This watch review is on the Patek Philippe 5164 Aquanaut in rose gold, reference 5164R-001.
It seems that nowadays every Patek Philippe model is fetching a premium in terms of market price due to the high demand that exists for their watches. The new Aquanaut in rose gold is no exception.
Even though the term “Aquanaut” has a dive watch connotation to it, I don’t think I’ll even be caught in two feet of water wearing it! The watch is just too luxurious for that.
In fact, I like to call this wristwatch the “Billionaire Submariner!” I can’t say that I’ll take the it over the Nautilus, but the watch is stunning nevertheless.
One of the main things I like about this watch is the the dual-time feature. The original Aquanaut 5167 (which I reviewed before while wearing for two weeks on a NATO strap) was also way too thin for my taste, which the brand remedied on the 5164. Furthermore, I love the aesthetic appeal of the rose gold with the chocolate colored dial. It’s HOT!
One thing that I don’t like about the 5164R, is how easy it is to accidentally press one of the side buttons to set the second time zone. It’s not a major thing, but I wish that the buttons would not protrude so much and instead be slightly more difficult to accidentally push.
Overall, this would be a nice, sporty watch to make a splash with over the summer!
Patek Philippe 5164R Prices
The retail price on this watch is $51,000, but I would be really surprised if anyone can buy this watch for anything remotely close to retail. They’re going right now from about the mid-50k’s to the $60k range. That’s just the way it is! Patek Philippe is one of the best watch companies at working the whole supply-and-demand game in their favor.
I know that paying $10k over retail may sound steep, but Patek is one of those brands that I wouldn’t really mind paying over retail for.
The 5164R in the Watch Game
As far as the Watch Game goes, you just can’t have a more elegant sports model than the 5164R-001. I know that some people say that Patek is a brand for older people, but the 5164 is definitely not in the old-fogy category.
So what do you think of the new rose gold Aquanaut from Patek Philippe?
Let me know how you feel in the comments below.
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