This year, Patek Philippe adds a new khaki green color for the white-gold “Jumbo” model of its Aquanaut family.
The very embodiment of modern sporty chic, the men’s Aquanaut – introduced in 1997 –launched its young, dynamic style in steel or rose-gold versions on a composite strap.
In 2017, for the 20th anniversary of this highly successful collection Patek Philippe broke new ground by presenting the first version in white gold (reference 5168G-001). With its 42.2 mm, this model with a midnight-blue dial and strap also claimed the title of largest Aquanaut.
Patek Philippe has now treated this white-gold “Jumbo” Aquanaut to a new version with a color scheme in khaki green. This audacious choice of shade confers a sense of adventure, far horizons and exploits – but with the touch of class and refinement that distinguishes Patek Philippe’s sports watches.
The dial’s finely embossed checkerboard pattern provides a distinctive backdrop for the applied Arabic numerals, applied five-minute markers and baton-style hour and minute hands, all in white-gold with a luminescent coating. A sweep seconds hand and a date aperture at 3 o’clock complete the time indications.
The sapphire-crystal case back reveals the precise and elegant self-winding manufacture movement that choreographs the ballet of time.
With a height of just 3.3 mm, this movement is so thin that even the finished watch has the finesse for which Patek Philippe timepieces are known – and that despite a guaranteed water resistance to 120 m worthy of a dedicated performance model.
The rounded octagonal case is enhanced by a polished finish on the flat and a satin finish on the caseband, while the bezel alternates between vertically satin-finished flats and polished flanks.
The water-resistant strap contributes the benefits of its composite material: it is ultra-resistant to traction, wear, salt water and ultraviolet radiation. It also features the new patented Aquanaut fold-over clasp, whose four independent catches optimize the security of the opening and closing action.
The new Ref. 5168G-010 in khaki green joins the existing model with a blue dial and strap (reference 5168G-001).
Model: Patek Philippe Aquanaut “Jumbo” Ref. 5168G-010, White Gold Case and Khaki Green Dial
Diameter (10 – 4 o’clock): 42.2 mm
Height: 8.25 mm
Water-resistant to 120 m
Sapphire crystal case back
Khaki green embossed, gold applied numerals with luminescent coating
White gold baton-style hands with luminescent coating
Caliber 324 S C
Date displayed in an aperture
Diameter: 27 mm
Height: 3.3 mm
Number of parts: 213
Winding rotor: central rotor in 21K gold
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 35 hours – max. 45 hours
Composite material, khaki green
Aquanaut fold-over clasp