Patek Philippe, Genève, "Aquanaut,", Ref. 5065/1A. , cushion-shaped, center-seconds, self-winding, water resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date and a stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet with double deployant clasp. Accompanied by a Certificate of Origin, a a brand new uncut Tropical strap with buckle.
Case: Three-body, polished and brushed, screw down transparent case back, protected and screw-down winding crown, sapphire crystals.
Dial: Black composite, repeating the strap decoration, with luminous indexes and applied Arabic numerals, aperture for the date. Luminous steel baton hands.
Cal. 315/293, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 29 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, free-sprung Gyromax balance, shock absorber, self-compensating fl at balance spring, gold rotor.
Watch comes with original Certificate of Origin , and a Tropical uncut rubber band with deployante buckle.
Size: 38mmX 39mm Thickness: 9mm, Bracelet Full length 175mm
Cerificate dated July 2005
Condition: Like New- Near NOS- Unworn
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut was launched in 1997, and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The watch was first introduced as a limited production but was hugely successful but also controversial like its predecessor the Nautilus. It is a model of casual elegance that combines similarity with the 3800.
Its fascinating appeal originates from a surprisingly modern form with a gently rounded octagonal shape. The surface structure of the landmark dial reflects the attractive texture of the tropical rubber strap. The complex construction of the case is underscored by the screw-down crown for extra protection on the wrist of active people. The “Tropical” strap, made of a high-tech composite, is soft, comfortable, resistant and hypoallergenic and the bracelet gives it a very different sporty look.
The Aquanaut is no longer available with a bracelet. This 5065/1A is a great purchase at this price point and given the NOS condition of the watch.