The now iconic Aquanaut family began in 1997 with the 5060A, which was soon regarded as the younger sibling of the then twenty-one year old Nautilus. The young and modern distinctive dimensions of the Aquanaut perfectly encapsulated the mood at the end of the 1990s with the statement grenade-patterned dial and “tropical” rubber strap attracting attention. 2004 saw a distinctly feminine version of the Aquanaut appear with the Luce (Italian for “light”) sparkling with colourless brilliants set into the bezel. Fast forward to 2021 and Patek Philippe have revisited this feminine offering with the 5269/200R-001, which commands attention with a statement 38.8m warm 18ct rose gold case that has been expertly polished and satin finished. This new model represents the first time the travel time complication has appeared in a ladies Aquanaut, and ensures that the 5269/200R-001 is the perfect watch for those wishing to exude style whilst travelling. A matte white embossed grenade-patterned dial ensures crystal clear legibility with two hour hands (one skeletonised) to set both local and home time. A small rectangular window at 6.00 clearly displays day (white) or night (blue) indication for home time. This larger case size features 1.11ct of sparkling colourless brilliant cut diamonds that have been expertly hand set into the bezel. A matte white composite strap completes this fresh and exciting new model, which features the patented fold over clasp
Housing the new Patek Philippe quartz calibre E 23-250 S FUS 24H the 5269/200R-001 has an approximate battery life of three years. With a water resistance of 60m this model is practical and stylish enough to be worn from day to night.