patek philippe

Patek Philippe watches: history, models, features

Patek Philippe watches are synonymous with great class. The brand has a long-lasting experience in crafting luxury timepieces, and through its history, has stood out thanks to awards and innovations, which set it among the world's most refined watch brands.

Founded in Geneva in 1839 by Antoine Norbert de Patek and François Czapek, it took just six years to a patent for their keyless winding and hand-setting system. The story goes that Patek invented the first-ever Swiss wristwatch, made in 1869 for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary.

After just a few years, the brand gained worldwide recognition thanks to its craftsmen's extraordinary technical skills: in 1881, it got a patent for the precision regulator, in 1889 the patent for the perpetual calendar mechanism for pocket watches, and in 1902 the patent for the first-ever double chronograph.

Over the years, Patek Philippe watches have unstoppably stood out, becoming a favorite choice among prominent personalities, including actors, showbiz celebrities, politicians, and sports stars.

Patek Philippe watches features.

A clear vision paved the brand's road to success. A Patek Philippe watch's main pillars include:

Patek Philippe price list

We are talking about products of the highest quality possible and, as a consequence, their prices reflect the uncommon combination of innovative technologies and precious materials. Here is why Patek Philippe's price can vary very much across the product's catalog.

Here are some examples along with reference and price list:

Patek Philippe collections

Patek Philippe Calatrava

Showcasing unparalleled elegance, this collection's watches have belonged to Patek Philippe's offering for over 80 years. The Calatrava collection includes many options geared towards guaranteeing superior refinement if you're looking for a quintessentially elegant yet complicated wristwatch.

patek-philippe-calatrava-annual-calendar-2-bInterestingly, this collection currently includes the most affordable Patek watches ever, i.e., some discontinued hand-wound watches featuring a small seconds counter at six, you can purchase for as little as 10,000 euros approximate, in as-used condition. Here is how to make a Patek watch yours at quite an affordable price.

There are countless classic self-winding models, featuring central seconds and date windows at three. They either come in steel, gold, or platinum with a finely engraved and decorated dial.

As far as this collection regards, we had the chance to get our hands on some Patek Calatrava in the past; please look at our article Three complicated watches by Patek Philippe by Daniel Yong.

Patek Philippe Nautilus

The Nautilus by Patek Philippe is the quintessential luxury sports watch and a reference among its siblings. The Nautilus product range also includes yellow, pink, or white gold options.

patek-philippe-nautilus-bA Nautilus comes as either a classic three-hand watch layout or a complicated timepiece: you'll find annual calendars or chronographs, moon-phase complication, or a perpetual calendar, for example.

This collection interestingly offers options conceived for him or her.

Recently, we took our hands on the highly-sought-after Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726/1A-014; we invite you to read our in-depth review.

Patek Philippe Complications and Grand Complications

Patek Philippe is synonymous with the finest watchmaking; its complications and grand complications best express the brand's capabilities and legacy. Complications Include perpetual calendar, world time mechanisms, tourbillons, minute repeater, and more. Combining exceptional finishes and stunning materials, the watches belonging to these collections are collectors' pieces for the most refined watch connoisseur.

Since they are the most intricate and complicated timepieces, their prices are for a few people and can reach hundreds of thousands of Euros and beyond.

Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse and Gondolo

Like the porthole-inspired Nautilus, Golden Ellipse and Gondolo play with distinctive case designs to offer classic timepieces to him or her.

The Golden Ellipse was launched in 1968 and featured an elliptical-shaped case, abiding by the golden section's rules. The Gondolo collection, on the other hand, is a tribute to art deco in many forms. Variety is the mainstream since it offers rectangular, cushion-shaped, or tonneau designs that combine various colors and materials.

Read more

Horbiter

Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter and get the latest articles delivered right into your inbox

SUBSCRIPTION
Horbiter

Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter and get the latest articles delivered right into your inbox

Scroll to top