Patek Philippe Aquanaut (Ref. 5065J) 18K YG "Jumbo"
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut was initially released in a 36mm case size with a limited production of 1000 pieces in 1997, after the 20th anniversary of the Nautilus sports watch. The ref. 5065 was released shortly after the limited run in the larger 38mm case size, hence the "jumbo" nickname, with the updated cal. 315 SC movement and sapphire caseback. The Aquanaut is the more sporty "younger brother" to the Nautilus featuring a similar highly finished round bezel and textured dial, and was the first Patek Philippe model sold on a rubber strap from factory.
This specific Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5065J "jumbo" in 18K yellow gold comes on its rare and original 18K bracelet and remains in stunning unpolished condition. The tritium dial and hands are rare and sought after since this watch was only produced for a small period of time with tritium luminescence, and they have achieved an excellent warm hue that matches the fit and feel of the gold case.
|Material||18K Yellow Gold|
|Bracelet||Patek YG Bracelet|
The unpolished 18K yellow gold case remains in stunning overall condition, exhibiting sharp factory finishing and very little wear. The sapphire crystal is clean showing no scratches. The original 18K yellow gold Aquanaut bracelet is in excellent condition with some very light surface wear from use. The sapphire caseback displays the gorgeous cal. 315 SC. The case hallmarks all remain intact and visible.
The original tritium checkerboard dial with Arabic numerals is in flawless condition showing no signs of wear. The lume plots have achieved a lovely yellow coloration showing no degradation or lume loss under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands have aged slightly lighter than the dial, under U.V. light inspection the minute hand exhibits very minor cracking in the lume, the hour hand remains fully intact.
None. Watch is running at spec, previous service history is unknown.