Patek Philippe watches embody sublime horology. A number of notable innovations in horology are attributable to Patek Philippe, including the chronograph, the perpetual calendar, and minute repeater. Patek Philippe manufactures its own movements and is independently owned, so it has an immense amount of freedom when designing its watches. Their style is understated, elegant, and timeless, even with their sportier Aquanaut line. The steep price point of Patek Philippe timepieces exemplifies that the brand is extremely exclusive.
The company has been a family-run venture since 1932. This intimate business structure is apparent upon learning that the entirety of the Patek Philippe Museum’s timepieces, nearly 3000 pieces, are all the property of chairman, Philippe Stern, a second-generation family member of the Patek Philippe watch company.
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Below is an abbreviated list of the most popular Patek Philippe models. This is not an all-inclusive list of Patek Philippe models we accept but is instead intended for our customer’s benefit.
Patek Philippe was launched in 1839 by two Polish immigrants. Antonit Patek was a businessman and Francois Czapek was the watchmaker. Patek Philippe made its first watch in 1868, which included a perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph and minute repeater. For an up-and-coming company, this was an impressive feat. Patek Philippe watches are usually sold for a high price because of their unique look and updated mechanical features. The company was bought by the Stern family in 1932. Patek has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The brand produced over 40,000 watches in 2002 alone.
Patek Philippe made an ultra-complicated pocket watch exclusively for Henry Graves Jr., which sold in 1999 for $11 million. This was the most expensive timepiece ever sold. Nine years later, the company broke another record by selling the most expensive modern wristwatch. The Sky Moon Tourbillion, which was a platinum watch, sold for $1.49 million. Another record was set in 2010 when a Patek Philippe wristwatch became the most expensive watch sold during an auction, selling at $5.5 million.
The company is most adequately represented by its unparalleled values. These values have helped the company become the powerhouse they are today. Patek Philippe stands by their ten values; independence, tradition, innovation, quality and fine workmanship, rarity, value, aesthetics, service, emotion, and heritage.
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