Size Does Matter
The title above has always rung true in the case of fine timepieces, especially for this year’s 20th-anniversary edition of the Aquanaut from Patek Philippe. Being a cousin of the famed Nautical collection, this luxury yet sporty line strikes a different chord owing to its light, durable composite strap and the dial’s distinctive engraving—whose blue shades graduate from bright in the center to darker on the side. Now, it also arrives in its biggest size ever, 42.2mm (excluding the crown), and in white gold, a first in the collection’s two-decade history. Championing an automatic in-house movement caliber 324 S C, this dive watch has 35 to 45 hours of power reserve with a 21K-gold rotor visible from the transparent case-back. Moreover, this exceptionally elegant model can really withstand water pressure up to 120 meters.