Watch Of The Day: Patek Philippe Ref. 5062/450 Aquanaut Luce Haute JoaillerieWritten by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the Patek Philippe Ref. 5062/450 Aquanaut Luce Haute Joaillerie.
With the Aquanaut celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, Patek Philippe didn't forget to show its female fans some love, and there is A LOT of loving going on here. A total of 303 brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds adorns the watch from its dial and hands to its bezel and rose gold case, with another 10 highlighting its fold-over clasp. Especially remarkable is the invisible setting of the 76 baguette diamonds in the dial centre forming an ultra-luxe version of the collection's signature grid pattern. Hidden underneath all this bling is an in-house automatic movement.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.