ORANGE IS THE NEW PATEK

Esquire (Malaysia) - - MACHINERY -

Own­ing a Patek is some­thing many younger peo­ple as­pire to when they reach a cer­tain age and, hope­fully by then, a cer­tain amount of wealth and/or suc­cess. The prob­lem is, Patek would re­ally like them to think about get­ting a piece now. So here’s a very am­bi­tious Aqua­naut Chrono­graph which comes in a lively orange liv­ery. This Ref. 5968A is a 42.2MM watch and is de­signed to have a sporty feel. And while the tar­get de­mo­graph­ics for this piece is a younger, more ac­tive per­son, you’re still get­ting a Patek Philippe. This means that the ro­tor for the au­to­matic is in 21K gold, the chrono­graph has a zero-fric­tion clutch disc and, lo and be­hold, it’s wa­ter re­sis­tant to 120m. And of course, you’ll need to drop around RM170,000 for this lit­tle prize. That’s rel­a­tively af­ford­able com­pared to the other pieces from Patek and is per­haps a re­minder of why it re­mains one of the most vis­i­ble icons of suc­cess, re­gard­less of age.

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