Patek Philippe Debuts Aquanaut Luce Chronograph with Rainbow-hued Gems

Launched in 2004, the Aquanaut Luce line is known for diamond-set bezels. This year, Patek Philippe’s Aquanaut Luce ‘Rainbow’ Chronograph, called the Ref. 7968/300R-001, featuring rainbow-hued gems.

Aquanaut Luce ‘Rainbow’ Chronograph has an 18K rose gold case featuring a double row of gem, with 40 rainbow-arrayed 2.31 ct. Sapphires on the outer row and 40 flawless rare white 2.05 ct. Top Wesselton diamonds on the inner row. The mother-of-pearl dial engraved with the typical Aquanaut design continues the theme with 12 0.31 ct. baguette sapphires set in rose gold beside the 18K gold Arabic numerals. A single 60-minute register and a sapphire display caseback completes the look. It measures 39.9 mm in diameter and 10.37 mm thick, with a 30m water resistance.

The timepiece is powered by a Caliber CH 28-520 vertical clutch automatic chronograph movement and features Côtes de Genève across the upper bridges, a 21K engraved yellow gold rotor, and a Gyromax balance with a Silinvar balance spring. The movement runs at 28,800 bph with a 45 to 55-hour power reserve.

Sporting a larger profile paired with the Aquanaut line’s angular shape, its 18k rose gold case has a gender-neutral appeal though it is technically the first self-winding women’s chronograph model in its collection. It comes with three textured rubber straps in bright red, clean white, and matte beige.

The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” Chronograph is available now with a retail price of about $212,904 from authorized dealers. For more details, please visit the brand’s website.


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