PATEK PHILIPPE Aquanaut is a sports watch that is easier for the brand than the Golden Eagle series. Of course, the basic steel case is quite popular in the market (the price is more than 50 thousand Taiwan dollars), but Regardless of the style of the steel case with tape or chain belt, it currently only has a black face. The relatively expensive precious metal models have a more diverse color palette. For example, the rose gold model has a chocolate face. The previous PP was launched in response to Aquanaut’s 20th anniversary. The platinum model also has a handsome gradient blue surface. In 2019, the watch king will launch the new Aquanaut 5168 again. This time, the brand new brand will be replaced by the khaki green for the first time in the series. Another young energy.
Patek Philippe launches Aquanaut 5168G with a new color scheme. The khaki green faceplate is a relatively rare attempt for the brand. It echoes the series’ adventurous spirit, and also declares the brand’s determination to keep up with the times.
The new 5168G and the blue face of 2017 are a bit of a taste, because both are also platinum cases (a bit pity for watch fans not stainless steel), and the dial color is compared to the traditional PP watch Are more bold. Undersea explorers originally emphasized the bold and enterprising spirit. This is in contrast to the dial colors of previous watches. It seems that Patek Philippe has made a breakthrough new attempt in 2019. Simply changing the khaki green face, let the The new 5168G makes people feel refreshed. In addition, the original features of Aquanaut faceplate such as carved checkerboard pattern, gold Arabic numerals three-dimensional time scales and Barton-style hands are still motionless, functional parts, 5168G It is a simple junior needle + date, which meets the most basic needs for daily wear.
The green face itself is still decorated with a checkerboard pattern, while the white gold hands and hour markers correspond to the case material. The effect is clear when viewed against the khaki green face
The transparent case back on the case back reveals the calibre of the 324 SC movement. Its parts workmanship and the K gold automatic disk completely bear the PP mark engraved on the movement. In addition, the 5168G case thickness is 8.25mm, which is thin for sports watches. Now, because the thickness of the movement is only 3.3mm, it will not feel heavy when worn on the hand, and it is more suitable for more dynamic activities. The waterproof performance of this watch still maintains a depth of 120 meters, of course. This is not a professional diving watch grade specification, but it is enough to cope with water in daily life.
The rubber strap with Patek Philippe’s patented folding clasp, which has been in use since 2018, ensures that the watch is not easy to loose.
Patek Philippe handled it in the same way as 5168G in 2017. The green side of the khaki 5168G is still equipped with a rubber strap of the same color. The strap has a three-dimensional grid pattern that echoes the checkerboard pattern. The composite material of the strap ensures that it is more resistant to wear and tear. It’s also easier to worry about salt erosion if you are at the beach. At the same time, its buckle also uses the new design folding buckle launched by the brand in 2018, which is characterized by four independent buckles in the buckle assembly. The buckle is not easy to loose. Even if it is opened on one side, the other side will still be firmly fixed, and the watch will not be loosened straight into the horizon. It is very happy that although this watch is also made of platinum, it does not mean that the blue face model will be discontinued accordingly. Patek Philippe said that the two platinum models will still be sold in the market at the same time, so you don’t have to worry about moving. The only color match is to pick the watch as you like.
Platinum material / 324 S C automatic winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 120 meters / diameter 42.2mm / reference price: 270,000 RMB