Patek Philippe Aquanaut
Introduced in 1997 under reference 5060, this luxurious sports watch probably is the most iconic timepiece of the ‘90s. A recognizable, steel octogonal case – pretty similar to that of its bigger brother the Nautilus – but fitted on a tropical (rubber, if you will) strap that matches the embossed dial. The first watch ever made by Patek Philippe that came on a rubber strap. It measured 36 mm in diameter and was powered by the, for watch connaisseurs famous, calibre 330 SC. Initially, this model was released in a limited edition piece of 1000 units. Immediately after the introduction of the first reference, the ‘Jumbo’ with a case diameter of 38 mm, was launched under references 5065A and 5065J. Quickly, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut became very popular!