In 2017, Patek Philippe (kind of) commended the twentieth commemoration of its famous yet passage level games watch, the Aquanaut, by introducing a larger than average “Jumbo” model in white gold with a blue dial, the reference 5168G-001 . With its case size expanded by 2mm and its valuable metal case, it was somewhat of a dubious piece. All things considered, there’s another form of the Aquanaut 5168G around and its shading plan is absolutely going to be a subject of conversation. Meet the Khaki Green Patek Philippe Aquanaut Jumbo.
At the 1997 Basel show, Patek Philippe introduced the new Aquanaut Ref. 5060A, a lively, yet stylish and contemporary watch for men in tempered steel intended to interest a more youthful age. Less “classical”, less costly and more appropriate for day by day use, the Aquanaut took motivation from the Nautilus and embraced its notable octagonal/window shape. However, the general look and development were less difficult with a 3-section case and an elastic lash rather than a coordinated steel bracelet. Later, the Aquanaut advanced somewhat with the 5167, a smidgen more refined and adjusted than before.
In 2017, another variant was presented , the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Jumbo 5168G-001, and it didn’t simply include another tone. The case was a “Jumbo” variant, with a 42.2mm breadth, a takeoff from the standard little, compact and flimsy instance of the 5167A. What’s more, as you’ve speculated in the reference, this watch was made in white gold and not in the standard hardened steel found on the “standard” model. Bigger, more rich, and with an extraordinary tone for this watch, it positively was an affection or scorn watch when it was presented.
Taking into account this more youthful, less genuine methodology embraced by Patek for the Aquanaut, this watch is the ideal model to play for certain bolder plans. This is by and large how the brand has managed the new Aquanaut Jumbo 42mm White Gold 5168G now in Khaki Green – as it were, it is an Instagram-propelled watch, as we’ve seen different proprietors accommodating their 5167A on khaki elastic lashes on this social stage. Indeed, Patek has done it for real.
Compared to the past blue dial form, the new 18k white gold Khaki Green Aquanaut 5168G is only an alternate tone. All the particulars, measurements, materials, files, hands and emblazoned design on the dial are indistinguishable from its archetype and trademark Aquanaut traits. Unfortunately, for a few, there is no treated steel option.
The combination of a Khaki Green dial with a white metal and a coordinating elastic lash is – in any event on photographs – charming. It gives a practically military look to the watch, more toolish than any time in recent memory – or essentially more trendy.
Inside the case is a similar development as each of the 3-hand Aquanaut, which means the type 324, a three-hander with date at 3 o’clock, the Patek seal and – 3/+2 seconds of the day precision. The development is as yet noticeable from the back, beats at 4Hz and brags 35h to 45h force reserve.
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Jumbo 5168G Khaki Green will be estimated at EUR 35,710.