Patek Philippe Ladies Aquanaut Announces New Annual Calendar Complication
Patek Philippe rarely makes upgrades to the Aquanaut family, and even less so with special complications. However, the new annual calendar in 2021 is a worthy exception.
This ladies’ Aquanaut Luce is equipped with the innovative caliber E 23-250 S FUS 24H Travel Time quartz movement for dual time zone functionality. It also features two sweep hour hands – one pierced for home time and the other solid for local time.
LUCE TRAVEL TIME
The modern luxury sports watch collection by Patek Philippe offers a new version of its popular Aquanaut Luce. This model features a second time zone with two push-pieces on the case to set the local time and the home time independently. The Luce Travel Time is equipped with the E 23-250 S FUS quartz movement and has a diameter of 38 mm. The case design with contrasting polished and satin finishes and a curved octagonal body is the epitome of contemporary casual chic. Its patented fold-over clasp is secured by four independent catches.
The Aquanaut Luce’s opulent rose gold interpretation epitomizes refined elegance. Its “taupe” dial and strap convey a sophisticated allure and appeal to discerning women who demand luxury and performance. Whether it is worn in the boardroom or at a glamorous event, this exquisite timepiece is the ideal accessory to complete an elegant and sophisticated look.
When it was launched in 1997, the Aquanaut was hailed as a fresh and appealing alternative to the brand’s iconic Nautilus. Although it shares many similarities with its sibling, this watch’s sleek and sophisticated design is distinctly its own. The octagonal porthole-inspired bezel is slightly rounder and its case sides are softer, resulting in an overall more graceful design.
LUCE ANNUAL CALENDAR
Patek Philippe’s modern casual chic line for ladies – the Aquanaut Luce – welcomes a new useful and easy-to-use complication with its patented Annual Calendar mechanism. Unlike a perpetual calendar, this clever complication requires one correction per year – at the end of February – and displays the day, date, month, and moon phase on a single blue dial.
Ref. 5261R-001 boasts the same elegant features that define the Aquanaut Luce collection: a gently rounded octagonal case, a clean landmark dial framed in rose gold, and a high-tech composite tropical strap or bracelet matching the case. This time, however, the annual calendar complication is added to this collection’s profile with the addition of push pieces around the case that are used to set the various displays.
The new Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar is equipped with the self-winding Caliber 26-330 S QA LU (Annual Calendar). The annual calendar display is mounted upside down, making it an unusual configuration for a Patek Philippe watch. This arrangement allows the Moon phase indication to be clearly displayed at 12 o’clock and offers the most accurate lunar cycle in the industry – with a deviation of just one day in 122 years. The movement is powered by a central rotor in 21-karat gold and features an additional Annual Calendar module with a moon phase display.
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Born in war-torn Eritrea and adopted in America, Luce Edgar is an all-star student athlete and a gifted public speaker. His parents, Amy and Peter, love him dearly. But Luce harbors animosity towards his history teacher, Harriet Wilson, for getting his track teammate, DeShaun, kicked off the squad after she found marijuana in his locker. Moreover, she is supposedly singling out black students with her harmful words and actions. Luce shows Amy a paper he wrote about Frantz Fanon, an anticolonialist writer who believed that violence could bring about revolution. Amy becomes concerned. Harriet then informs her that she found a bag of illegal fireworks in Luce’s locker.
Directed, co-produced, and co-written by Julius Onah, LUCE stars Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Tim Roth in the film’s ensemble cast. Featuring spectacular performances by the actors, LUCE is one of the most highly acclaimed films of 2019. It was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and earned an Academy Awards nomination for Best Actor for Harrison Jr.’s stunning portrayal of Luce. The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce is an ideal travel companion for active cosmopolitan women with a dual time zone feature. This chronograph caliber CH 28-5 20-C comes with a bezel and clasp embellished with 204 precious gems.