Patek Philippe watch design began to try young style, in 2019 with Aquanaut 5168G-010 again to do this, in the past, the watch was designed for the younger generation, using a striking blue dial, but now uses a cool Green dial.
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When Aquanaut debuted in 1997, it was equipped with a 35.6 mm case, and later a larger 38.8 mm case was added. Then on the 10th anniversary of Aquanaut's founding, the 40.8mm version 5167 debuted. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the birth of Aquanaut in 2017, Patek Philippe launched a larger 5168G. This is not only the first platinum Aquanaut in the brand catalog (and the limited edition platinum 5650G released in the same year), but the case size has also been expanded to 42.2 mm.
This time, Patek Philippe chose a rare green for the dial and strap, but this is not the first time that the Aquanaut series uses green. In 2011, it is said that PP specially customized three green stainless steel models Aquanaut 5167A-010 for major customers.
The relief pattern of the new Aquanaut 5168G from the size to the dial is the same as its predecessor, with all the characteristics of Aquanaut. The decoration of the case has not changed, the same satin and polished surfaces appear alternately. From a modern perspective, 42.2 mm by 8.25 mm is not too big. The crown is screwed in, ensuring a water resistance of 120 meters.
However, the obvious change is the dial color-from gradient blue to green. The color changes make the new Aquanaut more casual. The contrast between the sporty green dial and the white gold case reflects the modern concept of a sporty luxury watch. The khaki-green dial is uniform and there is no color change. With the matte texture, the dial is completely flat, so there is no reflection. The checkerboard relief on the dial, decorated with parallel lines and meridians similar to the globe, adds fun to the originally flat frosted dial. Like all current Patek Philippe watches with numbers, the hour markers are made of pure gold, the white matches the case, and is coated with Super-Luminova.
On the back of the watch, the sapphire bottom cover makes the self-winding movement 324 SC movement unobstructed. From the size point of view, some small horse-drawn carts are suspected, but the PP bottom cover is cleverly designed, with a polished inclined outer ring and a brushed inner ring. On the front, the size comparison has been reduced; 324 is the main movement of PP over the years. The polished details conform to the specifications of the PP mark, and the plywood is decorated with strictly parallel Geneva stripes. Rounded chamfers and polished edges highlight their respective contours. Equipped with Gyromax balance wheel and Spiromax silicon hairspring, vibration frequency 28800vph, 21K gold unidirectional upward winding center rotor carved with exquisite Calatrava cross, energy reserve is 45 hours. The accuracy is -3 to +2 seconds per day. The green dial and green rubber strap with a folding white gold buckle also look good. The composite strap is decorated with the same checkerboard pattern as the dial. This is a tempting bait to attract young, fashionable and sporty customers.