Baselworld 2017 Patek Philippe Report: Happy 20th Birthday Aquanaut Jumbo

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe had few interesting references released this year, but consensus amongst the Watchuseek team was that Aquanaut Jumbo was just perfect.

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The Alpha male tend to gravitate towards the Patek Nautilus, AP Royal Oak Offshore, and Hublot Big Bang.  I consider the Aquanaut to be for more refined men along with the AP Royal Oak.  I have always liked the Aquanaut Ref 5167A in stainless steel for its simplicity, easy-to-wear, and subtle masculinity.  But the 20th anniversary Ref 5186G upgrades this watch to a more dressier version with the white gold case, midnight blue dial, and white gold markers.  Yet, it retains the sportier side of it with the rubber bracelet and nice Superluminova on the numbers and hands.

 

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The case is slightly bigger at 42.2mm compared to 5167A, which is 40mm.  Height of the case is 8.25mm and the lugs width is 22mm.  The case back display shows the slim in-house 324 SC movement with 21k gold rotor.  Retail price is $38,500.

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