Maybe Patek Philippe is a bit rare compared to other big brands in the watch world. But still waters are deep. The models are either of simple and timeless elegance or captivate by their complications. If a Patek is granted, he knows that he can call his own the maximum in craftsmanship, tradition and design. Vintage copies are the best witnesses to the successful company history, which set standards at all times. A Calatrava cost $ 300 in the 1950s and is now worth about $ 20,000, a Nautilus was $ 3000 in the 1970s, today $ 50,000. It is barely possible for a politician: Vladimir Putin uses a calatrava on his wrist. With Tiffany & Co., Patek Philippe presented a watch collection in 2012/2013.
The story of Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe is founded by the Polish nobleman Antoine Norbert Graf de Patek. He has patented the winding crown with Jean-Adrien Philippe.
Patek and Czapek are designing a pocket watch with a rose gold lift.
Patek Philippe designs a yellow gold pocket watch for the Polish market
A clock with complication is launched. This copy later brought in at auction over one million dollars.
The Stern family takes over the company. The reference 96 comes on the market.
The first wristwatch with automatic rotor lift will be presented to the public.
Flat automatic caliber of 2.40 mm complete Patek Philippes repertoire.
The company is 150 years old and builds the most complicated pocket watch in the world, the Caliber 89, with 33 complications. The gem consists of 1728 parts.
Patek manufactures one of the most expensive watches in the world: the Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002. Two copies were produced at a price of almost € 700,000 each.
Thierry Stern leads the company in 4th generation.
The company is 175 years old and presents the Grandmaster Chime, with complication and acoustic date display and a minute repeater wake-up function.