Patek Aquanaut 5167A-001 Sports Model
In 1997 Patek Philippe decide to add another sports watch to their collection. Unlike the Nautilus, this sports model was designed with “sports elegance” in mind. An every day Patek Philippe that shows the prestige of fine watchmaking but also rugged enough for every day use. Made in Ladies and Gentleman's version's and quartz and mechanical movement options, the “Aquanaut” was born. Designed to be specifically held on a tropical composite strap, the lightweight design makes the wearer feel as if there were nothing on the wrist. Supplied in small quantities the Aquanaut is one of the most sought after Patek Philippe watches on the market today. This particular model of Aquanaut is the very fine and rare ref 5167. Made in an all stainless steel 40mm case and held on a tropical composite strap with matching stainless steel folding clasp. The Patek Aquanaut stainless black rubber watch is fitted with the highly complicated and decorated Manufacture caliber 324 S C mechanical self-winding movement, with date and central second functions. Black embossed dial with applied gold numerals and transferred markers. Water resistant to 120 meters and finished with a sapphire crystal glass and case back. Part of a private collection.