Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Ref. 5261R-001
From sports watches to minute repeaters, world timers to perpetual calendars, Patek Philippe’s Ladies’ Collection has it all. Rather than relegating all its more feminine offerings to diamond-encrusted quartz purgatory, the brand caters to the ever-burgeoning ranks of female watch enthusiasts.
While designated to be a ladies’ watch, the 1:1 Swiss Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Replica has a strongly unisex design. The watch also marks the first time an Aquanaut model is fitted with an annual calendar complication.
The Case, Dial and Hands
The case of the Ref. 5261R-001 is rendered in rose gold. Measuring 39.9 mm x 10.9 mm, it is smaller than even the men’s time-only Aquanaut model.The Patek Philippe Replica Watches is still going to look perfectly proportionate on the average male wrist. Where it lacks in sporty build, it gains in elegance. The iconic octagonal design of the rose gold case and bezel is further enhanced by the alternating polished and satin-brushed finishes.
In the Ref. 5261R-001 the moon phase is displayed through an aperture at 12 o’clock while the date is displayed in an aperture at 6 o’clock. Meanwhile, the day and month are displayed in sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock, Cheap Patek Philippe Replica respectively; these, too, are inverted. It is worth noting that the moon phase indicator deviates only one day in 122 years from the true lunar cycle. As in other Aquanaut models, the hour and minute hands, applied hour markers, and 5-minute markers are all coated with luminescent material for low-light visibility.
Driving the Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Ref. 5261R-001 is the 319-part, 34-jewel Caliber 26-330 S QA LU. The movement has a maximum power reserve of 45 hours and operates at a modern 4 Hz frequency. The architecture of the movement is based on the Patek Philippe Replica Watches Caliber 26-330, including a patented anti-backlash wheel to prevent the seconds hand from vibrating, as well as a patented clutch wheel improving the efficiency and longevity of the self-winding function.
The presence of a “stop seconds” (which instantly stops the balance when the crown is pulled into the handsetting position) allows adjustment to the nearest second. When the crown is pushed home, the mechanism gives a small impulse to the balance to set it in motion again.
As with every Patek Philippe super clone Seal movement, the finishing on Caliber 26-330 S QA LU is executed to high standards. The 21K gold winding rotor is given a circular Côtes de Genève finish with a Calatrava cross engraved onto it. The bridges are decorated with linear Côtes de Genève, with the edges beveled and polished. The screws that secure the these bridges are mirror polished on the heads and the main plate is adorned with even perlage.
Patek Philippe is a dominant force in this front of the market
The Patek Philippe Nautilus Annual Calendar copy watches was first introduced at Baselworld in 2016, combining the brand’s most iconic sports watch with its ‘homegrown’ calendar complication. The specimen in the photograph below is the Ref. 5726/1A in stainless steel with gradient blue dial. It goes without saying that the watch is going to be difficult to procure given recent demand.
Any talk of annual calendar sports watches is never complete without mention of the Rolex Sky-Dweller. Unbeknownst to many, the Sky-Dweller is indeed an annual calendar wristwatch. But that’s not all the watch is – it also has dual time functionality.
The Patek Philippe copy watches price example below is the stainless steel version with white gold bezel, the very first iteration of the Sky-Dweller that isn’t in coloured gold. Other dial colour options that are available include green and black. And the good news is, the movement has been updated this year to include an upgraded escapement and oscillating weight.
If you are able to see past its smaller-than-usual profile, the Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Ref. 5261R-001 makes for an extremely charming companion on the wrist. Both Patek Philippe replica watch price colour scheme and calendar display are fairly atypical coming from Patek Philippe and therefore refreshing. Coupled with the fact that this is the first Aquanaut model with annual calendar functionality, you have an all-round interesting debutant from one of Geneva’s most prestigious watchmakers.