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$41,000

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Auction Ended
09/14/21
At Sep 14, 4:02 PM UTC
Lot #1098

Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167A

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Introduction

Debuting in 1997, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut was released to engage with a new kind of clientele - a younger, sportier and trendier watch collector that was newly minted on the back of the dot.com stock market explosion. Released under the same premise as the Nautilus when it was released in 1976 – a trendy watch for a new clientele, the Aquanaut raised suspicions from Patek’s traditional collectors with its position as the first Patek to feature a rubber strap – something collectors saw as a cheap design option at the time. With the ref. 5167A's integrated black rubber strap and black embossed dial, this Aquanaut variant is a smart and trendy option for the collector who wants their timepiece to fly under the radar while still packing a hefty punch of horological history and an iconic design that has since become one of Patek Philippe’s most emblematic offerings.

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Grade

M 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$25,000 – $30,000

The Details

Brand

Patek Philippe

Dimensions

40mm

Model

Aquanaut

Movement

Self-Winding cal. 324 S C

Reference

5167A

Bracelet

“Tropical“ composite black strap with fold-over clasp.

Year

Circa 2010

Condition

Excellent

Material

Stainless Steel

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

Featuring an updated embossed dial, the ref. 5167A modernises the embossed pattern on its predecessor, the ref. 5060A. By slimming its lines, the ref. 5167A's dial and the pattern on its black tropical rubber strap are seamlessly integrated.

THE MOVEMENT

Thanks to the automatic cal. 324 S C, the ref. 5167A exhibits some truly wonderful finishing behind its sapphire crystal caseback and is able to come in at just 8.1mm thick.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

The overall condition of the watch is excellent. Minor surface abrasions and general light signs of use are visible on the high polish areas of the case and buckle. Rubber strap fits a 7.5" wrist.

Our Perspective

Having stepped out from the Nautilus' shadow in the recent decade or so, the Aquanaut has rightfully evolved into one of Patek Philippe's most revered and sought-after watches.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1098

Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167A

Sold

$41,000

Ended
09/14/21