Drip or drown? Patek Philippe Aquanaut at a Glance
In the grand history of Patek Philippe replica watches for men, the history of Aquanaut is relatively short. Although the Aquanaut was inspired by the popular Nautilus, it has its own unique design and appeal. In our overview, you'll learn about:
Design Features Aquanaut and the Nautilus Popular models
A brief history of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Launched in 1997 and celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut is designed for a younger, more modern generation. In the late 1990s, we saw the “Dot Com Boom” of exploding tech growth and a rising stock market. Young people, especially, saw the potential in this new industry, and many companies were founded and quickly sold.
The luxury market adapted and designed products aimed at younger collectors, and Patek Philippe responded with the Aquanaut. It will be the label's first collection since the Nautilus in the '70s, followed by the women's Twenty~4 in 1999.
5060A Reference model 5060A Discount replica watches was the first Aquanaut released and measures 35.6mm. The dial pattern of this model is very distinctive. Unlike the horizontal stripes of the Nautilus, the original Aquanaut has a block pattern that even looks like a chocolate bar at first glance. Today's dial pattern is reminiscent of this, but more elegant and subtle.
When it was launched, the large Arabic numerals filled with luminous light were very eye-catching and stood out from other watches. Another first for Patek Philippe was the addition of a rubber strap. Development and testing took over a year. From the outset, the strap pattern matches the dial pattern, creating a sense of continuity between the two.
Aquanaut Design Features Aquanaut is known to be heavily influenced by Nautilus, although it was not designed by the legendary Gerald Genta. The original Aquanaut was smaller than Nautilus, but according to today's references, Aquanaut was slightly larger.
Thanks to its screw-down crown and caseback, the Aquanaut is water resistant to 120 meters. A sporty rubber "Tropical" strap sets this model apart from the more formal Nautilus models.
How to Adjust the Band Size The strap is cut to fit the wrist. If you look at the bottom, you'll notice that the spring bars are segmented, which indicates where to cut when you adjust the size. The strap must be measured correctly before cutting, as no material can be added afterwards.
First, you need to remove the buckle from the strap. Cut a section from there and try on the watch again. If the strap is still too big, cut a section from the other side to balance the strap. Repeat this section alternately each time until the watch is securely on your wrist.
set time The way to set the time is the same as any other Patek Philippe fashion replica watches. Unscrew the crown all the way and move it out to the farthest position. The seconds hand should stop and you can now turn the crown to set the time.
On models such as the Aquanaut Chronograph 5968A, there is a pusher for date correction at 8 o'clock. On the Aquanaut Travel Time model 5164, the left side of the case has buttons for setting the local time, the top button is -1 hour and the bottom button is +1 hour. On this model, the date corrector is located at 4 o'clock.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut or Nautilus Take a look at Aquanaut next to Nautilus, there are obvious similarities between the two. They have similar case shapes and the same movement, but there are quite a few differences between the two. Watch our full comparison of the Nautilus 5711 vs. the Aquanaut 5167.
The Aquanaut usually comes with a tropical rubber strap, while the Nautilus usually comes with a metal bracelet. This difference also reflects the fact that the Aquanaut is typically sporty, with a slightly larger case size and a stronger clasp when compared to the strap.
Aquanaut has a clearer dial. The large Arabic numerals are fully luminous and feature complementary luminous indices on the outer edge of the dial. The Nautilus, while also Ambilight, has a thinner platinum index. Looking at the seconds hand, the Aquanaut is also more legible, the lacquered hands are slightly larger compared to the thin white gold hands. The dial itself is very different from the Nautilus with its stepped horizontal stripes. The Aquanaut has a geosphere pattern that also mimics the strap pattern. Both dials have a gradient between the center and the edges, but the Aquanaut is slightly more reflective.Best replica watches
Looking at the cases of the time-only models of both watches, the Nautilus is smaller on the wrist. While the Nautilus is also a slim watch, the Aquanaut is actually 2mm thinner, despite the overall case being larger on the wrist. People with smaller wrists tend to find the Nautilus a better size, while those with larger wrists prefer the Aquanaut.
Popular Aquanaut Models Aquanaut has many different versions compared to Nautilus, even with a shorter production time.
No. 5167/1A-001 This 40mm Aquanaut watch features a stainless steel bracelet and a black geode dial.
Reference No. 5968A-001 This is a more complex version of the Aquanaut luxury replica watches, with timing capabilities. This model features a 60-minute counter at 6 o'clock.
No. 5164A-001 Aquanaut also has a travel time version. This model looks more like a Nautilus thanks to the pusher on the left side of the case that controls the local time. Similar to the chronograph version, there is a subdial at 6 o'clock, which is a date function rather than a chronograph register.
Other Aquanaut Versions In 2021, Patek Philippe released seven new Aquanaut and Aquanaut Luce models. Aquanaut Luce is the women's collection with quartz or automatic movements and diamond-set bezels. Luce means "light" in Italian, referring to the reflection of a diamond, and this subset of the Aquanaut womenswear collection launched in 2004.
The two new men's Shopping replica watches for 2021 are white gold chronographs with blue or green dials and matching Tropical rubber straps.