Y’all heard of the perfect fake Patek Philippe Aquanaut?
I kid. Of course you have! Or maybe you haven’t because replica watches for sale UK are new to you – in that case, welcome! I recently got to spend some time, a “week” if you will, with a stunning example of luxury replica Patek Philippe‘s entry-level watch.
A quick and dirty history before we get to the good stuff: my opinions. The UK top super clone Patek Philippe Aquanaut dove onto the scene in 1997 with the 5060A (A is for Acier which is French for steel, click the video to hear my simply unimpeachable pronunciation). Designed to fill a hole in the cheap copy Patek Philippe line and reach a newly rich audience of collectors thanks to the ’90s dot com boom (shout outs and RIP to pets dot com) the Aquanaut was the more casual and less expensive answer to the Nautilus.
This hip young thing featured clear echoes of Gérald Genta’s design but brought a sportier aesthetic to the proceedings with a composite rubber strap, slightly smaller size, and “grenade” dial. I could continue but in the interest of my time and yours, I’ll send you to this incredibly well-researched and smartly written deep dive by James E. Stacey. Some masterpieces are meant to be reinterpreted, others are simply meant to be shared.
Aquanaut on a wrist
So why shoot this video at all if this perfect fake Patek Philippe UK is well-trodden territory on Hodinkee and elsewhere? Well, I was feeling a little goofy and wild and figured I’d use this watch to talk about something that interests me and, I hope, in turn, will interest you. This AWOTW isn’t about alllllll Aquanauts ever, it’s about one 1:1 replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut from 2001 in one particular collecting category: neo-vintage.
It’s a strange alchemy, defining neo-vintage. There’s no agreed-upon start date – the early ’90s generally, and Modern begins – um – later. Neo-vintage is a mix of pedigree, attributes, and timing. Enter “my” aaa quality fake Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5065A, here to help and put a finer point on this somewhat vague category. Born at the turn of the century this watch’s birthday and ubiquitous-ness are coupled with a few features that are no longer found on modern high end super clone Swiss movement replica Patek Philippe Aquanauts and are prized by the vintage watch collecting community. And since she is, to use an era-appropriate reference, not a girl not yet a woman, she couples easy serviceability along with those vintage features.