Introduction

5062/450R
- Aquanaut
Self-winding

In this new rose-gold Haute Joaillerie version, the Aquanaut Luce combines the most complex jewel setting techniques (invisible and snow setting). The dial, the case, the lugs, and the clasp are totally set with diamonds in 25 different sizes and shapes (brilliant cut, baguette, trapeze) that together form a unique geometric pattern. An aesthetic and technical masterpiece: Even the hands are set with baguette diamonds, and a brilliant-cut diamond graces the opening in the hour-wheel pipe.


Mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber 324. Aquanaut Luce Haute Joaillerie. Bezel and lugs set with 48 baguette diamonds (~3.68 ct). Hands set with 6 baguette diamonds (~0.06 ct) and one brilliant-cut diamond (~0.01 ct). Dial set with 160 brilliant-cut diamonds (~0.68 ct) (snow setting) and 76 baguette diamonds (~2.6 ct) (invisible setting), 12 baguette diamond hour markers (~0.53 ct). 18K gold dial plate. “Tropical” composite strap, pearly beige, Aquanaut fold-over clasp set with 10 baguette diamonds (~0.34 ct). Case: rose gold. Screw-down crown. Sapphire-crystal case back. Water resistant to 30 m. Case diameter (10 – 4 o’clock): 38.8 mm.

Price: 165'000 CHF *

*Current price including VAT applicable at our Patek Philippe Salons in Geneva, Switzerland. Authorized retailers may determine the price to their customers.

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Caliber

324
Self-winding

Front Back

324
Self-winding

Height: 3.3 mm. Parts: 182. Jewels: 29. Power reserve: Min. 45 hours. Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding. Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz). Balance spring: Spiromax®. Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal. Diameter: 27 mm.

Library

Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography by Nicholas Foulkes

Drawing on exclusive interviews with its owners and with workers and watchmakers past and present as well as on hitherto unseen documents from the company’s archives, Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography celebrates the history of a unique company. Nicholas Foulkes traces the Patek Philippe history from founder Antoine Norbert de Patek’s early life in Poland as a young cavalry officer fighting in a doomed uprising. Foulkes recounts his exile, his life in Geneva. His meeting with gifted watchmaker Adrien Philippe and the 1932 purchase by the Stern family who over four generations have turned it into the legend that it is today. (...)

Savoir faire

Attention to details
Gemsetting

Rubies, emeralds, sapphires, diamonds – all gems must comply to the Patek Philippe Seal’s strict criteria and be the very best of their kind. In terms of diamonds, only the top D to G color range is acceptable. Diamonds must be of the internally flawless (IF) grade and cut must correspond to the international grades “excellent” to “very good.” Patek Philippe gems are always set by hand, and never bonded with adhesive. Rows of gems must be level and pointing in the same direction. The setter always considers the shape and particular character of each gem in order to bring out its radiant beauty, however gems are to be set, whether in a traditional pattern, randomly (simulating, perhaps, a starry sky) or as baguettes standing as numerals.

Press release

Patek Philippe at Baselworld 2017

A year with two anniversaries and fascinating debuts. Patek Philippe can look back to an uninterrupted legacy of 178 successful years in business, so it is not surprising that the suite of anniversaries is becoming denser. They prompt the Genevan manufacture to craft commemorative watches that recall significant events. In 2017, the Aquanaut collection is celebrating its 20th birthday with an anniversary model while the ultra-thin self-winding caliber 240 movement can showcase its many facets with a number of timepieces presented on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. The future is unfolding with a new perpetual calendar watch featuring a timelessly classic "vintage" design, and also with the latest milestones in the "Patek Philippe Advanced Research" series that are united in a limited edition of the Aquanaut Travel Time.

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