While the classic Aquanaut was originally intended to be a men’s model, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Replica is specifically aimed at women, and the collection offers more compact case profiles, additional colorways, and a number of gem-set references that blur the lines between wristwatches and jewelry.
Patek Philippe is expanding the complicated side of the Aquanaut Luce series, and the new Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar reference 5261R-001 super Clone brings the brand’s advanced calendar complication to the smaller side of the Aquanaut collection, while simultaneously resisting the urge to include any diamonds or gemstones whatsoever.
Crafted from 18k rose gold, the case of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar reference 5261R-001 offers the familiar shape and profile that is emblematic of the Aquanaut collection, and it measures 39.9mm in diameter by 10.94mm-thick, with 21mm lugs and an overall lug-to-lug distance of 47.35mm.
Due to the presence of the additional push-pieces, water resistance for the new Patek Philippe watch replica is significantly less than what exists on the standard time-and-date models, although the watch still offers a depth rating of 30 meters to protect against the unavoidable moisture contact that comes with daily wear and use.
The dial fitted to the new Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar 5261R-001 showcases a blue-gray color and features the Aquanaut’s signature “grenade” pattern embossed into its surface. Applied 18k rose gold Arabic numeral hour markers filled with white luminous material sit along the interior of the minute track, while a rectangular date window sits at the 6 o’clock location.
At the center of the Wholesale Patek Philippe replica watches dial are a trio of hands, with the hour and minute handcrafted from 18k rose gold with white luminous inlays, while the seconds hand is constructed from Pfinodal and completely finished in white luminous material. Meanwhile, the two smaller hands for the day and month registers are also crafted from 18k rose gold.
Powering the new Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar ref. 5261R-001 is the brand’s in-house Caliber 26-330 S QA LU automatic movement, and just like all annual calendars, the Patek Philippe Cal. 26-330 S QA LU keeps track of the different number of days in each month and only requires adjustment once per year.
In addition to featuring a Gyromax balance wheel with a Silinvar hairspring (which is Patek Philippe’s proprietary silicon alloy), the Patek Philippe Replica Store Cal. 26-330 S QA LU annual calendar movement is fitted with a centrally-mounted oscillating weight that is crafted from solid 21k gold and signed with the Patek Philippe seal.
Historically, many watch brands have not offered the same compelling options for women that exist among their men’s models, and all too often, brands opt for stereotypically feminine colors, quartz movements, and diamond-set embellishments whenever they decide to design a watch specifically for women.
Although Patek Philippe has been expanding its Aquanaut Luce Replica Buy Now offerings with models that feature more advanced complications, this is the first complex model that does not include a gem-set bezel, and in addition to offering a refreshing break from what is typically associated with the Aquanaut Luce collection, it also helps guarantee a significantly lower price point.