Patek Philippe presented the very first chronograph in the Aquanaut collection. Patek Philippe endowed this companion for active people with a self-winding blyback chronograph movement that combines tradition and innovation. It features a classic column wheel as well as a modern vertical disk clutch that prevents a rebound of the hand in either direction when the chronograph is started. Because this clutch is virtually friction-free, the chronograph hand can also be used as a continuously running seconds hand.
The watch has a black embossed dial with gold applied numerals that are luminescent, while the case measures 42.2mm in diameter – and is quite compact on the wrist – and 11.9mm in height – a very decent thickness for an automatic chronograph.
The watch is offered in both orange and black rubber composite straps.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph 5968A will be priced at CHF 38,600.