Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar 5261R-001, a timepiece that combines practicality, elegance, and exceptional craftsmanship. This watch is part of the esteemed Aquanaut collection and has been specifically designed for discerning ladies who appreciate the perfect blend of functionality and luxury.
The 5261R-001 features a 39.5mm 4N rose gold case that exudes timeless sophistication. The combination of flat brushed and curvaceous polished finishing showcases the meticulous attention to detail that Patek Philippe is renowned for. The case design, with its distinctive “ears,” is a signature characteristic of the Aquanaut line, adding a touch of uniqueness and contemporary flair.
At the heart of this exceptional timepiece is the in-house Caliber 26-330 S QA LU, an automatic movement that powers the annual calendar complication. Patek Philippe’s patented Annual Calendar mechanism, introduced in 1996, enables the watch to display the complete day, date, and month without requiring manual adjustments, except at the end of February. This practical and convenient feature ensures that the watch remains accurate and hassle-free throughout the year, exemplifying the brand’s dedication to horological innovation.
The dial of the 5261R-001 is adorned with a captivating blue hue, which adds a sense of elegance and serenity to the timepiece. The dial features an embossed Aquanaut pattern, providing a subtle nod to the watch’s sporty origins. The gold applied numerals, enhanced with a white luminescent coating, offer excellent legibility in all lighting conditions, ensuring that time can be easily read at a glance.
A notable feature of the 5261R-001 is the moon phase indicator, which adds a touch of romanticism and celestial charm to the watch. The moon phase complication showcases the waxing and waning of the moon as it travels through its lunar cycle. This enchanting detail adds an extra layer of sophistication and captivates the wearer with its celestial beauty.
Crafted with the utmost attention to detail, the 5261R-001 features a sapphire crystal case back that allows a glimpse into the intricate inner workings of the timepiece. The water resistance of up to 30 meters ensures that the watch can withstand the demands of daily wear while maintaining its exceptional performance.
Completing the aesthetic allure of the 5261R-001 is the composite material strap in a stunning blue-gray color. The patented fold-over clasp ensures a secure and comfortable fit, while the strap seamlessly integrates with the overall design, accentuating the watch’s elegance and sporty character.