To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut —full history of this model here—, Patek just released a very special new Aquanaut in 18K white gold with blue dial and blue rubber strap. This new reference 5168G fitted with a 42.2 mm case —2.2 mm bigger than reference 5167 and still powered by the same automatic calibre 324 S C powering the Aquanaut ref. 5167 we reviewed here. The watch is stunning in person and wears true to its size with impeccable wrist presence. Without a doubt one of our favorite released by Patek here at Baselworld 2017.
The Things You Need to Know
Case: 18K White Gold measuring 42.2 mm in diameter.
Dial: Blue embossed dial, black gradated with white gold applied numerals with luminescent coating.
Strap: Midnight blue tropical strap in rubber composite with Patek folding clasp like on the ref. 5167.
Movement: Automatic calibre 324 S C with 29 jewels and 213 parts. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph to provide a power reserve of 45 hours.
On the Wrist & Pricing
This new Patek Philippe Aquanaut Blue Dial ref. 5168G 20th Anniversary has no limitation and the watch wears true to its size. Quite frankly the watch doesn't wear that much bigger than the Aquanaut ref. 5167 which is 2.2 mm smaller than this one. Simply stunning in the metal.
Sticker Price $38,557 USD. For more info on Patek Philippe click here.