sporty

Compared to the Aquanaut 5167A, the Aquanaut 5968A is sportier and more dynamic since it’s a chronograph watch. Zesty orange-colored elements “pop” out from a stealthy black embossed dial and its stainless steel case measures larger and more domineering on the wrist with a 42.4mm width. Perfect for contemporary watch lovers, this popular Patek Philippe watch is endowed with a chronograph movement with innovative flyback function, enabling you to activate a new timing without having to stop, reset and start the stopwatch feature again. A simple push of one button takes care of all this for you. Of course, the Aquanaut wouldn’t be an Aquanaut if it wasn’t capable of exploring the waters. This timepiece is equipped with 120-meter water resistance and sports the famous composite black strap that the collection became so well-known for. You can even transform the look of the watch with a vibrant orange rubber strap in the same design. Performance-wise, the watch is powered by the CH 28‑520 C Calibre, which delivers a larger power reserve of 45 hours compared to the 5167A’s 35-hour power reserve.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time 5164A



Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time

Reference: 5164A
Price: 32.630  €
Winding: Self-winding
Case Diameter: 40.8mm
Style: Sporty

This Aquanaut 5164A watch is a compact size for not only keeping track of the passing minutes of the day but also for monitoring a second time zone. If you’re a frequent traveler, this dynamic Aquanaut Travel Time watch is a practical dual time model with a highly readable dial. Arabic numerals and a minute scale surround the periphery of the dial, accompanied by luminous central hands and a useful date ring at 6 o’clock. All appliques are dressed against a dramatic black embossed dial. Whether you choose to travel in style with this popular Patek Philippe Aquanaut watch or enjoy it for its ability to blend sporty undertones with a professional look – the powerful in-house Caliber 324 S C FUS powers on relentlessly inside a 120-meter water-resistant steel case. The watch’s black polymer strap with Aquanaut fold-over clasp completes the look of this Aquanaut Travel Time watch perfectly.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G



Patek Philippe Aquanaut

Reference: 5168G
Price: 36.610  €
Winding: Self-winding
Case Diameter: 42.4mm
Style: Sporty

This timepiece pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of the famous Aquanaut which launched in 1997. Its “Jumbo” size spans a diameter of 42.4mm across the wrist and has been crafted from 18k white gold. Its stunning blue-to-black graduated dial makes this an appealing watch to add to any collection. With its assertive masculinity and softly rounded octagonal-shaped case that pays homage to the iconic Nautilus watch - this model combines functionality with performance in perfect proportions. The Aquanaut watch is powered by the Caliber 324 S C which provides a sweep second hand and a date aperture at 3 o’clock. A simplified format combined with a sporty midnight blue-colored “Tropical” composite strap makes this a watch to wear to the gym, work or vacation.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time 5650G-001



Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time

Reference: 5650G-001
Price: 36.610  €
Winding: Self-winding
Case Diameter: 42.2mm
Style: Mechanical

Lastly, equipped with the brand’s ingenious time-zone function, this Patek Philippe Aquanaut watch displays the local time as well as the local date and a second time zone The day/night indicator is easy to reference against the watch’s marine-blue dial. It features a darkened graduated effect that folds out towards the edges of the dial. If you like your watches to display a little more technical finesse, this Aquanaut watch is sure to impress with its recognizable Aquanaut-embossed dial decoration. A silvery steel flexible mechanism with four leaf springs and decorated chamfered finishes peep through the dial at 9 o’clock. It is this feature that sets the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5650G-001 watch aside from any other model in the collection. The mechanical self-winding Caliber 324 S C FUS with two time zones beats with unparalleled precision inside an 18k white gold case. You can explore water depths of 120 meters with this water-friendly Aquanaut watch secured closely to your wrist on a blue polymer strap.

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