When launched in 1997, the Aquanaut created a sensation. It was young, modern and unexpected. Its case was a rounded octagon, inspired by that of the Nautilus. And it sported a “tropical” strap, made of a new composite material ultra-resistant to wear, salt water and uv radiation.
Date in an aperture. Center sweep second hand. Bezel set with 46 diamonds (~1 ct). Dial: “Safari Brown” embossed dial, gold applied numerals. « Tropical » composite strap, Aquanaut fold-over clasp. Aquanaut fold-over clasp. Case: steel. Screw-down crown. Solid case back. Water resistant to 120 m. Case diameter (10 - 4 o’clock): 35.6 mm. Height: 7.7 mm.
Date, sweep seconds. Diameter: 23.9 mm. Height: 2.5 mm. Parts: 80. Jewels: 8. Quartz frequency: 32,768 Hz. Power source: Silver oxide battery 1.55 V. Battery life: about 3 years.