Patek Philippe have just debuted the first-ever White Gold Aquanaut Chronograph Watch
Since the introduction of the aquanaut in 1997, Patek Philippe have released a wide variety of styles for this range. The aquanaut has been recognised as a more youth-oriented wing of the marque. The Chronograph feature was introduced to the Aquanaut in 2018 which solidified a more trendy appearance for this sportier image regarding the Patek Philippe’s Aquanaut range. The new Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph models in white gold provide a cleaner, more luxurious take on the Aquanaut Chronograph series, pairing a lustrous new case material with two deep and nuanced dial colour-ways.
As well as the stainless steel model, the 18k white gold cases of these new Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph references measure in at a bold and sporty 42.2mm. The case design itself is pure classic Aquanaut, streamlining and simplifying the look of the classic Nautilus series. The sides flanking the rounded octagonal bezel are smooth and flowing, with low wide crown guards protecting the 3 o’clock crown. The case thickness is svelte for an automatic chronograph at 11.9mm, giving the profile a more refined look than many of its competitors. The Aquanaut is also water resistant to a depth of 120m meters.
The dials of the new white gold Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph models are the most immediately recognisable change from the original stainless steel version, abandoning the racy orange accents in favour of simple white printing above new coloured dials. Both the green dial and blue dial Aquanaut Chronograph models continue to use the white date wheel of previous iterations, however, which disrupts the visual flow of an otherwise balanced dial design.
Patek Philippe powers both these new Aquanaut Chronograph variations with its in-house CH 28-520 C programmed vertical grip flyback chronograph movement. With regards to the brand’s principles, the CH 28-520 C is unpredictably completed, with cleaned sinks and slopes including blazes of brilliance along with the blend of perlage and circular Côtes de Genève across the plates and extensions. Patek Philippe tops this development with a 21k yellow gold marked rotor, further enriched with round Côtes de Genève. Patek Philippe claims a wide change in the force save execution of these developments, running somewhere in the range of 45 and 55 hours at a beat pace of 28,800 bph. Both of the new Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph models in white gold are done with the Aquanaut’s unique designed composite tie, repeating the surface and shade of their individual dials.
Through these two new Aquanaut Chronograph models in white gold, Patek Philippe deftly expands its sporty chronograph stable with handsome new dial treatments and stealth-wealth flair.