2017 is a landmark year for Patek Philippe as the brand celebrates the 20th anniversary of the iconic Aquanaut and the 40th anniversary of their famous self winding caliber 240 movement. To honour these occasions, Patek has released a range of new timepieces at Baselworld 2017. Here are three that have caught our eye.
To mark the 20th birthday of the Aquanaut, Patek have created the Aquanaut Ref. 5168G. This traditionally casual sports watch is elevated to new heights with a 42.2mm case made from solid 18ct white gold. The timepiece retains it’s signature slim profile and is run on the impressive self-winding caliber 324 S C movement. The dial is engrossing, made from a subtle blue gradient which ends in black at the edges of the face. The hands, numerals and luminous markers are crafted from white gold and the watch is fitted to a night blue composite strap, fastened with a three part clasp also made from 18ct white gold.
The 5396 turned 20 last year and for 2017, Patek have added two new references to the collection, the 5396R-014 and the 5396R-015. Both feature a deep blue sunburst dial, rose gold case, annual calendar and moon phase complications. The 5396R-014 features gold applied hour markers while the 5396R-015 boasts baguette diamond hour markers. Both references are run on the manufacture caliber 324 mechanical self winding movement.
The new 7130G features a peacock blue dial with a guilloché centre, a split colour 24 hour indicator centre ring, a sunburst outer ring with 24 international cities, all housed in a 36mm white gold case encrusted with 62 diamonds. The watch is run on the Patek Philippe 240 HU automatic calibre and comes fitted with a matching peacock blue alligator strap.
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