Patek Philippe presents the new Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Ref. 5261R, featuring the annual calendar mechanism patented by the manufacturer since 1996.
Patek Philippe has one of the strongest collections of ladies’ watches in all of watchmaking. The variety offered by the brand is really impressive. While it would be easiest to relegate all women’s watches to quartz movement purgatory and wrap them in jewellery, Patek Philippe strives to cater to the ever-growing ranks of female watch lovers. From perpetual calendars to minute repeaters, Patek Philippe’s women’s collection has enough firepower to rival the entire portfolio of most watchmakers.
Annual calendars are nothing new for womenswear collections, but with the launch of the Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Ref. 5261R, which will be the first complication in the Aquanaut series. Given the popularity of this watch, one might think that Patek Philippe should do it with the men’s Aquanaut. Perhaps the manufacturer is testing the waters before introducing the annual calendar to the men’s Aquanaut. For whatever reason (or lack thereof), the Aquanaut Luce Almanac reference. The 5261R is truly attractive – not just for its eye-pleasing color scheme, but also for the way the dials are laid out. The case isn’t particularly small either, so it definitely fits on the average male wrist; think of it as a more elegant interpretation of the men’s Aquanaut. Replica luxury watches price
Launched in 2004, the Aquanaut Luce collection is a feminine reinterpretation of the Aquanaut watch launched in 1997 and is available in stainless steel and quartz, a variety of dial colors and matching straps (5267/200A-001, 5267/200A-010, 5267 /200A-011) and a rose gold self-winding model (5268/200R-010) with a taupe dial and integrated bracelet. It also includes a High Jewelry version incorporating the most complicated gem-setting techniques (5062/450R-001) and a very refined version with a bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds and a two-tone engraved mother-of-pearl dial (5072R-001 ).
For many years, Patek Philippe has been striving to strengthen its women’s products in the “casual chic” segment by giving the Aquanaut Luce various complications useful in everyday life. Aquanaut Luce Travel Time Dual Time Zone Ref. 5269/200R-001 for 2021 and Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” Self-Winding Chronograph Ref. 7968/300R-001 In 2022 the manufacturer presents the new Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Ref. . 5261R-001, featuring the famous patented Patek Philippe Annual Calendar mechanism (1996) – a complete day/date/month calendar that only needs to be manually corrected once a year at the end of February.
The 39.9 mm diameter case houses the new 26-330 S QA LU self-winding caliber with a 21K gold central rotor and an additional annual calendar module with moon phases. Special features of this watch: Thanks to the inversion of the annual calendar module in the case, the calendar indication offers an unusual display compared to other Patek Philippe timepieces equipped with this complication. An aperture at 6 o’clock shows the date, an aperture at 12 o’clock shows the phases of the moon, and subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock show the day and month. The extremely precise moon phase display differs from the true lunar cycle by only one day in 122 years.
The structure of the movement is based on the caliber 26-330, introduced in 2019 in the Calatrava weekly calendar Ref. 5212A-001 and features several technical innovations and optimizations for performance and reliability – including a patented anti-backlash wheel to prevent the second hand from vibrating, and a patented clutch wheel to improve the efficiency and longevity of the automatic winding function. The “stop seconds” function (the balance wheel stops immediately when the crown is pulled into the handle position) allows adjustment to the nearest second. When the crown is pushed back into place, the mechanism provides a small push to the balance to start it up again. Replica Discount Watches
The signature design of the Aquanaut rose gold case and bezel features a rounded octagon, accentuated by the contrast between polished and satin finishes. The dial and strap come in an elegant slate-gray color that underscores the model’s “casual chic” style – a sophisticated hue that appealed to many women on the Aquanaut Luce 5067A-025 steel watch from 2018 to 2019. The Aquanaut motif features rose gold inlaid Arabic numerals and baton hands, both coated with white luminescent coating for excellent legibility. The one-piece composite strap with Aquanaut motif echoing the dial stands out for its optimum comfort and high resistance to traction, abrasion, salt water and UV rays. It is equipped with the patented Patek Philippe folding clasp secured by four separate buckles.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar Ref. 5261R Specifications
Mobile Caliber 26-330 S QA LU
Annual Calendar Self-winding mechanical movement with date display
In the window, the hands display the date and
Diameter 30 mm (base movement 27 mm, additional annual calendar module with moon phase 30 mm)
Height 5.32mm (base movement 3.32mm, additional annual calendar module with moon phase 2mm)
Number of parts 319
Number of Gems 34
Power reserve minutes up to 35 hours 45 hours
Winding rotor Central oscillating weight in 21K gold, unidirectional winding
Frequency 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz)
Hairspring Spiromax ® (in Silinvar ® )
balance spring adjustable
Crown functions Two-position crown:
• Push in: manual winding
• Pull out: hand with stop seconds
Display with pointer:
• Central hours, minutes and seconds
• Day of the week at 3 o’clock
• Month at 9 o’clock
• Date at 6 o’clock
• Moon phase at 12 o’clock
Corrector • Moon phase at 2 o’clock
• Day of the week at 4 o’clock
• Month at 8 o’clock
• Date at 10 o’clock
Logo Patek Philippe Seal
Case 18K rose gold
Sapphire crystal case back
Waterproof 30 meters
Case Dimensions Diameter (10 o’clock to 4 o’clock): 39.9mm
Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock, with crown): 42.02mm
Length (over lugs): 47.35mm
Height (Crystal to Display Back): 10.94mm
Overall Height: 11.76mm
Width Between Lugs: 21mm
Dial Blue-gray embossed Aquanaut motif • 18K rose gold with white luminescent coating
Arabic numerals • Baton hour and minute hands in 18K rose gold with white luminescent coating • Baton day and month hands in 18K rose gold with white luminescent coating • Second hand in Pfinodal with white luminescent coating
Strap Water-, UV- and abrasion-resistant blue-gray composite material,
The embossed Aquanaut motif complements the dial.
Patented Patek Philippe 18K rose gold folding clasp,
Secured by four separate buckles. Fake Cheap watches