Patek Philippe Aquanaut Watches

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Brief information and technical specifications:

About Patek Philippe:

Patek Philippe is consistently ranked as the nr 1 luxury watch brand in the world, in terms of prestige, price and handmade luxury.

Is Patek Philippe considered to be more prestigious than say Breguet, Blancpain, A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger LeCoultre and Rolex? The simple and short answer is: yes.

Patek Philippe is a member of the “Holy Trinity” of luxury watch brands – the three most prestigious, expensive and luxurious watch brands on the market. The other two are Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet.

It’s debatable whether Patek Philippe is more prestigous than Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin, but Patek Philippe is definitely ranked among the top three luxury brands in the world!

Patek Philippe is one of very few Swiss luxury watch manufacturers left, where the luxury timepieces are handmade in accordance with the old and venerable Swiss tradition of watchmaking.

It takes Patek Philippe 9 months to manufacture their most basic watches and models by hand!

Patek Philippe is one of the very few independent Swiss watchmakers left in the industry, and what makes the brand even more special is that the company is family owned – although not by the founding family.

In 1839, Antoine Norbert de Patek, and Francois Czapek, established Patek, Czapek & Cie. which was the forerunner of Patek Philippe. They established the watch manufacturer in Geneva, Switzerland, where it’s located even today.

Patek, Czapek & Cie became Patek Philippe & Co. in 1851. Patek Philippe is named after Antoine Norbert de Patek – a Polishman who migrated to Switzerland, and Jean Adrien Philippe – a Frenchman, who migrated to Switzerland as well.

About Patek Philippe Aquanaut:

Patek Philippe Aquanaut dates back to 1997, and is Patek Philippe’s modern version of the brand’s super iconic water resistant sports watch – the Patek Philippe Nautilus.

Just like the Nautilus, Aquanaut isn’t a proper full fledged divers watch, rather it’s a water resistant sports and dress watch, suitable for swimming and snorkeling but not diving. The Aquanaut’s depth rating is 120 meters/394 feet.

Opting for a Patek Philippe Aquanaut means you are opting for a water resistant sports and dress watch belonging to the world’s nr 1 luxury watch brand.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut is a water resistant sports watch for sure, but wearing it and using it, means you need to be more careful, since it isn’t as robust as say Audemars Piguet’s, IWC’s, Breitling’s, Omega’s, Rolex’s, Blancpain’s or Jaeger LeCoultre’s sports and divers watches.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut is a rather small, light, and thin watch. That’s the nr 1 thing you’ll notice about it when you’re wearing it on your wrist.

Movements:

Patek Philippe Aquanaut uses primarily these movements:

  • Patek Philippe in-house automatic movement 324 S C, with 29 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 45 hour power reserve.
  • Patek Philippe in-house automatic movement 324 S C FUS, with 29 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 45 hour power reserve.

Date Function:

  • Yes.

Functions:

  • A few Patek Philippe Aquanauts have a GMT-function and a 24 hour indicator, but most of their watches have the basic time functions: hour-, minute-, and second hands, and a date window.

Case Material:

The most commonly used materials are:

  • Stainless steel.
  • 18 carat rose gold.

Case Dimension:

Ladies’ watches: D = Diameter. TH = Thickness:

  • D: 35,2mm.

Men’s watches: D = Diameter. TH = Thickness:

  • D: 40mm.
  • D: 40,8mm.

Case Back:

  • Exhibition case back/sapphire crystal case back.

Bezel:

  • Fixed. Some bezels are fitted with diamonds.

Crystal:

  • Sapphire crystal.

Strap Materials:

  • Stainless steel bracelet.
  • Rubber strap.

Clasp:

  • Deployment clasp.
  • Butterfly clasp.

Water Resistance:

  • 120 meters/394 feet.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut is suitable for swimming and snorkeling but not diving.


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