First released in 2018 in stainless steel with a black gradient dial with orange accents, the luxury replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph ref. 5968 returns to the center stage with two 18K white gold models. The first one, reference 5968G-001 with a midnight blue dial and blue matching strap, and the second one reference 5968G-010 with a khaki green dial and matching strap in the same color.
A new take on sporty elegance for the modern man. A complication ideally suited to this line’s dynamic sporting spirit. Swiss movement copy Patek Philippe Reference 5968 made its debut on a black rubber strap and delivered with a second rubber strap in orange.
A key aesthetic feature is the harmonious integration of the chronograph into the Aquanaut design. The interplay of polished and satin-brushed surfaces on the case, bezel, and pushers contributes to the effect. The 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock echoes the bezel’s rounded octagonal shape. The elongated pushers are positioned at 2 and 4 o’clock, on either side of the screw-down crown.
The chronograph indications of white gold cases replica Patek Philippe—sweep seconds, quarter-second scale, 60-minute counter— stand out in white on the embossed Aquanaut pattern. Legibility is ensured by white gold applied numerals and large white gold baton-style hands with a luminescent coating.
This model is equipped with the caliber CH 28-520 C automatic flyback chronograph movement uniting tradition —column-wheel control— and innovation —vertical disk clutch. As the clutch is virtually friction-free, the center chronograph hand also functions as a permanent seconds hand. The flyback function allows the user to begin timing a new event while the chronograph is still running, with simple pressure on the push-piece at 4 o’clock. The case is a handsome 42.2 mm in diameter and is water-resistant to 120 meters.
The integrated strap made of an ultra-resistant composite material is fitted with a patented fold-over clasp secured by four independent catches. These two new models join reference 5968A-001 in steel in the collection.