Patek Philippe Divulges New Aquanaut Watches

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2021 marks the 15th anniversary of the ladies’ Aquanaut Luce collection. The Aquanaut Luce showcases a diamond-set bezel and comes in both quartz and automatic models, in steel and 18K rose gold, respectively.

The new Aquanaut Luce Travel Time is the first complication in the Aquanaut Luce collection. This dual time zone watch uses Patek Philippe’s signature skeletonized hand to display the hours of a second time zone, while the solid hour hand shows the local time. When at home, the skeletonized hand disappears beneath the solid hour hand, an elegant solution. At 6 o’clock, there’s a discreet day/night indication for home time. The time on the quartz movement is easily adjusted through the crown.

Both time-only Aquanaut Luce watches have been increased to 38.8mm from 35.6mm, but keep the classic stylings of the originals, including the signature dial motif and applied gold numerals. The quartz 5267/200A comes in three colours — black, white, and green — with coordinating dial and straps, while the automatic 5268/200R, debuts a new 18K rose gold case and white dial colour combination. It also features a new movement, calibre 26-330 S C, which was released in 2019. This impressive movement has two patents.

The 42.2mm Aquanaut Chronograph 5968G also gets a new look this year. This impressive chronograph was first released in 2018, but now, Patek Philippe releases the first 18K white gold versions. They have blue or green dials with matching straps. They have the CH 28-520 C calibre, a flyback chronograph with a 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock.

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