While the classic Aquanaut was originally intended to be a men’s model, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Replica is specifically aimed at women, and the collection offers more compact case profiles, additional colorways, and a number of gem-set references that blur the lines between wristwatches and jewelry.
Patek Philippe is expanding the complicated side of the Aquanaut Luce series, and the new Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar reference 5261R-001 brings the brand’s advanced calendar complication to the smaller side of the Aquanaut collection, while simultaneously resisting the urge to include any diamonds or gemstones whatsoever.
Crafted from 18k rose gold, the case of the Cheap Patek Philippe Replica offers the familiar shape and profile that is emblematic of the Aquanaut collection, and it measures 39.9mm in diameter (measured from 10 to 4 o’clock) by 10.94mm-thick, with 21mm lugs and an overall lug-to-lug distance of 47.35mm.
Due to the presence of the additional push-pieces, water resistance for the new Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar ref. 5261R-001 is significantly less than what exists on the standard time-and-date models, although the watch still offers a depth rating of 30 meters to protect against the unavoidable moisture contact that comes with daily wear and use.
The Patek Philippe Replica Watches dial fitted to the new Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar 5261R-001 showcases a blue-gray color and features the Aquanaut’s signature “grenade” pattern embossed into its surface. Applied 18k rose gold Arabic numeral hour markers filled with white luminous material sit along the interior of the minute track, while a rectangular date window sits at the 6 o’clock location.
At the center of the dial are a trio of hands, with the hour and minute handcrafted from 18k rose gold with white luminous inlays, while the seconds hand is constructed from Pfinodal and completely finished in white luminous material. Consisting of 319 components, the Patek Philippe Replica 34-jewel self-winding movement runs a frequency of 28,800vph (4 Hz), while offering users a power reserve of up to 45 hours when fully wound.
In addition to featuring a Gyromax balance wheel with a Silinvar hairspring (which is Patek Philippe’s proprietary silicon alloy), the Patek Philippe Cal. 26-330 S QA LU annual calendar movement is fitted with a centrally-mounted oscillating weight that is crafted from solid 21k gold and signed with the Patek Philippe seal.
Although the new Patek Philippe Aquanaut Replica Buy Now was specifically designed for women, there is nothing overtly feminine about this model’s design, and I could easily see a number of men also being interested in owning this new compact annual calendar sports watch (including myself).