Patek Philippe Aquanaut | 5066A-001 | steel
This example, the ref. 5066A, was launched shortly after the initial limited references, featuring the same 330 SC calibre and 36mm case diameter (as the first series). The ref. 5066A also uses a sapphire display case-back, replacing the solid steel, seen in earlier versions.
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 Aquanaut comes with its original box, Certificate of Origin and product literature.
Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
|Model:||Aquanaut Ref. 5066A-001|
|Movement:||mechanical, automatic-winding calibre 330 SC|
|Functions:||date, hours, minutes, centre seconds|
|Features:||display back, tritium index markers, Arabic numerals|
|Case:||36mm stainless steel|
|Crystal:||sapphire front and display back|
|Bracelet:||Patek Philippe rubber strap, original deployant clasp|
|Year:||purchased 9th January, 1999 - produced August 1998|
|Box & papers:||original box, Certificate of Origin, product literature|
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