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A Patek Philippe Watch: Perfect Craftsmanship, Precision Design

Think exquisite craftsmanship from a revered watchmaker and you’re likely thinking of Patek Philippe. A name linked with the highest in watch luxury since 1839. Located in the beautiful Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, the Genevan luxury watch manufacturer is known for producing some of the world’s most finely crafted watches. Its collections include the Nautilus, Aquanaut and Calatrava and feature some of the most sought after watches in the world.

The Patek Philippe Nautilus Steel Sports Watch, now discontinued, was one of the most desirable steel luxury sports and commanded an average wait time of 10 years. Since then Patek Philippe continues to produce some of the finest watches on the market. Here’s a look at some of the best watches from Patek Philippe Nautilus, Patek Philippe Aquanaut and Patek Philippe Calatrava collections.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut

First launched in 1997, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut collection is a modern, sporty and chic series of watches for both men and women. Becoming an instant sensation in the watch world for its younger feel, the Aquanaut features a rounded octagon case inspired by its Nautilus cousin. The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce is arguably the stand out style. The athletic design remains as luxurious as ever with the inclusion of a new strap made of ultra-resistant materials for salt water and UV radiation protection.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce 5267 in White

Our choice from the Patek Philippe Aquanaut collection has to be the Aquanaut Luce; a reimagined style in stainless steel, a larger diameter of 38.8 mm and a flexible strap. This watch epitomises the luxury/casual look in a chic matte white colour with a bezel set with 48 diamonds. An elegant dial, rounded octagonal case in a polished finish and matte white strap with patented folding clasp, completes the contemporary design.

Watch
Quartz movement. Caliber E 23‑250 S C. Sweep seconds. 

  • Design
  • Matte white case embossed with Aquanaut pattern and blackened gold numerals.
  • Steel dial with screw-down crown. 
  • Bezel set with 48 diamonds: ~1.11 ct.
  • Composite material strap in matte white with Aquanaut fold-over clasp.

Details
Water-resistant to 120m. 
Diameter 38.8mm. Height: 7.9mm. 

Patek Philippe Calatrava

The Patek Philippe Calatrava collection is characterised by pure lines, elegance and charm. Regarded as one of the finest symbols of the Patek Philippe style, the Calatrava watches are a timeless statement to watch perfection. Luxury materials are everywhere in this collection; precious metals, gems, luxury leathers and much more.

Patek Philippe Calatrava 7200R Ladies in Rose Gold

Our top pick from the Patek Philippe Calatrava collection is the stunning Calatrava 7200R Ladies in Rose Gold. This watch defines simple elegance, the perfect accessory for any graceful woman. Its entrancing design is created thanks to the polished 18kt rose gold case and the Alligator/Crocodile leather strap. It’s a smaller size at 34.6mm diameter perfect for a petite wrist.

Watch
Ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement. Caliber 240. 

  • Design
  • Silvery grained dial with gold applied Breguet numerals.
  • 18kt rose gold with Sapphire-crystal case back.
  • Hand-stitched, Alligator strap in a matt pearly beige. 

Details
Water-resistant to 30m. 
Diameter: 34.6mm. Height: 7.37mm. 

Patek Philippe Nautilus

Sporting elegance at its best, the Patek Philippe Nautilus collection is recognisable by its octagonal shaped bezel, and horizontally embossed dial. The epitome of elegant sport watch, the Nautilus collection features models for men and women. For forty years, these watches have been a luxury companion for those with an active lifestyle. They are simply incomparable in their class.

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711

The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 is our pick from the Patek Philippe Nautilus collection. A fine piece, the 5711/1A model, features the same highly recognisable Nautilus case, bezel and bracelet design, but is defined by its olive-green dial.

Watch
Self-winding mechanical movement. Caliber 26‑330 S C. Sweep seconds. 

  • Design
  • Olive-green dial – gold applied hour markers with luminescent coating.
  • Stainless steel case with screw-down crown. Sapphire-crystal case back. 
  • Steel bracelet with Nautilus fold-over clasp.

Details
Water-resistant to 120m. 
Diameter 40mm. Height: 8.3mm. 

If you want to find out more about Patek Philippe watches, have a read of Everything You Need To Know About The New Patek Philippe Aquanaut Collection or the record-breaking Patek Philippe watch.

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