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Since its hugely successful launch in 1997, the Aquanaut has become another of Patek Philippe’s iconic timepieces. Renowned for its modern and sporty chic design the Swiss watch house has delighted its dedicated watch enthusiasts by reexploring and gently reimagining this already sensational collection.
Practical and elegant, this new Aquanaut Luce (Light) Travel Time epitomises casual chic. Powered by a quartz Travel Time movement (calibre E 23-250 S FUS 24H) the accuracy and reliability of this intelligent watch is by no means eclipsed by its striking aesthetic.
The extremely practical Travel Time complication is strongly associated with the Aquanaut, yet the Luce model’s ergonomics differ slightly from the standard. Rather than the prominent push buttons being required to function the complication, the Luce Time Travel is set simply via the watch crown maintaining elegance and finesse to the overall look of the timepiece.
The case size has been afforded a generous increase to a 38.8mm accurately reflecting the trend for increased sized ladies’ watches and the dial features a striking solid hand for local time and a sophisticated skeletonised hand for home time.
Crafted in 18 carat rose gold the case features contrasting satin-brushed and polished finishes which are enhanced beautifully by a matt white dial and an integrated white composite material strap which includes a patented fold-over clasp secured by four catches.
Extra sparkle and personality shines from 1.11 carats of 48 individually faceted Top Wesselton Pure diamonds set within the bezel.
Bringing unique style and elegance to every occasion, the overwhelming reaction to the Luce range has confirmed its permanent place within the sensational collection.
A striking pair of Aquanaut Chronographs are the next addition to this generous offering. A “Midnight Blue” and “Khaki Green” version are presented in 18 carat white gold cases featuring a Calibre CH 28-520 C Self Winding Fly back Chronograph Movement.
The chronograph sub dial has been integrated harmoniously onto the dial of the watch. The case, bezel and pushers interplay polished and satin brushed finishes adding to the prestige of this timepiece.
The indicators on the chronograph dial are clearly legible in white, the ideal colour to provide rich clarity against the embossed Aquanaut pattern. Continuing the importance of legibility, white gold applied numerals and large baton-style hands also in white gold with a luminescent coating provide a visible contrast, perfect to read at a glance.
As well as being visually striking, this watch performs as well as any within Patek Philippe’s stylish sports collection. The large case size measures 42.2mm in diameter, aiding to the legibility and enhancing the handsome design. The functionality of this watch continues as it is tested to resist water up to 120m as well as being tested to withstand wear to this collection’s unique composite material wrist strap.
A reserve power of 45-55 hours gives added assurance of quality and reliability to this welcome addition to the men’s aquanaut range uniting tradition, innovation and aesthetic.
This complication has been regarded as being perfectly suited to the Aquanaut’s sporting spirit, a direction the Swiss watch house are keen to continue.
Another exciting addition to the newly released Aquanaut collection is the new Aquanaut Luce, available in three enticing colours, midnight black (5267/200A-001), elegant white (5267/200A-010) and military green (5267/200A-011) all presented in the larger diameter of 38.8mm.
The perfect blend of sportiness and refinement, the dials are embossed with the classic Aquanaut decoration also featuring white gold applied Arabic numerals and large baton-style hands also in white gold. The white dial version has black numerals and the date printed in white to enhance legibility.
Highly water-resistant to 120 m and featuring a screw-down crown, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce is powered by a caliber E 23-250 S C quartz movement finished with the same meticulous care and dedication as the manufacture’s mechanical movements.
The unique play of light between the satin brushed finish and the polished surfaces of the steel watch case work in harmony to illuminate the dial and accentuate the 48 round cut Top Wesselton diamonds adorning the bezel.
Bringing sophisticated style and elegance to every possible occasion, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce effortless bridges the gap between sport functionality and everyday glamour.
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