New Product Release: Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time 5269R-001 Watch

Following last year’s huge success with the Aquanaut Luce model with a blue-grey dial and rose gold case, Patek Philippe has further expanded this concept. Last year’s Luce watch was one of my favorite watches at the show, so seeing another one was a welcome addition to me. This year, Patek Philippe launched the Replica Patek Philippe Iced Out, a quartz watch with a novel travel time function.

The new solid rose gold Aquanaut Travel Time 5269R is smaller than the 40.8mm mechanical Aquanaut Travel Time model and is actually the smallest Aquanaut case without jewels. At 38.8mm in diameter, it’s not a small watch and is close to what many would consider the perfect 39mm. Thanks to its quartz movement, it measures just 8.77 mm (approximately 1.5 mm thinner than the mechanical model).

Despite the screw-down crown, water resistance is limited to 30m, which is perhaps the Achilles heel of the Aquanaut line. While it looks like a sports watch, it doesn’t actually offer the durability to be taken anywhere. Featuring a sapphire crystal and a solid rose gold caseback, the watch is fitted with the signature Copy Patek Philippe Watches strap that echoes the dial pattern and features a patented rose gold folding clasp with four safety clasps.

The dial is classic Aquanaut style, with the opalescent blue-gray color of previous Luce models, as well as globe-like relief lines reminiscent of longitude and latitude. The central patterned dial is surrounded by a gold minute track printed with a luminous square pattern. The hands and three-dimensional Arabic numerals are made of the same rose gold material as the case. Of particular note is the word “HOME” at 6 o’clock.

It’s one of the cleanest travel time dials the brand has ever offered, most of which are cluttered with other indicators and displays (except maybe last year’s Calatrava 24-hour watch), and I’m here for it . If I could go one step further, I would remove the seconds hand, or at least make it rose gold.

The Best Patek Philippe Replica Caliber E 23-250 S FUS 24H is considered a completely new quartz movement for the brand, bringing a simplified travel time functionality to the catalog, replacing the extra pushers and correctors found on most Patek Philippe travel timepieces. It’s probably no surprise that Patty P doesn’t mess with quartz movements. Obviously, you can hardly tell that this is a quartz movement.

It has crisp stripes, gold-engraved text, and no plastic parts. The movement consists of 96 components, has 9 jewels and has a battery life of 3 years. Accuracy is +127/-18 seconds per year.

No doubt some will complain that this is a quartz watch rather than an improved version of the mechanical Fully Iced Out Patek Replica. But I don’t think the appeal here is undeniable: a compact, simple, luxurious travel watch with undisputed quartz precision and the high-end craftsmanship we’ve come to expect from Patek Philippe.