The demand for jewelry watches is increasing, and Patek Philippe fueled this segment with an unprecedented burst of light: seven new examples, from diamond bezels to pieces with complete settings on all surfaces. Highlighted at the launch are two rainbow sapphire and diamond models from the Aquanaut Luce women’s collection, plus five new pieces from the Nautilus collection, including three complete sets.
The new Aquanaut is also a minute repeater, the first major complication introduced in the women’s Aquanaut line, which got its first mechanical complication last year with an annual calendar. The Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” Minute Repeater Haute Joaillerie reference 5260/355R-001 is set with 52 baguette-cut multicolor sapphires (3.19 carats), 112 baguette-cut diamonds (7.31 carats), and 160 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.72 carats).
The invisible rainbow of sapphires set in the octagonal bezel is the star of the show, framed on the outside by a row of diamonds. The inner dial is paved with baguette diamonds in an invisible setting.
And since the Aquanaut is, after all, a sports watch, the baton hands are illuminated, and the strap (it has three: beige, red, and white) is made of rubber, making this watch wearable. and also available. as unusual. There is also a bracelet version (ref. 5260/1455R-001), with rainbow sapphires set on the links, and in this one, the hour and minute hands are set with rubies and sapphires, a rare development. It contains the automatic minute repeater caliber R 27, which provides the bells needed in classical gongs. Prices for both of the peticins
The strap version of the Aquanaut Luce Rainbow Minute Repeater, High Jewelry reference 5260/355R-001
The new Nautilus Haute Joaillerie line includes three perfectly set models that combine diamonds with sapphires, rubies, or emeralds (references: 7118/1451G-001, 7118/1452G-001, and 7118/1453G-001). Each of them is set to 1500 brilliant-cut diamonds (6.53 carats) and 876 rubies, emeralds, or sapphires (which can add up to several carats depending on the gem).
The stones are placed in the snow in random sizes, a technique that reduces the amount of metal shown between each gem and just makes a more interesting composition than a normal pav. The cases and bracelets are made of 18-karat white gold.and the dials are set with diamonds between rows of gold in the characteristic wave motif of the Nautilus women’s collection.
They house the automatic caliber 26-330 S, and the bracelets are secured (you don’t want to lose one of these pieces) with folding clasps secured by four independent latches. Prices are on request.
The latest two new Nautilus references are adorned with a purple lacquered dial with the characteristic wavy Nautilus motif, one with an 18-karat rose gold bracelet to match the case, costing $56,183, and one with a stainless steel strap. rubber (actually a composite material) with a price tag of $39,624. Let the Christmas shopping begin.