Patek Philippe Aquanaut

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$57,650
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$57,650
REF 5060J
Automatic
35 MM
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SKU AS06484
Article Number 40930135
ref 5060J
case size 35 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color Black
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 19 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18k yellow gold deployant clasp. Also includes books, paperwork, and Certificate of Origin dated 9/14/1997.
overall condition The case is in outstanding condition overall showing recent professional refinishing and faint wear from careful handling use. Gloss black Tritium dial with applied yellow gold 'Roman' indices is in excellent condition with matching 'feuille' handset. Signed crown.
REF 5060J
Automatic
35 MM
– Show less
SKU AS06484
Article Number 40930135
ref 5060J
case size 35 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color Black
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 19 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18k yellow gold deployant clasp. Also includes books, paperwork, and Certificate of Origin dated 9/14/1997.
overall condition The case is in outstanding condition overall showing recent professional refinishing and faint wear from careful handling use. Gloss black Tritium dial with applied yellow gold 'Roman' indices is in excellent condition with matching 'feuille' handset. Signed crown.

Why We Love it

Now here’s something you don’t see every day.

What we have here is clearly a Patek Philippe, but is it a Nautilus or an Aquanaut? The answer is: yes. The reference 5060J is a moderately scarce watch — introduced in 1996 for the 20th anniversary of the Nautilus, it was a piece that completely changed that famed model’s profile, adding lugs, a solid gold case, a leather strap, a glossy black dial with Roman indices, and removing the famous Nautilus case “ears” that were inspired by the hinges on a porthole. It was produced in a run of only a few hundred pieces and was meant to be a dressier version of the ref. 3800 Nautilus. Then, a year later in 1997, Patek released the first official Aquanaut, the 5060A — a watch clearly based on the 5060J’s profile.

This particular example dates to the circa 1997 and features a 35mm 18K yellow gold case with a sapphire crystal, a signed crown, a deep glossy black dial with applied Tritium-filled 'Roman' indices and matching feuille handset, and a date window at 3:00, It comes fitted to a signed black alligator leather strap with a signed 18K gold deployant clasp and is powered by Patek's Calibre 330/194 automatic winding movement.

A steel Nautilus is practically impossible to buy at retail, and the Nautilus isn’t much easier to come by. But the 5060J is a bit of both, and what’s more, is a historically significant model within the Patek Philippe catalog. 

What more could a collector ask for?

Brand Story

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Patek Philippe.

Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world with an uninterrupted watchmaking history. Few luxury brands in the world carry the gravitas of their name, and for good reason. The firm's commitment to excellence in horological manufacture is unflinching, and their track record of innovation in design without peer.  They continue to lead the industry, and even their fiercest competitors have nothing but the utmost respect for the company.

Owning a Patek Philippe is for many the ultimate goal of timepiece collecting, and for a certain type, the only timepieces they collect. Whichever way you look at it, there is no questioning the elegance of design, superlative manufacture of their cases and movements, or the sheer elegance and emotion that comes from owning one.

Of course for a brand that is steeped in heritage, we are told ‘You never actually own a Patek Philippe…”

Well, you know the rest.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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