Patek Philippe Aquanaut | 5066A-010 | blue dial | steel

Japan Edition

Regular price


The Aquanaut was released in 1997, as the first Patek Philippe to be fitted with a rubber (or tropical as it was known) strap. Initially limited to just 1,000 pieces (as the ref. 5060A and 5060J), the model was introduced shortly after the brand’s first highly-successful sports watch, the Nautilus, celebrated its 20th anniversary.

This example, the ref. 5066A blue-dial, was launched shortly after the initial references (in 1998), and produced exclusively for the Japanese market. It's believed that approximately 500 examples were made, with very few coming to market.

This rare, limited edition piece comes accompanied by its Certificate of Origin, Archive Extract, original blue box, sealed (damaged) tropical-blue strap and original double-deployant clasp (fitted to brand-new, blue Patek Philippe composite strap). 

The Aquanaut re-interprets a number of signature design elements from the Nautilus - most notably, the octagonal rounded bezel. It displays a high level of finishing, with brushed surfaces on the case-front, and polished, bevelled edges. The steel, three-piece case provides water resistance up to 120m, further featuring a screw-down crown.

The blue checkerboard dial contrasts beautifully with the polished, steel bracelet, and is embossed with silver applied numerals. The luminous material is tritium, and has aged to a subtle creamy tone.

The movement inside the reference 5066A is the self-winding calibre 330 SC. It features 29 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, shock absorber mechanism a self-compensating flat balance spring and a monometallic balance, adjusted to cold, heat, isochronism and 5 positions. Furthermore, the solid-gold rotor is finished in classic Patek Philippe style, with circular Geneva stripes.

This Patek Philippe 5066A limited edition, blue-dial Aquanaut comes fitted with the brand's steel bracelet (stamped A613AC), purchased in 2017 from Patek Philippe's Japanese store (receipt enclosed with paperwork). 

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Brand: Patek Philippe
Model: Aquanaut Ref. 5066A-010
Movement: mechanical, automatic-winding calibre 330 SC
Functions: date, hours, minutes, centre seconds
Features: display back, tritium index markers, unrestored blue dial, Arabic numerals
Case: 36mm stainless steel
Crystal: sapphire front and display back
Bracelet: Patek Philippe steel bracelet, original deployant clasp
Year: 1998
Box & papers: original box, Certificate of Origin, Archive Extract
This Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5066A blue dial comes with its original box and accompanying Extract from the Archives. The watch comes with a two-year warranty from A Collected Man, and a lifetime guarantee of authenticity. 

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