The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” Minute Repeater, Reference 5260/1455R-001, is a luxurious watch that exemplifies high-end jewelry craftsmanship. This grand complication is the first minute repeater in the Aquanaut Luce line, known for its “contemporary casual chic” style. The watch is adorned with 130 baguette-cut diamonds (8.66 ct) on the dial and 779 multicolored baguette-cut sapphires (45.05 ct), forming a rainbow on the bezel, caseband flanks, and bracelet. This exquisite arrangement of stones demonstrates Patek Philippes’ expertise in achieving perfect gradients.
The watch uses an “invisible setting” technique, where each stone is specially cut and embedded in gold rails. The dial is designed for clear legibility, featuring multicolored sapphire hour-markers, a diamond hour ring, and hands set with rubies and blue sapphires.
The Aquanaut Luce “Rainbow” Minute Repeater is powered by the self-winding R 27 caliber, visible through a sapphire crystal case-back. This movement is known for its exceptional acoustic quality, thanks to the two classic gongs. The minute-repeater slide-piece is embellished with multicolored baguette sapphires. The rose gold bracelet is secured with a patented Patek Philippe fold-over clasp with four independent catches.