Patek Philippe Launches Its First Aquanaut Minute Repeater
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Minute Repeater receives splashes of colour
Patek Philippe is endowing its “modern casual chic” Aquanaut collection with one of its most emblematic Grand Complications: the minute repeater. It has chosen for this purpose the Aquanaut Luce ladies’ line.
All The Colours
The distinctive new model, destined to enrich the choice of watches for women, is presented in two Haute Joaillerie versions resplendent in a rainbow of multicoloured baguette-cut sapphires and baguette-cut diamonds showcasing the “invisible setting.” Inspired by the famous Nautilus, the Aquanaut made its debut in 1997.
Moreover, its young, original and dynamic design, emphasised by a dial and coordinated strap in a composite material, quickly established it as a cult watch for aficionados of a casual but refined lifestyle. The basic model displays hours, minutes, seconds and date.
An original alliance between Haute Horlogerie, modern casual chic and Haute Joaillerie, the new Reference 5260/355R-001 in rose gold is adorned with a setting of 52 multicoloured baguette-cut sapphires (3.19 ct), 112 baguette-cut diamonds (7.31 ct) and 160 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.72 ct).
On top of that, the original shape of the octagonal Aquanaut bezel is highlighted by a double row of baguette-cut gemstones set according to the refined “invisible setting” technique. Each stone is specially cut with lateral grooves so as to be embedded in tiny gold rails that will be invisible once the stone is set.
Colourful Outside And In
The outer row is also composed of diamonds and is also subtly beveled while the inner row of rainbow-coloured sapphires selected to form a perfect gradient. Baguette diamonds illuminate the lugs.
What’s more, the dial plays subtly on the shape of the gems and the way they are set, to form a graceful geometric pattern. Its centre is paved with baguette diamonds in an “invisible setting” recalling the (usually embossed) Aquanaut Luce motif.
Only The Best
Legibility is ensured by 12 multicoloured sapphire hour markers echoing the bezel gradient and baton-style hands in rose gold with a white luminescent coating. As with all the manufacturer’s precious watches, the settings reply to the stringent criteria of the Patek Philippe Seal, with Top Wesselton Pure diamonds, top-quality sapphires and stones of impeccable cut.
More information can be found on the Patek Philippe Website.