On its launch in 1997, the Aquanaut was supposed to be the luxury UK Patek Philippe replica watches for the younger generation. It was the first Patek with a tropical bracelet (which is Patek for rubber strap) and exuded casual sport chic. The problem was, as Philippe Stern once told me, “I don’t think a young person was able to buy that watch for the first year it was available, because all the older, bigger collectors bought them up, saying it was the 1:1 perfect fake watches for every day.”
It has since become an entire collection, but never lost its youthful appeal. When the flyback chrono Ref 5968 was launched in steel it came with an orange tropical bracelet. By contrast the recently arrived 5968G (pictured) is more restrained and I must be getting old because I prefer it. It recalls the blue-strapped and -dialled Swiss best replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut Jumbo watches in white gold, one of my favourites of recent years, and with its flyback chrono with 60-minute subdial at six o’clock, it resembles one of the great modern-era high quality Patek Philippe copy watches, the Ref 5960.
The Ref 5968 is equipped with the calibre CH 28-520 C, a self-winding flyback column-wheel chronograph with disc clutch to eliminate hand-bounce (that’s the slight but ever-so-annoying shudder of the sweep second hand when starting a chronograph). As with the 5960, replica Patek Philippe watches for sale suggests the sweep chronograph hand is used as a continuously running seconds, which obviates the need for a seconds subdial, freeing up that space for the 60-minute totaliser. The result is a cleaner, less cluttered and, yes, younger-looking dialscape.
It will be interesting to see how 2021 cheap Patek Philippe fake watches marks 25 years of the Aquanaut next year, but if you can get one of these on your wrist in the meantime consider yourself very fortunate. This is not just super clone watches wholesale shop for the young, but also the young at heart.