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Auction Ended
05/19/22
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Lot #1439

Patek Philippe Aquanaut on Bracelet 5167/1A-001

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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

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$50,000 – $70,000

The Details

Brand

Patek Philippe

Dimensions

40.8mm x 8.1mm

Model

Aquanaut

Movement

Automatic cal. 324 S C

Reference

5167/1A

Bracelet

Stainless steel bracelet

Year

2009

Condition

Excellent

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

The ref. 5167's sleek black dial features an engraved crosshatch pattern that, when combined with its applied Arabic numerals, gives the Aquanaut a militaristic and rugged appearance.

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.

THE MOVEMENT

Thanks to its wonderful automatic movement, the cal. 324 S C, the ref. 5167A is able to come in at just 8.1mm thick and so wears close to the wrist. However, with its rare stainless steel bracelet this example also sports a certain heft on the wrist that its rubber-strapped counterparts can't replicate.

Condition

Watch is in excellent overall condition. There is light surface wear, as well as some surface scratches visible on the bezel between 5 and 6 o'clock. Bracelet is full leght and has11 full links, 2 half links - 5 removable and 3 extra.

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, and offered with its rare bracelet, like this example, is every bit just as good.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1439

Patek Philippe Aquanaut on Bracelet 5167/1A-001

Sold

$56,000

Ended
05/19/22