Hands-On – Patek Philippe Aquanaut Jumbo 5168G (Blue Dial, White Gold, 42mm)

Hands-On – Patek Philippe Aquanaut Jumbo 5168G (Blue Dial, White Gold, 42mm)

This year, the Geneva-Based assembling Patek Philippe is praising the 20th commemoration of one of its advanced symbols, the Aquanaut. As a component of another assortment, the brand adds some tone and a piece of boldness to a model that have consistently been playing on the tactful side, with a 42mm and blue dial Patek Philippe Aquanaut Jumbo 5168G.

After an enormous buzz made around the 40th commemoration versions of the Nautilus in 2016 – with two restricted releases we appeared to you here – Patek is now giving a few credits to another advanced symbol of sports watches, the Aquanaut. At the 1997 Basel show, Patek Philippe introduced the new Aquanaut Ref. 5060A, a lively, yet stylish and contemporary watch for men in tempered steel intended to speak to a youthful generation.

Less “classical“, more affordable as well, more straightforward and more adjusted to an every day use, the Aquanaut took motivation in the Nautilus, but with a 3 section case and a more basic development, similarly as with elastic tie and not a coordinated steel wristband. However, it shares the octagonal/window state of the Nautilus, something that rapidly make some allure around this watch. Afterward, the Aquanaut developed somewhat with the 5167, a smidgen more refined and adjusted than previously. This year, another form has been presented, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Jumbo 5168G, and its not just about another color.

The new Patek Philippe Aquanaut Jumbo 5168G doesn’t new the idea of the model however refreshes very a few viewpoints, at any rate outwardly. Precisely, the Aquanaut actually is driven by the thin (3.3mm), focal rotor type 324 SC (seconde centrale), a three-hander with date at 3, Patek seal and – 3/+2 seconds out of every day. The development is as yet noticeable from the back.

The fundamental development, as you may have speculated by the authority “Jumbo” designation, is the expanded measurement. While before a little (in a real sense little on the wrist) 40mm, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Jumbo 5168G is presently 42mm, and 18k white gold – still 120m water safe. No dramatization thought, the watch holds a general style and simply adds a touch of current appeal.

In terms of dial, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Jumbo 5168G introduces another tone, completely in accordance with its sea-going expectations: a naval force blue, marginally angle dial (hazier on the fringe). It holds the decorated checkerboard patter of the model. Obviously, on account of the expanded breadth, the dates sits marginally less on the edge of the dial than previously, yet nothing stunning all things considered. Besides, it is quite slim for such a games watch, at just 9.2mm.

The applied numerals are equivalent, just as the hands, in steel with white brilliant paint (hours and minutes) or counterbalanced and white-laquered for the seconds. In the metal, the tone is somewhat charming, with pleasant reflections, which gives the Aquanaut a bolder and sportier look. it is combined with a coordinating elastic strap.

The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Jumbo 5168G will estimated at CHF 34,000. patek.com .