Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5066J, Yellow Gold

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The Aquanaut marked the beginning of a new generation of luxury sports watches for Patek Philippe, inspired by the unmistakeable lines of the Nautilus. In 1997, the manufacture introduced the ref. 5060, which was followed a few years later by the ref. 5066, which added an open caseback to the original design. Housed in a yellow gold case with complementary, patinated indices, this paradoxical precious metal sports-watch is all the more intriguing.

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“Something wearable, not for an evening reception, but for action. It was to be given to the best officers in the army, so the design needed to remind you of something military.” 

Thierry Stern