As everyone knows, Switzerland is famous for two things, well, three if you include tennis ace Roger Federer. The other two are chocolate and watches. And so it is that perhaps the most respected name in watch making decided to produce the Ref. 5167R Aquanaut Jumbo in Rose Gold with a delicious chocolatey colour and texture. It looks for all the world as if the watch has just been unwrapped from its gold foil.
The 1:1 replica swiss Patek Philippe Aquanaut Jumbo Replica watches was initially created in 1997 like a facelift for that Nautilus. You will find several versions from the Aquanaut including chronos and many different metal options, but it'll be no real surprise the Jumbo may be the biggest type of all. The Ref. 5167 changed the Ref. 5065 Aquanaut because the biggest within the collection. The chocolate dial and strap version in rose gold was introduced to be able to commemorate its 10-year success story, and also the huge Ref. 5167R Aquanaut was subtly refined in 2007. Beloved by many people because the perfect dress sports watch, the replica Patek Philippe Jumbo Aquanaut is really a type of casual elegance that mixes customary Patek technical perfection with uncompromising performance and imaginative creativeness in design.
The initial Nautilus, which the Aquanaut is really a direct descendant, has been around since 1976. It had been created by probably the most gifted watch designers ever to sophistication the Swiss watch industry. Gerald Genta, who had been also accountable for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and also the Omega Constellation among a number of other classic watches, states have designed the Nautilus and it is famous port hole dial on the serviette while hearing replica Patek Philippe professionals speaking throughout a lengthy Baselworld lunch. In the finish from the meal he demonstrated them the sketch. These were so impressed it entered production virtually unchanged - and actually the look hasn't significantly transformed since that first sketch.
Although the Ref. 5167R Aquanaut is described as a Jumbo, in reality it is a perfectly modest size – 40mm. The Brown “Décor Brun” Tropical Dial is outlined with luminescent hour/minute hands and markers with 18k Rose Gold arabic numeral markers on the inner dial, white sweep seconds hand, and traditional date display at 3 o’clock.
Turn the watch over and there’s a see through sapphire window on the caseback through which can be viewed the Calibre 324 S C automatic movement, which has a 45 hour power reserve and beats at a relatively slow 21,600, the theory being that a slower rate will last longer over time.
The elevated ‘chocolate bar’ top of the dial is faithfully echoed within the high-tech hypo-allergenic composite ‘Tropical’ strap. The strap is really a composite to be able to be resistant against saltwater immersion, Ultra violet degeneration and microbial growth. It’s made to be slashed for any comfortable custom made after which installed in the butterfly style folding deployment clasp.
The complex yet apparently easy construction from the situation includes a screw-lower crown for added protection while playing sports, or indeed swimming or scuba diving because the watch has water proofing to 120 metres, the very first watch having a look out of caseback to ranked for this depth.
The Ref. 5167R is the newest of the Aquanauts, but that certainly does not make it any easier to get hold of. Patek ‘passionistas’ are mad for any Patek they can get their hands on and the Aquanaut – especially the Rose Gold Aquanaut – is no exception.
They do appear on auction websites from time to time and can command anything from $27,000 to $37,000. It’s always advisable to check that the original documents are included in the sale of your Jumbo Aquanaut as not all that glitters and looks enticingly chocolatey is a Ref.5167R.