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.
Mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber 324 S C. Date in an aperture. Sweep seconds hand. Bezel set with 46 diamonds (~1 ct). Dial: Chocolate Brown embossed dial, gold applied numerals, luminescent hour markers. “Tropical” composite strap. Aquanaut fold-over clasp. Case: rose gold. Screw-down crown. Sapphire-crystal case back. Water resistant to 120 m. Case diameter (10 – 4 o’clock): 35.6 mm. Height: 8.5 mm.