Quick specs Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Ref. 5261R-001
Price: € 61.000 | approx. CHF 59’000 | $ 62,000 | approx. £ 50,000
Size: 39.9 mm
Patek Philippe is introducing a new member of the Aquanaut collection, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Ref. 5261R-001. The series was first launched in 1997, with its signature case that has a rounded octagonal shape, which obviously got its inspiration from the Nautilus.
This model is dressed in a 39.9-millimeter rose gold case with a rose gold bezel manifesting a blue-gray dial embossed with Aquanaut pattern. This matches the gold applied numerals with white luminescent coating. On the dial the annual calendar is shown with a complete day/date/month display. Adjustment is only needed once a year, at the end of February.
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Ref. 5261R-001 offers a maximum power reserve of 45 hours
The moon phase, positioned at 12 o’clock, is indicated by a disc cut from a wafer of corundum crystal. Two golden moons are shown on a blue background – the gold was condensed onto the disc through a vacuum process of a photographic mask for creating these moons and its surrounding stars.
Turning the watch provides a view of the automatic Patek Philippe caliber 26-330 S QA LU which can be admired through the sapphire case back. The 21K gold central rotor helps to achieve a power reserve of at least 35 hours up to 45 hours.
To complete the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Ref. 5261R-001, it comes on a composite, blue-gray strap with patented fold-over clasp. Oh, and it is marked as a ladies watch, but given the size of the case, don’t bother about that.
|Technical data Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Ref. 5261R-001|
Patek Philippe caliber 26-330 S QA LU | Automatic | Diameter: 30 mm | Thickness: 5.32 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Parts: 319 | Jewels: 34 | Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, month, day, date, moon phase | Power reserve: 45 hours
|Case and dial:|
39.9 mm | Rose gold | Height: 10.9 mm | Sapphire crystal | Blue-gray dial | Rose gold bezel | Gold applied numerals with white luminescent coating | Sapphire case back | Water resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Composite material, blue-gray strap | Fold-over clasp
|Price Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Ref. 5261R-001:|
€ 61.000 | approx. CHF 59’000 | $ 62,000 | approx. £ 50,000