Patek Philippe Aquanaut Undersea Explorer Series Ref.5069G-011 Diamond Watch.
The Aquanaut series is a familiar entry-level model among Patek Philippe’s many models. That said, for an office worker like me, I still have to work hard to buy it. To me, this watch is a daily wear watch that is worth starting, how to say? Because the appearance of the Aquanaut series is derived from the classic Nautilus series, and then the overall modeling structure is modified to be more masculine and dynamic, and it was initially made of stainless steel (this is also the main reason why the Aquanaut series is considered as an entry model), see The octagonal shape that is both casual and elegant is indeed very versatile. It is dignified to wear at work, and it looks very relaxed and stylish with casual clothes after work.
Aquanaut series Ref.5069G-011 diamond watch is packed in a solemn brown box.
Opening the brown box is a noble and lacquered wooden watch box.
The Aquanaut series was the earliest in 1997. Patek Philippe wanted to launch a new series of sports watches, so it produced a batch of tape-shaped watches like Nautilus lightweight version. I did not expect it to be well received, and it was sold out as soon as it was launched. Today’s Aquanaut series, that’s why we say that the Aquanaut series looks from the Nautilus series.
Aquanaut series looks like Nautilus, but it has a casual and elegant style.
The Aquanaut series full of fashionable sports styles only launched the women’s watch Aquanaut Luce series until 2005. What is different from the men’s watch is that the women’s watch has added more fresh style, and the colors and materials have become more diverse. Taking into account the beauty of women always dressing up, so in the original taste, more bold avant-garde, so there are white and flawless, mysterious black, marine blue, chocolate brown and glamour purple and other colorful colors appear. And with the changes, Patek Philippe also introduced inlay accessories, jewelry. The unopened Ref.5069G-011 this time is a pure white version, and the entire watch is set with 474 diamonds. The diamond shines from the bezel to the lugs, and it really looks very flashy.
The white gold case is set with 387 diamonds, approximately 3.25 carats.
The design is simple and elegant, with black Arabic numerals and rod-shaped hands, and the white dial underneath is decorated with embossed checkered patterns. Although Patek Philippe is a professional watchmaker, turning to the table side, you can see that the diamond setting is also very brilliant. The case and the table side diamonds are not only beautifully set, but the angle arrangement also takes into account the diamond brilliance, so this only emphasizes leisure sports. Watch also exudes the luxury of jewelry watches. From the side, you can see Patek Philippe’s attention to detail. Even the crown is set with a diamond, weighing about 0.14 carats.
The dial design is simple and neat, and consistent with the full watch style.
The side of the case shows Patek Philippe’s attention to detail and persistence.
Another important point of this Ref.5069G-011 is that this watch is not a general jewellery watch, but a mechanical watch equipped with Patek Philippe 324SC automatic winding movement, and Patek Philippe also proudly uses perspective The back cover allows buyers to fully appreciate the operation of Patek Philippe movement. Although it is a simple three-needle + date function, the movement is still brilliant. The 324SC movement has a total of 213 parts, with a diameter of 27mm and a thickness of 3.3mm. It has 29 gems, 6 splints, a balance wheel frequency of 28,800 times per hour, a water resistance of 120 meters and a power reserve of 45 hours. The golden oscillating weight is engraved with the Patek Philippe Caltrava cross and decorated with Geneva ripples. The movement splint also has the same Geneva corrugated decoration. A closer look will reveal the PP imprint on the splint. The Geneva Imprint movement has always been one of the important selling points of Patek Philippe watches. However, in recent years, Patek Philippe wants to take it a step further, so from 2009, it has gradually started to replace its watches with the ‘patek Philippe imprint’. The biggest difference between the Patek Philippe mark and the Geneva mark is that in addition to the movement, there are specifications for the case, surface, hands, buttons, and strap spring rods. The accuracy requirements also stipulate that it cannot exceed -3 / + 2 seconds (diameter less than 20mm movement, can not exceed -5 / + 4 seconds), covering the two major areas of beauty and function of the finished product.
The Ref.5069G-011 is equipped with a see-through back cover that allows the movement to be seen.
Patek Philippe 324SC movement, Patek Philippe mark is red circle.
A lot of work has also been done on the details of this watch. The first is a Tropical strap with the same embossed checkered pattern as the dial. This strap is designed by Patek Philippe for Aquanaut watches and took nearly two years to develop. The strap is made of composite material, which is flexible, comfortable and feels good. It is also tested and is a low-allergenic substance. In order to prove that it is from a watchmaker, except that the folding buckle is also set with diamonds, and the Patek Philippe Caltrava cross star is added, the same totem is also on the inside of the strap.
Inside the Tropical strap is the Patek Philippe Caltrava Totem.
Folding diamond clasps can also be seen on Patek Philippe’s unique Caltrava cross.