The art of innovative watchmaking at Patek Philippe comes from the heart. It is the sense of full creative freedom which inspires one of the world’s most dedicated and talented teams to go on to create breathtaking instruments to record those extra special moments in life with. Founders of the company, Antoine Norbert de Patek and Adrien Philippe put great emphasis on the importance of nurturing the time-honoured techniques that brought them their very first successes – this belief has since been handed down from generation to generation. Traditional watch manufacture is the essence of these beautiful timepieces, and with over 100 patents, Patek Philippe watch manufacture shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
The independent manufacturer based in Geneva engineers and develops all of its own movements and components in-house. Owned by the Stern family since 1932, the company has been managed by Thierry Stern (President), Philippe Stern (Honorary President), and Claude Peny (CEO) whom have shaped the company into what it is today. Patek Philippe is the oldest family-owned Genevan watch manufacturer. Not only that but the countless generations passed within this time have all worked meticulously to safeguard their methods of craftsmanship. It is a combination of artisanal techniques and the ability to remain at the forefront of technology that secure Patek Philippe’s position among some of the elite within the watchmaking industry.
Quality and workmanship are concepts that run through the veins of each element and movement of a Patek Philippe watch, as well as its smooth performance, its rate of accuracy and its technical capability. Rigorous quality standards also ensure consistency throughout the company’s cosmos. It is these examples of expert engineering, precision and meticulous handiwork that have come to run throughout each collection at Patek Philippe, ensuring that the same promises in values and character are evident in each timepiece, no matter what the style, no matter what the model.
Patek Philippe Nautilus watches make up one of the maison’s largest collections to date. The rounded octagonal shape of its bezel and horizontally embossed dial are just two characteristics that these timepieces that are so well cherished for among dedicated watch enthusiasts. Finished in steel, rose gold or white gold – these watches combine aesthetical beauty with the unbeatable precision of an independently crafted movement which lies at the heart of each design.
The Patek Philippe Complications collection embodies the art of fine watchmaking perfectly. Annual calendars, world time displays and dual timezones make up just a few of the complications found within this collection. Ideal for those who really like to get the most out of their watch in a practical sense, these refined specimens are designed and built to offer impeccable timekeeping with handsomely rugged good looks.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut watches were the sensation of the nineties and still prove to be one of the most loved models within the watch wearing universe. Inspired by the same rounded octagonal shape of the Nautilus collection, these designs bring a sense of modernity and a sleek freshness to the wrist. Ultra resistant to UV rays, salt water and general wear and tear- Patek Philippe Aquanaut watches are now developed from a new composite materials which prepares both the watch and the wearer to face any challenge ahead.