Since the inception of its groundbreaking Nautilus in 1976 and the Aquanaut in 1997, Patek Philippe has consistently elevated its sports collections with a fusion of exquisite gem-setting and complex horological features. The latest unveiling from Patek Philippe is nothing short of spectacular, with seven new references enriching its sports collections, headlined by the debut of the Aquanaut Minute Repeater.
The highlight of this release is the Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” Minute Repeater Haute Joaillerie, available in two references: 5260/355R-001 and 5260/1455R-001. These timepieces are masterpieces of horological artistry, blending high-level gem setting with intricate mechanical complexity.
The 5260/355R-001 stands out with its luxurious rose gold construction and signature octagonal bezel, adorned with a double row of baguette-cut gems employing the “invisible setting.” This model showcases a stunning array of 52 multicolored baguette-cut sapphires, alongside 112 baguette-cut diamonds and 160 brilliant-cut diamonds. Its dial is equally opulent, with a centre of baguette diamonds and a periphery adorned with brilliant-cut diamonds and multicoloured sapphires.
The 5260/1455R-001 takes the concept of luxury to new heights, extending the lavish gem setting to the bracelet, and resulting in a resplendent rainbow effect. This model boasts 130 baguette-cut diamonds and an extraordinary 779 multicoloured baguette-cut sapphires, adorning the bezel, case flanks, minute-repeater slide piece, and bracelet.
Underneath these scintillating exteriors lies the heart of these timepieces – Patek’s caliber R27. This self-winding movement brings the complication of minute repeater to life, chiming the hours, quarters, and minutes upon demand with a mere press of the slide-piece.
In addition to the Aquanaut Minute Repeater, Patek Philippe introduces five new variations to its iconic Nautilus collection. These pieces are a symphony of diamonds and precious stones, featuring blue sapphires, rubies, or emeralds in a dazzling “snow setting.” Rendered in white gold, each watch showcases 1,500 brilliant-cut diamonds combined with either blue sapphires, rubies, or emeralds. The intricate snow-setting technique minimizes visible gold between the stones, creating a seamless, glittering surface.
Completing this new collection are two fresh iterations of the Nautilus Ref. 7010, first launched in 2013. These new additions feature a bold purple lacquered dial set in a contrasting rose gold case. The wave pattern dial, a Nautilus signature, is complemented by a bezel set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds. Available with either a purple strap or a rose gold bracelet, these models offer a modern twist on a classic design.
Patek Philippe’s latest offerings are available now, with pricing provided upon request for the high-jewellery models. The strap version of the new Nautilus 7010 is priced at $39,624, while the bracelet version is available for $56,183.