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The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Ref 5168G Watch Review

This company revealed this brilliant watch at Baselworld 2019. This watch offers a case diameter of 42.2mm. Moreover, it has an 18K white gold case. The gorgeous blue dial offers an amazing contrast against the lighter color scheme of the case. It features a unique rubber strap that is easy to adjust and fits around different wrist sizes.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Ref. 5168G Watch

The original variation, the references 5060, offers a case diameter of 35mm. However, the latest version, reference 5168G, comes with a 42.2mm wide case. It is one of the largest watches of the series.

The Specs

The company used a white gold material to construct the case of the Aquanaut Ref. 5168G. This is the first time the manufacturer has used this material for an Aquanaut timepiece. This is why the case offers a diameter of 42mm, making the Ref. 5168G the largest in its series.

The reason behind this specific diameter size and format is to pay tribute to the original 1976 Nautilus of the same size. The Nautilus, also nicknamed “Jumbo,” was an immensely popular watch among watch enthusiasts.

Other than the changes in construction material and case diameter, the case remains unchanged compared to the regular Ref. 5167. You will also find the patented rounded octagonal bezel around the case. This bezel features satin-finished flats and chamfered polished flanks.

This watch also features a mesmerizing blue PVD-coated dial. This blue gradient dial is spectacular and offers a contrasting accent against the lighter backdrop. The white gold Arabic numerals and 5-minute markers further add to the existing beauty of this dial.

The company also marked the numerals and markers with luminous paint for maximum legibility in different environments. Moreover, you will find that the hour and minute baton hands also use the white gold material and are luminous for better readability.

The Movement

The Ref. 5168G comes with a 213-part, 29-jeweled caliber 324 SC. This powerful movement also fuels the Ref. 5167 and other options in this line. This movement has a thickness of only 3.3 mm, making it among the slimmest movements on the market right now.

This is a self-winding movement. Moreover, it comes with the manufacturer’s Gyromax balance and Spiromax spring. Therefore, you can expect maximum accuracy and durability from this brilliant movement. Moreover, this powerful movement offers a power reserve of 45 hours and operates at a contemporary 4 Hz beat rate.

The movement is highly accurate and finished to the highest standard. The reported rate accuracy of this movement is exceptional, showing a deviation of only -3/+2 sec/day.

What Is the Bottom Line Here?

If you already have this watch around your wrist and you are looking for brilliant watch straps for yourself, DaLuca Straps is the way to go. You find hundreds of different options in different materials.

If you want, you can get a custom-made watch strap for your Patek Philippe Aquanaut Ref. 5168G watch or any other watch in your collection. Moreover, all watch straps are stress-tested before hitting the shelves. This means that you will always get durable and robust watch straps for your favorite watch.

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