Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5167A – Full set, 2010, Superb condition, Uncut/NEW Rubber strap

49,499 

The Aquanaut – in its various iterations – has been the subject of much debate recently. Not the watch itself, mind you, but rather its growing price. Now, we wouldn’t usually be caught dead talking about money, but in this case, there’s simply no way around it.
To summarize: critics have been saying that the Aquanaut is “just a three-hand watch’ that couldn’t possibly justify its recent grey market price increase. But are they right?
Generally, we’re of the opinion that the market knows best, i.e. that people know best what to spend their hard-earned moolah on and that supply and demand are essential factors that directly impact pricing. However, while the gap between supply and demand is the obvious answer to why prices have skyrocketed, critics refuse to satisfy themselves with such pedestrian explanations. According to them, you’re not getting enough for your dollar – now that’s what gets our blood boiling.
To get the obvious out of the way, the Aquanaut is not a watch that’s going to depreciate in value any time soon (to say the least). Couple that with a legendary design that traces its roots to its older sibling, the Nautilius, the work of legendary designer Gerald Genta, and you start to see that the price isn’t a significant factor – it’s like saying that a bar of investment gold is “too expensive”. Or rather a priceless work of art carved into a bar of investment gold. What’s more, having been handcrafted by THE best (yes, not “one of the best”) watch manufacturer around today, the Aquanaut embodies absolute horological perfection in every sense of the word. Its every detail is flawless, its finishing defies reality, and its design perfectly encapsulates the cultural Zeitgeist. Unsurprisingly, its aesthetics are more than matched by its technical excellence thanks to the sophisticated in-house movement inside – the caliber 324 S C.
The specific example on offer here is in excellent condition, comes in full set – box, papers, its original booklets, and is outfitted with an uncut OEM rubber tropical strap. Ticking per specs and service is not due in the following 2-3 years.

The watch is covered by 1 year of limited warranty from ChronoTimepieces.

 

Additional information

Model

Aquanaut

Reference number

5167A-001

Movement

29 Jewels, Automatic

Movement caliber

Patek Philippe cal. 324 S C

Power reserve

45 h

Case material

Steel

Case size

40 mm

Year of production

2010

Condition

Very good

Scope of delivery

Watch with original box and papers

Strap/Bracelet

Black, Double-Fold clasp, Rubber strap

Water resistance

10 ATM

Complications/Functions

Central seconds, Date, Display back, Luminous hands, Luminous indices, Luminous numerals, Screw-down crown

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