Patek released the 5261R Aquanaught Luce annual calendar for women
Patek Philippe has surprised me with their latest Aquanaut release at Watches and Wonders. At first glance, it may appear to be a men’s watch, but the description reveals that it is intended for women. Traditionally, Patek Philippe’s Aquanaut watches for women are simpler in their design, smaller in size, and feature gemstones. The addition of an annual calendar is typically considered a men’s complication, but it’s refreshing to see Patek Philippe expand their offerings for women. Interestingly, the watch’s design is versatile enough to be worn by both men and women because of it 39.9mm size.
They unveiled their latest addition to the Aquanaut Luce collection for ladies – the Annual Calendar timepiece. This new watch features a patented complication that displays the day, date, and month, requiring only one manual correction per year, at the end of February. The new Annual Calendar complication, in combination with other features, makes this watch both practical and easy-to-use.
The Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar comes in a rose gold case with a rounded octagonal shape that is both sporty and elegant. The contrast between polished and satin-brushed finishes on the case and bezel adds a touch of sophistication. The contemporary “sporty chic” style is further emphasized by the blue-gray dial and composite strap with Aquanaut pattern.
The watch is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement with caliber 26-330 S QA LU. The dial is embossed with the Aquanaut pattern and features gold applied numerals with white luminescent coating, making it easy to read even in low light conditions. In addition to the Annual Calendar, the watch also displays the moon phases and sweep seconds.
The Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar has a water-resistance of up to 30 meters and comes with a patented fold-over clasp. The composite strap is not only comfortable to wear but also adds to the overall aesthetic of the watch.
This new addition to the Aquanaut Luce collection is a perfect balance of elegance and functionality. The Annual Calendar complication is a practical and useful feature that eliminates the need for manual adjustments throughout the year. The rose gold case and bezel with a rounded octagonal shape, along with the blue-gray dial and composite strap, create a contemporary and sporty look that is both versatile and stylish.
The Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar is an excellent choice for women who appreciate the combination of elegance and functionality in a watch. The patented Annual Calendar complication, combined with other features, makes this watch both practical and easy-to-use. With its sporty chic design and comfortable composite strap, the Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar is sure to become a favorite among women who appreciate fine timepieces.
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