Introduction

5072R
- Aquanaut
Self-winding

The Ref. 5072 Aquanaut Luce Haute Joaillerie showcases the hue of rose gold in a new and very feminine version. The engraved mother-of-pearl dial with a checkerboard pattern in two shades of beige is framed by the fire of diamonds set in the bezel. The self-winding movement can be admired through the sapphire-crystal display back.


Mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber 324 S C. Aquanaut Luce Haute Joaillerie. Date in an aperture. Sweep seconds hand. Bezel set with 40 baguette diamonds (~2.76ct). Engraved mother-of pearl dial, two-tone beige, gold applied brown-painted numerals and diamond hour markers. “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 120 m. Diameter (10 – 4 o’clock): 35.6 mm. Height: 8.5 mm.

Price: 77'000 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 S C
Self-winding

Front Back

324 S C
Self-winding

Date, sweep seconds. Diameter: 27 mm. Height: 3.3 mm. Parts: 213. Bridges: 6. Jewels: 29. Power reserve: Min. 35 hours - max. 45 hours. Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding. Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz). Balance spring: Spiromax®. Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal.

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
The making of a dial

Making a dial is less a branch of watchmaking, more a dedicated craft in itself. Since the dial is the part of the watch that speaks to us, it must be not only beautiful and harmonious, but clearly legible. Dial makers and finishers use age-old hand-craftsmanship skills, alongside trade secrets passed down through generations. A dial for Patek Philippe takes four to six months of production process work, and from 50 to 200 operations, including decorative techniques.

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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