PATEK PHILIPPE Aquanaut 5066/1A-001 with tritium index full set
Following the introduction of the first generation Aquanaut the 5060 in 1997, Patek released three references with sapphire case back: the quartz 5064, the jumbo 5065 (38mm) and the 5066 (36mm) which is the most faithful to the original Aquanaut. The presented timepiece was manufactured in January 2000 and sold in May 2000 in Florida at the Tourneau Bal Harbour boutique. It comes with a complete set and carries the famous Geneva seal on its movement.
Serial / movement: 3,02x,xxx/4.09x.xxx (2000).
Dial: raised guilloché motif mirroring the pattern & texture of its rubber strap and applied Arabic numerals. The tritium of the index have caught a yellow patina especially sought after by collectors. The hands although featuring a lighter color are reacting similarly to the index indicating they are also tritium with a slightly different mix.
Case: As new. Very thick with the satin-brushed finished. Diameter 36mm. Thickness 8.7mm.
Bracelets: featured with an original stainless steel bracelet and an usued/uncut rubber strap with its deployment clasp.
Papers & box: original purchase invoice, original guarantee, cover box, box (a horrible flaking one as usual!), tag, booklets.
Aquanaut with soul supplement. This is a gem of a watch. The versatile timepiece carries one of the largest and fully deserved sympathetic capital.