Patek Philippe Just Revealed New Aquanaut Luce Models For Women
Once rejected by watch enthusiasts, now one of the most sought-after Patek Philippe’s models, the Aquanaut is a major source of buzz for pretty much everyone. Therefore, it seemed inevitable that Patek would address the dearth of options for its female collectors sooner rather than later. Of course, Patek Philippe masterfully embraces not only the hottest color in the watch industry but also appeals to the serious watch lover with different types of movements. Let’s take a look at the five new iterations of the Aquanaut Luce, revealed earlier today.
Green enters the mainstream
How wonderful is it to admire such intriguing new releases? The women’s Aquanaut Luce has been with us since 2004. Its debut came many years before green cracked the mainstream. However, the on-trend shade looks perfectly at home on the piece pictured above. The new collection boasts the classic silhouette, but these new colors (and some diamonds) steal the show.
From a design standpoint, the stainless steel variations ref. 5267/200A push the mainstream look to the max. The 38.8mm, rounded octagonal case turns this Patek’s world into a flash of diamonds while the typography on the dial, luminous coating on the hands, and numerals have a sportier appearance. Leading the collection is a characteristic of this model dial that builds on the Aquanaut pattern. The main shades in focus for this collection are olive green, matte white, and — the most classic option — black. All Patek watches ref. 5267/200A features the quartz movement Caliber E 23‑250 S C and are water-resistant up to 120m.
The Travel Time is (anything but) predictable
Like so many of you, I have been amazed by recent releases. Many brands reinforce the aesthetic of a women’s timepiece with a proper movement. Therefore the Patek’s Aquanaut Luce Travel Time surprised me a little. The Aquanaut Travel Time — which I happen to be obsessed with — is powered by the beautiful-looking caliber 324 S C FUS. What about the women’s iteration? Oozing practicality, inside this rose gold watch with matte white dial and 48 diamonds we can find the E 23-250 S FUS 24H quartz caliber with Travel Time function. For some, it diminishes the joy of having a dual time zone watch. For others, it is a great chance to rock a standout piece with a more convenient movement. The choice is yours.
The automatic Aquanaut Luce ref. 5268/200R-001
For those who want to embrace style with a self-winding mechanical movement, Patek might have something for you. The automatic Aquanaut Luce ref. 5268/200R-001, with the Caliber 26‑330 S C and a 120 meters water-resistant case is a solid everyday option. With its allure and rounded octagonal silhouette, the watch offers a 45-hour power reserve and generated by an exquisitely finished rotor. However, from a purely subjective perspective, I couldn’t help but wonder why ref. 5268/200R comes only with a rose gold case…
What is the best release you saw this season?
Certainly, Patek is in full swing. Back in February, we welcomed three new Twenty~4 Watches with automatic movements. Today, we see another bold Patek timepiece revisited with a 2021 twist. There’s certainly something for everyone, whether that be alloys used in a variety of movements included and no compromise on the case size. Speaking of prices, the retail price for the Aquanaut Luce Travel Time Ref. 5269/200R is $40,216. The Aquanaut Luce Ref. 5268/200R with automatic movement costs $49,914. Last but not least, you can get the steel interpretations for $20,108 each. For more information please visit the Patek Philippe official website.