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.
Dial: brown embossed dial, gold applied numerals with luminescent coating. Rose gold. Case diameter (10-4 o’clock): 40 mm. Height: 8.1 mm. Screw down crown. Water resistant to 120 m. Sapphire-crystal case back. Chocolate brown composite strap. Fold-over clasp. Date. Sweep seconds.
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.