Patek Philippe Aquanaut – A game changer
Patek Philippe is a prestigious watch brand and they have created some of the most iconic timepieces including the Nautilus. Patek Philippe Aquanaut was the brand’s take on a sporty watch. Even though the watch first came in 1997, Patek gave us a peek at the Aquanaut with the release of the reference 5060S in 1996. The watch came with a porthole design, a yellow gold case, and a leather strap.
In 1997, Patek Philippe launched the reference 5060A, which is also considered as the first Aquanaut watch. The timepiece established some of the features that have made the Aquanaut popular today. It featured a porthole-style steel case, a checkerboard dial and a ‘Tropical’ rubber strap.
It was also the first instance of a Patek watch featuring a rubber strap. The strap was made from a blend of components and it was advertised to be resistant to saltwater, bacteria and UV rays.
Modern Aquanaut design
In 2007, Patek Philippe celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Aquanaut by releasing a fresh new look. Some of the most noticeable changes were seen on the dial and the bracelet. On the dial, the deep grooves are replaced by more shallow and curved lines. Also, the Swiss watch manufacturer placed a date indicator on the 3 o’clock hour marker making the watch more functional.
In terms of the bracelet, the Tropical strap switched from the bar lugs to an integrated-style bracelet like the Nautilus. The pattern on the strap also changed to a more curved design in order to match the new dial. Lastly, the clasp was made more resistant with a double mechanism.
Offering a better taste, Patek Philippe also swapped the yellow gold model for a rose gold one. The rose gold variant comes with a brown dial and a brown strap.
Complications on an Aquanaut
The first complication on an Aquanaut was seen in 2011 on reference 5164-A. The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time comes with a hidden skeletonized hand in addition to the minute and the hour hand. In order to make it easy to read, two windows were added on the dial where one can determine the local and home time with the color change. The date was moved to a sub-dial around the 6 o’clock mark.
From that time on, the Swiss watch manufacturer added dynamic designs and unconventional features to the Aquanaut lineup. It was almost as if the Aquanaut line became the hub for all the experimentation.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut watches at WatchMaestro
Patek Philippe Aquanaut is a sporty and elegant-looking watch that deserves a spot in your collection. In case you have been thinking of buying one lately, you can get it for a great price at WatchMaestro. Among some of the best luxury watches in Dubai, you can find your favorite Aquanaut watch. You can even choose to sell your watch to us or exchange the existing one with one of the other premium timepieces.
Here are the options available at WatchMaestro:
- Purchase a Patek Philippe Aquanaut
- Sell or exchange an Aquanaut
- Service your Patek Philippe Aquanaut
Purchase a Patek Philippe Aquanaut
Patek Philippe Aquanaut is currently available in 17 different models. Not just that, there are also some older models that have now been discontinued. If you have been wanting a particular model from the Aquanaut collection, we can source the watch for you. As one of the many advantages of purchasing a watch from us, you will get a 100% authentic timepiece along with all the paperwork.
Sell or exchange an Aquanaut
In case there is already a Patek Philippe Aquanaut in your collection, you can sell it to us for a great price. You can either sell the watch directly at our luxury boutique or you can choose to consign the watch to us. Under the watch consignment, the watch will be listed on our website at an agreed price.
Once the watch is sold, the amount will be transferred to your bank account. You can also choose to get paid in cash.
Service your Patek Philippe Aquanaut
Patek Philippe Aquanaut has a self-winding movement and some of the models even have some advanced complications. This means that the Aquanaut watches need servicing every now and then. You can get your watch serviced at WatchMaestro. And it is not just regular service that we offer, but we also offer all kinds of repairs. These are handled by our professional team and we take utmost care of all the watches that come in.