Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Patek Philippe Aquanaut Ref. 5168G
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Aquanaut watch family in 2017, Swiss luxury watch manufacture Patek Philippe updates this sporty and dynamic line by presenting Aquanaut Ref. 5168G, a men's wristwatch in 18K white gold.
The Aquanaut line was first introduced in Basel in 1997. Created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the exceptionally successful sporty Aquanaut series, the new Ref. 5168G is the first men's Aquanaut wristwatch in 18K white gold.
Model: Aquanaut Ref. 5168G
Caliber 324 S C
Self-winding mechanical movement. Aperture date. Sweep seconds
Diameter: 27 mm
Height: 3.3 mm
Number of parts: 213
Number of jewels: 29
Power reserve: Min. 35, max. 45 hours
Winding rotor: 21K gold rotor, unidirectionally winding
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Spiromax® (in Silinvar®)
Balance spring stud: Adjustable
Three-position screw-down crown:
• Pushed home To wind the watch
• Pulled halfway out: To correct the date
• Pulled all the way out: To set the time
With hands: Center hours, minutes, and sweep seconds
In an aperture: Date
Patek Philippe Seal
18K white gold
Sapphire-crystal case back
Water resistant to 120 m (12 bar)
Case dimensions: Diameter (10 to 4 o'clock): 42.2 mm
Width (9 to 3 o'clock incl. crown): 44.9 mm
Length (across lugs): 50.1 mm
Overall height (crystal to lugs): 9.1 mm
Height (crystal to display back): 8.25 mm
Width between lugs: 22 mm
Brass, blue PVD coating
Applied Arabic numerals in 18K white gold with Superluminova coating
12 applied five-minute markers in 18K white gold with Superluminova coating
Hour and minute hands: Baton-shaped hands in 18K white gold with Superluminova coating
Parfil seconds hand, bronze, white lacquered, counterbalanced
Water-, UV-, and abrasion-resistant composite material with checkerboard embossing to match the dial, night blue, double-security fold-over clasp in 18K white gold
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