The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5650G replica Advanced Research shows three significant departures, and introduces some important questions.
The watch is a new version of the mens fake PP Aquanaut Travel Time watch, with white gold case having a 12 atm, 120-metre water resistance rating, width including crown 45.24 mm, thickness 11 mm, a sapphire caseback displaying the movement, and a water-resistant composite strap with a gold folding clasp. It is a limited edition of 500 pieces. It comprises three important innovations.
The first notable feature of the watch is the Spiromax balance spring made of Silinvar. This is a patented material based on monocrystallizing silicon, developed by Patek Philippe, Rolex and the Swatch Group, with Swiss research centre CSEM. Silinvar components are manufactured by Deep Reactive Ion Etching, an industrial process that ensures that each spring is identical, thanks to tolerances of less than a thousandth of a millimetre.
The second innovation is the mechanism used for adjusting the second time zone, with two pushers on the left-hand side of the case. They enable the local hour hand to be moved forwards or backwards in one-hour intervals, with simultaneous correction of date and the day/night indications on the dial.
The third new feature is the fact that Patek Philippe have cut a hole in the dial to display the time zone adjustment mechanism. This is unusual for the brand. Holes in dials are generally a feature of lower-end watches such as Bulova and Hamilton – no criticism intended. But it strikes me as being an unusual aesthetic departure for Patek Philippe copy watches.