Patek Philippe is renowned for their supreme mechanical prowess. They’ve created some of the most intricate manual watches ever made. Patek Philippe helped pioneer countless complications, like the perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph, and minute repeater. Buying a Patek Philippe watch means you'll own a timepiece that’s one of the finest in the world. See what celebrated models we have available in our collection of exceptional used Patek Philippe watches for sale.
The Patek Philippe brand was officially formed in 1845, the year after Antoine Patek and Adrien Philippe met at the Exposition Nationale des Produits de L’Industrie in Paris, France. The company served a high-class clientele, but Patek knew that the brand needed to think bigger and grow their international reputation. So, in 1851, he traveled to the United States and began working with Tiffany & Co. This partnership has continued to this day, and the brand has maintained its excellent reputation.
In 1932, the Stern brothers, who owned a dial manufacture in Geneva, purchased the business. During the Stern family’s leadership, Patek Philippe has created some of the most iconic models. They introduced the first Calatrava in 1932 and added the Nautilus to their catalog in 1976. Patek Philippe celebrated their monumental 150th anniversary in 1989 by debuting the most complicated wristwatch ever made, the Reference 3974.
To this day, Patek Philippe continues to thrive, and their watches continue to be some of the most highly sought after around the world. In June 2019, a Patek Philippe Reference 3448 sold for a record-breaking $1,155,000. In addition to special models like this, models like the Nautilus have reached cult status. With buyers and collectors waiting to purchase a coveted model, the market for pre-owned Patek Philippe watches is strong.
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