Today we have a look at the Patek Philippe Aquanaut in stainless steel. I really wish I never ran into the Aquanaut, because I fell way too hard for this watch. Much more than can be considered healthy. The second I put this on the wrist you could stick a fork in me, because I was done. To see why, check out the video review below:
- Self-winding mechanical movement. CaliberCaliber The caliber ('movement') is the heart and engine of a watch. It consists of a number of interconnected components that work together. Energy is transmitted through the gear train, to the escapement mechanism. The escapement mechanism releases this energy in a controlled manner. This drives the gear train, which ultimately rotates the hands of the watch and keeps time.
[More Info] 324 S C
- Diameter: 27 mm. Height: 3.3 mm.
- Parts: 217. BridgesBridges The bridges of a watch movement are the metal plates that hold the wheels and other components of the movement in place. They are attached to the main plate of the movement with screws. Bridges are used to support the balance wheel, the escapement, the mainspring barrel and other elements. Combined with the main plate they are the foundation of any watch movement. [Learn More]: 6. JewelsJewels Watch jewels are small, synthetic sapphire or ruby bearings that are used in mechanical watches to reduce friction and wear on moving parts. They are typically made from corundum. They are used as bearings for a.o. the pivots to reduce friction. [Learn More]: 29.
- Power reserveRéserve de marche Also known as Power Reserve. A watch's power reserve refers to the amount of time a mechanical watch can run without being wound. The power reserve of a mechanical watch can vary depending on the size of the mainspring, the efficiency of the gear train, and the rate at which the mainspring releases energy. If a watch has a Power Reserve 'complication' it simply means that the status of the power reserve can be seen on the watch itself (either on the dial or movement side of the watch). [Learn More]: Min. 35 hours – max. 45 hours.
- Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding.
- Balance: Gyromax®. Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz).
- Balance springHairspring The hairspring is a thin spring in a mechanical watch movement that is connected to the balance wheel. The balance wheel oscillates back and forth at a consistent rate, and the hairspring helps regulate these oscillations. The hairspring works by applying a restoring force to the balance wheel, which helps to keep the balance wheel oscillating at a consistent rate. The hairspring is also known as a balance spring. [Learn More]: Spiromax®.
- Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal.
- Complications: Date and Sweep seconds
- Dial: black embossed dial.
- Case: Stainless steel. Screw down crownCrown The knob on the outside of the watch that you typically use to either wind the mainspring or set the time [Learn More]. Sapphire-crystal case back.
- Water resistant to 120 m.
- Case diameter (10-4 o’clock): 40.8 mm. Height: 8.1 mm.
- Strap “Tropical“ composite black strap. Fold-over clasp.
Patek Philippe initially released the Aquanaut to attract a new audience. The Aquanaut certainly looks very different to any other Patek in their collection. So the question is then, do you like it? Do I like it? No, I absolutely love it.
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