The Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5164A is not a new watch, as it has been available for quite some time. GR factory released its initial replica in June 2020. Approximately ten days ago, Z factory, also known as ZF, introduced their replica of the Patek Aquanaut 5164A. If you have to choose between GR and ZF, I would recommend ZF. Despite GR’s latest version being V2, it still falls short when compared to ZF, as the latter ensures correct case thickness.
When it comes to this replica Patek Aquanaut 5164A, I believe the most significant distinction between ZF and GR lies in the case thickness. The 5164A from GR measures 11mm thick, whereas the one from ZF this time is only 8.5mm thick. Therefore, when comparing the two, I would prefer to choose from ZF as it is much thinner.
This Patek Philippe watch is indeed fascinating. Beneath its sporty exterior, it boasts a range of practical functionalities. The Aquanaut is a sports model from Patek, and the addition of a GMT function makes it exceptionally practical for frequent travelers and business use. I believe individuals who appreciate sports watches and frequently travel internationally would find this timepiece particularly appealing.
In terms of functions, there have considerable differences. The genuine watch features a fully adjustable GMT hand for its real GMT function, whereas this replica’s central GMT hand cannot be adjusted. The small square window next to “HOME” and “LOCAL” appears more like a Day and Night display for two different time zones on this replica, which shows a switch between white and blue backgrounds in the two windows. While ZF aimed to correct this function, I don’t believe it is as precise as the genuine watch. Additionally, the dial appears more gray than pure black. The date display is positioned at 6 o’clock, and you can adjust the date by pushing the button at 5 o’clock.While this replica watch offers accurate timing and date display, it does have some limitations in terms of functions such as GMT and Day/Night display. However, overall, it is still considered a high-quality replica watch. Additionally, it is priced lower than the basic Aquanaut and Nautilus models, making it an attractive option for those seeking a Patek Philippe replica watch with multiple functions. If you are in the market for such a timepiece, both the replica Aquanaut 5164A and the replcia Nautilus Moon Phase 5712 from PPF would be excellent choices to consider.