Patek Philippe Neptune 5081JSold
Patek Philippe Neptune 5081J
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The Neptune was launched in 1996 as Patek Philippe’s new luxury sports watch after the successful launch of the Nautilus in the 1970s. The Neptune was launched in 1996 with the tagline, “Ideal for sportswear, the supremely elegant Neptune is, at the same time, the perfect dress watch.” The Neptune’s moderately sized 36.5 mm case, classic dial, and elegant leaf hands highlighted its dressy aspect. On the other hand, its 30 meter depth rating, crown protectors, and robust engine-turned bezel infused it with a sporty character. The release of the Neptune coincided with the introduction of the Aquanaut. While the latter was instantly popular—partly because Patek indicated it would be a limited edition variation on the Nautilus—sales of the Neptune lagged and this wonderful hybrid was discontinued in 2005. The upside, of course, is that the Neptune can still be picked up for a reasonable price while prices of the Aquanaut have gone through the roof in recent years.This reference 5081J from 1999 features a 36.5 mm yellow-gold case and a contrasting opaline silver dial. The dial sports a closed painted minute track in the centre with 5 minute indications on the outside and large applied 18k yellow-gold Roman numerals at the quarter positions. The dial’s elegant looks are complemented by large leaf hands and a discrete date window at the 3 o’clock position.The watch runs on a handy automatic movement and comes on a black alligator-leather Patek Philippe strap with a special 18k yellow-gold folding clasp that mimics the look of the bezel. The watch comes as a full set with the original box and papers.
Patek PhilippePatek Philippe’s ultra exclusive timepieces have usually been reserved for the lucky few. Its mechanical masterpieces were traditionally made from precious metals and worn by an elegant lady or gentleman.
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