Patek Philippe Aquanaut stainless steel wristwatch - ref 5167A-001

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  • A stunning unworn Patek Philippe Aquanaut stainless steel wristwatch - ref 5167A-001
  • Among the most wanted sports watches of all time
  • Offered to you in perfect, original condition with full papers. Includes Patek Philippe box and inserts.

Key details

Reference number: 5167A-001
Year: 2016
Unworn: Yes
Box: Yes
Papers: Yes
Case: 40mm stainless steel
Bracelet: "Tropical" black rubber
Water resistance: 120m
Movement: Self-winding 26-330 SC

Your Patek Philippe Aquanaut stainless steel wristwatch - 5167A-001

This perfect, unworn example was sold new in 2016. It is in the same, unblemished condition as the day it was finished. That's because its one and only owner has been meticulous in its care. Rarely removing the watch from its box, wearing gloves to handle it, and only resting the watch on anti-scratch surfaces. 

Features include:

  • A calibre 26-330 SC movement: Patek's extraordinary movement, which the company's watchmakers create in-house. Offers superb reliability and durability. Certified to +2/-3 seconds per 24 hours a day precision, supplying you with accurate timekeeping. Sweep seconds. 
  • Stainless Steel case: Handcrafted and guaranteed waterproof to a deep 120m. Screw down crown. Sapphire crystal case back.
  • Sits flush against the wrist: Easy to wear under any sleeve or shirt.
  • Thin: Just 8.1mm thick and 40.8mm diameter. A nice size for a range of wrists. 
  • Handsome rubber "tropical" bracelet: Suitable for wearing all-day and for any occasion. Crafted from a composite material that is highly resistant to wear, UV radiation and salt water. Handsome fold-over clasp. 

    Highly collectible

    Aquanauts are among the most sought-after Patek watches, as they are such a departure from the watchmaker's usual stylings. 

    Patek collectors place a large premium on unworn examples  in perfect condition such as this.

    The inclusion of its full papers, box and inserts adds hugely to the watch's attraction for buyers. This provides a strong layer of authenticity.

    The Aquanaut is particularly collectible in stainless steel.

    Secondary market values for unblemished examples such as this have soared by 267% since 2013. That's 26.7% per annum. 

    If you’re investing in watches - you must think of Patek Philippe 

    Among watch collecting connoisseurs, Patek Philippe has no equal. 

    That's due to the fact Patek creates and finishes each watch entirely by hand, to the highest of standards. 

    They are highly complex timepieces that only very skilled and experienced watchmakers can produce. 

    No luxury watch can equal the prestige of Patek Philippe. They don't do entry level watches. Just premium, excluisve, 

    ​​The demand for high-end watches, and Patek Philippes in particular, has soared in recent years.

    Yet Patek continues to produce its models in limited numbers. It produces just 60,000 watches a year.  It's thought less than 1 million Pateks have ever been made. 

    Waiting lists for new examples can now stretch out for years, and collectors are increasingly turning to the secondary market - pushing prices ever higher. 

    It's predicted that by 2025 the global market for pre-owned watches will be worth $30 billion.

    History of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut

    Patek Philippe shocked the watch world when it launched the Aquanaut in 1996. 

    A watch with overtones of the Nautilus, the Aquanaut was nevertheless a watch for a new generation; a generation who may never have considered Patek Philippe before. 

    The Aquanaut is youthful, dynamic, with a contemporary sports appeal (it even has a rubber strap).

    Created by design legend Gerald Genta, the Aquanaut stands alone as the most untypical Patek Philippe watch.  But don't let that fool you. This watch is still the fruition of at least 9 months' of hands-on precision by Patek's highly trained watchmakers.  

    It is among the most coveted sports watches of all time. 

    Why own a Patek Philippe?

    Established in Geneva, Switzerland in 1839 by Antoni Patek, a Polish watch designer, and French watchmaker Adrien Philippe. Their technical expertise and innovations soon earned high acclaim.

    Patek Philippe has the same drive for perfection today as it did when it was established almost 200 years ago:

    • The movements are all made by hand by skilled artisans - it takes between nine months and four years to create a Patek Philippe 
    • Every Patek Philippe is fashioned from the best materials and precious metals
    • It tells time incredibly accurately for a mechanical watch 

    Patek is synonymous with quality. Handmade craftsmanship. Exclusivity. Albert Einstein, JFK and Paul McCartney have all worn Patek.  

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