Patek Philippe unveils its first ladies’ self-winding chronograph with captivating gemstones.
Swiss luxury watchmaker Patek Philippe, as a testament to its rich tradition and craftsmanship, has extended its feminine line with the first ladies’ timepiece featuring a self-winding chronograph movement – the Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow”.
Since its launch in 2004, the contemporary casual chic Aquanaut Luce collection has successfully wooed women who appreciate a unique style and elegance for any occasion. The Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” chronograph comes in an 18-carat rose gold case and features an octagonal bezel that has been adorned with two rows of baguette-cut gems that have been mounted with an invisible setting technique using metal rails. The inner row consists of 40 flawless rare white Top Wesselton diamonds, while the outer row, which is slightly angled, sports 40 sapphires in the colours of the rainbow, each carefully hand-picked to form a perfect gradient. The case has a diameter of 39.9mm.
The dial is mother-of-pearl engraved with the signature Aquanaut motif and features Applied Arabic numerals in 18-carat rose gold hour markers set with baguette-cut sapphires in a gradient that matches the bezel. Luminous baton hands in rose gold make the hours and minutes quickly and easily legible.
The two chronograph pushers are manually polished and satinfinished by the manufacturer’s artisans. In full compliance with the directives of the Patek Philippe Seal, the calibre CH 28-520 movement is also elaborately finished and can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.
The Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” combines spirited sporty looks and the jeweller’s exceptional watchmaking skills. The timepiece is available in three ultra-resistant composite straps elegantly coloured in red, matte beige and matte white.