Last year I was lucky enough to visit the Patek Philippe museum in Geneva and this instantly backed up my love for the brand. Not only have they become such a well known and prestigious brand, they also started off as pioneers in the watch world. In fact, they still are today.
This brings me on to my favourite watch of all time, my holy grail watch if you will. If this watch didn't exist, I would probably move to the Tudor Black Bay Harrods edition but since it does, my loyalties lie with it.
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut is one of those watches which I will probably never see up close. Not only are they incredibly rare but also cost an absolute fortune. If you can get your hands on one then they will set you back between £30,000 and £55,000. Now before you have a heart attack let me tell you why they are worth so much.
Okay, they might be a little too expensive but when you consider the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail put into manufacturing this watch it begins to make a bit more sense. Patek take pride in their work and take their products to another level in terms of luxury and craftsmanship.
So why the Aquanaut? Well, I like the Nautilus a lot but when I saw this with the rubber strap, I gravitated towards it. To me, this is a watch which you can literally wear for any occasion. Whether you are having a casual brunch with friends or attending the Queen's speech. Not that I do either of these very often but it's nice to dream.
Another thing I like about the Aquanaut is you can simply change the colour of the rubber strap whenever you like. You could have black one day, green another and orange another, it doesn't matter. If you can afford the £300 price tag for them that is.