The Patek Philippe Aquanaut is often compared to the Nautilus, which is another popular model from the Swiss watchmaker. It’s perfect for men who are looking for an all-around watch, something they can wear on their adventures and at a business meeting. The design may be too masculine for some.
But there’s nothing inherently wrong with that. Yes, it may appear brutish but no one can also deny that it’s an elegant-looking timepiece. But it is as tough as it looks. It can even pass as a diver’s watch since it can go deeper than other luxury watches. Indeed, the Aquanaut is designed to perform and to last for a long time.
The Patek Philippe Nautilus is a popular watch. But there are watch aficionados who are looking for something different. So the Swiss company came up with the Aquanaut. It comes with a lower price tag than the Nautilus. But that doesn’t mean that it’s an inferior watch. On the contrary, many actually see the Aquanaut as an improved version of the Nautilus. The two watches have the same iconic shape.
One of the most interesting design features of the Aquanaut is the raised guilloche motif of both the dial and the strap. It gives the impression that the strap is a continuation of the dial and vice versa. The strap must be cut to fit the owner. The ends are encased in the trademark Patek Philippe double-folding clasp with the Calatrava cross motif.
If you want to own an original Patek Philippe Aquanaut then good luck to you. Not only are they very expensive, but it’s also very rare that you see them on the market. This is because only 1,000 of these watches were ever made. If you do find one being sold, then you should be ready to spend $5,000 or more.
The Aquanaut is also popular among celebrities. RIngo Starr and Paul McCartney of the Beatles have been spotted wearing an Aquanaut before. Both own the stainless steel model. Paul was even photographed wearing the watch when he graced the cover of Time Magazine. International investor George Soros has also been photographed wearing the iconic Patek Philippe watch.
But it’s not surprising to see these celebrities wearing the Aquanaut. It has a unique design that makes it attractive to rock stars and those who want anything but the ordinary. The watch appeals to the rebellious nature of people. It’s for those who don’t want to conform to others.
The good news for watch collectors and enthusiasts is that there’s an entire collection of Patek Philippe Aquanaut today. And they come in different color and strap options. You can get one in stainless steel, rose gold, or white gold. You can even get a model with diamonds on it.
If you’re planning to get an Aquanaut, however, make sure that you’ll get from an authorized dealer. There are counterfeit luxury watches being sold so you really need to be careful. Buying an Aquanaut is not a small investment after all.