Patek Philippe Aquanaut Rubber Straps 5164

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The Patek Philippe Aquanaut was conceived as way to disrupt the market after nearly two very successful decades of the Patek Philippe Nautilus. The Nautilus had enjoyed such admiration by seasoned luxury timepiece collectors.

The launch of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut gave the brand an opportunity to provide watch collectors a luxurious timepiece, but with a more casual feel while maintaining the integrity and esthetics that had been the embodiment of Patek Philippe.  


While the first Patek Philippe Aquanaut models did not feature case integrated bracelets or straps, the designs were updated in 2007 where case integrated rubber straps became a part of the ever beautiful design of the timepiece. With the only drawback being that color & style alternatives for the  Patek Philippe Aquanaut are nearly impossible to obtain.  

Today, Rubber B has made it possible for Patek Philippe Aquanaut owners to effortlessly have a luxury OEM alternative for their timepieces with just a few clicks to the mouse or taps to their phone screens.  As the leading luxury rubber strap innovators, Rubber B will launch a full line of luxury rubber straps that will feature an elegant and tasteful design that will be a favorite to the most discerning timepiece collector.  

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Is There a Significant Difference Between The Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164A or 5164R?

Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164A and 5164R on Rubber B Straps
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164A and 5164R on Rubber B Straps

We also firmly believe in the importance of closely examining products, especially when controversy arises around them. That has recently become the case with the Patek Philippe Aquanaut timepieces, as they have recently released a rose gold variation on the original Aquanaut watch.

Is There a Significant Difference Between The Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164A or 5164R?

Now, under normal circumstances, this would not be notable or cause controversy – after all, watchmakers put out new designs and variations on well-known watches all the time. The reason this instance is unusual has to do with the price of the Aquanaut 5164. In this particular case, there is a $20,000 difference in the difference of the price of the Aquanaut 5164 watches.

So, this blog post is going to focus on answering one very specific question: is the rose gold version of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164 worth an additional $20,000? To try and answer this question, we are going to take a look at the technical specifications of these timepieces, look at how they differ in terms of aesthetic, and then offer our final conclusion based on our findings.

Is There a Significant Difference Between The Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164A or 5164R?

What Are The Technical Specifications of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164?

At the outset, it is very important to note that, from a technical standpoint, this is the exact same watch – there is no difference at all in the mechanisms or calibers of each of these watches.

The Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164 uses a Caliber 324 S C FUS caliber, which is both mechanical and self-winding. It also contains a dual time zone mechanism, which tells the wearer both their local and home time. This timepiece also includes local and home day and night indications in the apertures. In short, both versions of the Patek Philippe SS Aquanaut Travel Time 5164 will give you the exact same information on the dial

Is There a Significant Difference Between The Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164A or 5164R?

In terms of its measurements, it measures in diameter and 10.8 mm in height, which are very common measurements for this type of watch. Finally, this timepiece is water-resistant for up to 120 meters.

What Are The Stylistic Differences Between The Two Different Versions of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164?

As we mentioned earlier, there is a significant difference in the pricing of the two versions of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164, and it is here that Patek Philippe attempts to justify that disparity. The dial and the outer casing are made from rose gold, and the R iteration of this watch has a brown dial and bracelet instead of black, which ostensibly pairs better with the rose gold in terms of color pairings.

Is There a Significant Difference Between The Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164A or 5164R?

What Are Our Final Thoughts About The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Timepieces?

As far as the answer to our initial question, do we think that the Patek Philippe R is worth the additional price? There are two types of consumers who would have differing opinions on the subject of the Patek 5164R. 

The first type of consumer might say that while the rose gold version features a lovely upgrade, it is statistically not worth such a large price increase. The two models are identical sans the rose gold plating, and it seems a bit much to pay more for the application of some precious metals, especially when the watches do not vary from a technical standpoint.

On the other hand, another type of consumer would be willing to pay whatever it takes within their financial means to obtain the watch model that they feel has been deemed the most prestigious variation, whether or not the reasoning behind it is even qualifying. And for this second type of consumer, price tends to have no real bearing. While these consumers are much smaller in numbers, they do drive prices very high at the pinnacle level of luxury goods. It is a no-holds-barred mentality of the ultra-wealthy. “I want it. I can afford it. I will own it.”

Patek can provide their Rose Gold 5164r to this type of customer while charging them an astronomical upcharge. If a customer isn’t happy about that, then he or she can simply purchase the steel model 5164a and call it a day.

As one of the leading designers and crafters of custom rubber watch straps, Rubber B is continually committed to crafting the highest quality rubber watch bands on the market for a wide variety of various luxury timepieces. However, we are also committed to helping to educate people about the world of horology, in ways both big and small. This means that we continually use our blog to write informational articles about important news in the watchmaking world, take a closer look at the history of watchmaking, and go further into understanding how watches actually work from a mechanical standpoint.

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What Separates Rubber B From Other Watch Straps?

Rubber B has become well-known as a highly respected crafter of custom rubber watch bands for timepieces from some of the most respected watchmakers in the field, including such brands as Patek Philippe, IWC, and Breitling. Rubber B has a variety of straps in different colors and styles in our product portfolio that are appropriate for both business/formal wear and more casual situations as well.

Every Rubber B custom rubber watch strap is made only from 100% vulcanized rubber, and all of our products are FDA and BVGG compliant as well.

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Rubber B watch straps do not contain any coating, blends, or bonding, and each and every strap undergoes rigorous testing to ensure that it meets quality control standards.

If you would like to learn more about our complete list of products, shipping policies, and pricing, or have questions about our custom rubber watch straps, please visit the Rubber B website today for more information. One of our valued team members will be happy to answer your inquiry in a timely manner.

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