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Patek Philippe
Aquanaut
Ref. 5168G


EUR 74.900,-

Patek Philippe Aquanaut with box and papers, in white gold with blue dial and new jumbo size of 42.2mm diameter. A sports model with a youthful design combined with classic elegance, in like-new condition.

Details


Material

Whitegold

Clockwork

Automatic

Ref NR.

5168G

Dial color

blue

Paper

Yes, from 2019

Condition

nearly unworn

Box

Yes

Diameter

42mm

Warranty

1 Year

Modern & sporty

Aquanaut

Launched in 1997, the Aquanaut is young, modern and sporty. Its new "Tropical" bracelet made of extremely durable composite material is resistant to salt water and UV radiation.

Brandstory

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe is the pinnacle of the high art of watchmaking. Founded in 1851 by the extraordinary businessman Antoine Norbert de Patek and the gifted watchmaker Jean Adrienne Philippe, the company was founded by dePatek Philippe is the pinnacle of the high art of watchmaking. The company was founded by the extraordinary businessman Antoine Norbert de Patek and the gifted watchmaker Jean Adrienne Philippe in 1851. dePatek Philippe was bought by the Stern brothers in 1932 and has remained 100% family owned as the only existing brand until today. The perfect interaction of tradition and technical innovation distinguishes the brand like no other. Patek Philippe patents from the first crown winding mechanism to the perpetual calendar have had a lasting impact on the entire watch industry and have been immortalized in the history books. n Stern brothers bought the brand in 1932 and has remained 100% family owned to this day as the only existing brand. The perfect combination of tradition and technical innovation distinguishes the brand like no other. Patek Philippe patents from the first crown winding mechanism to the perpetual calendar have had a lasting impact on the entire watch industry and have been immortalized in history books.

The Nautilus that was to become the Aquanaut

The genesis of the Aquanaut

The link between the Nautilus and the Aquanaut is the yellow gold Ref.5060. Secretly introduced as the Nautilus 5060S in 1996 it could be seen as a test from Patek to have a Nautilus on a leather strap. This led the brand in the following year to introduce an all new collection of sports watches based on this reference, later to be named Aquanaut. A new model line which was designed to appeal to a younger audience that had a decidedly more casual approach to luxury. After the official launch of the Aquanaut collection in 1997 the reference of the watch changed from 5060S to 5060J.

The best time is now:

Patek Philippe Aquanaut

1 1 Year Timelounge-Warranty

Box included

Papers included

Articles prepared for you

In the right time

TIMELOUNGE Market Update

After a uniquely strong price increase at the beginning of the year, especially for the brands Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe, the market for Royal Oaks, Nautilus, and Aquanauts cooled down considerably again in the second half of the year. Where do things go from here?

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