Aquanaut Luce, the modern, sporty chic watch collection from Patek Philippe, has enjoyed outstanding success with women since its induction. The Geneva manufacture is now revisiting the original design of 2004 in a new generation of quartz-powered models in steel.
Since its launch in 2004, the ladies’ quartz-driven Aquanaut Luce in steel Reference 5067 has appeared in a range of colors (including black, safari brown, pearly white and blue-gray).
Patek Philippe is giving fresh allure to this flagship model of modern sporty chic by endowing it with an enlarged diameter of 38.8 mm (previously 35.6 mm) and an integrated strap whose contours follow the curvature of the case and the lugs. From now on a new, larger case and an integrated strap will equip every Aquanaut Luce (except the Haute Joaillerie models).
The new Aquanaut Luce Reference 5267/200A comes with matching dial and strap in a choice of three colors: black (5267/200A-001), matt white (5267/200A-010) and khaki green (5267/200A-011).
This new shade of khaki green is identical to the color introduced on the men’s Aquanaut Reference 5168G-010 in 2019 and seen this year on the new Aquanaut Chronograph Reference 5968G-010. It is also a nod to the original model of 2004, “Adventurous Khaki”, a slightly different shade.
The dials are remarkable for their blend of sportiness and refinement. Their embossed Aquanaut decoration throws into relief the white-gold applied Arabic numerals and the large white-gold baton-style hands with their luminescent coating. On the model with a matt-white dial (5267/200A-010) black numerals and a date printed in white on a black ground in the aperture at 3 o’clock strengthen the legibility. The steel case is adorned with a polished finish on the flat surfaces and a satin-brushed finish on the flanks.
Water-resistant to 120 m, notably thanks to its screw-down crown, it houses a Patek Philippe caliber E 23-250 S C quartz movement finished with the same meticulous care as the manufacture’s mechanical movements. The bezel has polished beveled edges and is lit by a circle of 48 round-cut Top Wesselton Pure diamonds (~1.11 ct).
The integrated strap made of an ultra-resistant composite material features a patented fold-over clasp secured by four independent catches. The new Aquanaut Luce References 5267/200A replace all the previous Reference 5067 models.
Model: Aquanaut Luce quartz in steel
5267/200A-001: with black dial
5267/200A-010: with matt white dial
5267/200A-011: with khaki green dial
Caliber E 23-250 S C quartz with sweep seconds and date in an aperture
Diameter: 23.9 mm
Height: 2.5 mm
Number of parts: 80
Number of jewels: 8
Quartz frequency: 32 768 Hz
Power source: Silver oxide battery 1.55 V
Battery life: Approximately 3 years
By hands: hours, minutes and sweep seconds
By aperture: date at 3 o’clock
•Pushed in: normal operation
• Unscrewed and pulled out half way: correcting the date
• Unscrewed and pulled out all the way: stopping the movement and setting the time
Bezel set with 48 brilliant-cut Top Wesselton Pure diamonds (~1.11 ct)
Water-resistant to 120 m (12 bars)
Diameter (10–4 o’clock): 38.8 mm
Width (9–3 o’clock with crown): 40.95 mm
Length (across lugs): 45.4 mm
Height: 7.9 mm
Width between lugs: 19.03 mm
Brass, with Aquanaut motif embossed and varnished in black (5267/200A-001), matt white (5267/200A-010) or khaki green (5267/200A-011)
Applied Arabic numerals in 18K white gold (blackened 18K white gold on the matt-white version)
Baton-style hour and minute hands in 18K white gold with Superluminova® luminescent coating
Bronze arrow-style seconds hand with counterpoise
Composite material ultra-resistant to water, ultraviolet radiation and wear, with checkerboard pattern matching that of the dial
Patented fold-over clasp in steel, secured by four independent catches