Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5065/1A-010


In the late ’90s, influenced by the clothing style of Bill Gates of Microsoft, a growing number of men started wearing smart-casual and business-casual clothing. The Patek Philippe Aquanaut – that was greatly inspired by the Nautilus – was launched in 1997 and was the perfect watch for this era of fashion: it was suitable for diving and other sporty activities but under a suit you could wear it in the boardroom too.

The 5065 ‘Jumbo’ (38 mm) was introduced shortly after the release of the 1000-piece limited edition Aquanaut reference 5060. The Aquanaut was not specifically desinged by Gerald Genta but it defenitely blends in design cues from the Nautilus, which was Genta’s greatest achievement for Patek Philippe. The most striking similarities are the porthole-inspired octagonal bezel with alternating satin-brushed and highly-polished finishes and the highly-polished case. Still, the Aquanaut has its own persona. This reference 5065 is different from the Aquanauts we had before because this one comes on its original stainless steel bracelet and we’ve got to admit that it is quite cool! The 5065 – with its raw, almost prototype-like design – has become one of our favourite Aquanaut models. The specimen we can offer you comes with Patek Philippe box and papers, service papers, the service pouch and the certificate of origin, which dates the watch back to 2003. In 2007, a decade after its introduction, the 5065 got discontinued.

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