Patek Philippe’s ever-growing collection of independently manufactured luxury wristwatches are considered by many a connoisseur to be some of the world’s finest. founders Antoine Norbert de Patek and Adrien Philippe pledged for the company to be known across the globe for its design, its expert craftsmanship and its innovation. The company has been fulfilling this promise without interruption since it was founded in 1839. The fact that Patek Philippe have over 100 patents and the premises to develop all of their wristwatches in-house, gives them ultimate freedom and flexibility on the designs that they create. With its own research and development department, new materials, new cutting edge features and new styles are being born every year. The individual components which make up an independently crafted movement, are all hand assembled, produced and finished inside Patek Philippe’s manufacturing facilities, making the one of the very few Swiss-based companies that can say they literally do everything themselves.
The history of Patek Philippe manufacture works its way into each design – it becomes the lifeblood of the watch and tells a story steeped in family heritage. The legacy of countless generations of experts can be felt in each design, as well as visually appreciated in every Patek Philippe watch. With innovations like the Patek Philippe Seal, the company has certainly set benchmarks for future watch manufacturers in the industry. These hallmarks become cemented in the company’s history, helping to improve and enhance qualities held dear to Patek Philippe, like accuracy, reliability and performance.
With over 200 models in regular production, Patek Philippe watches are serving thousands of watch enthusiasts with the fundamentals of traditional timekeeping each and every year. The rigorous quality standards carried out in-house at Patek Philippe, are a regular part of the company’s day-to-day manufacture. Precious and unique, these creations are loved for their reliability above all. Of course, the aesthetics of a true Patek Philippe watch, whether intended for the lady or the gent, play a vital role in expressing what the company are about and where the passions lie of those who create them. Whilst some of the female watches are adorned with lavish diamonds and sparkling dials, some gents Patek Philippe watches communicate beauty and timelessness through their simplicity.
Watch collections like the Patek Philippe Calatrava are infused with pure lines and undeniable charm. Characteristics like their perfectly rounded polished bezels communicate understated perfection. The dials are fuss-free and adorned with gold applied indexes that match the finish of their cases. Many of these watches are finished on a comfortable leather strap, completed with a gold fold-over buckle to ensure simple and secure fastening to the wrist. Recognized as the very essence of the round watch, Patek Philippe Calatrava watches are a popular option for those who like the traditional look and feel of a Swiss wristwatch.
The Patek Philippe Complications watch collection is sure to offer something practical yet sophisticated for wearing every day of the week. Whether working in an office, or leading an on-the-go lifestyle, features like annual calendars and perpetual calendars help to assist the lady or gent with keeping track of important dates throughout the month. A moonphase display and power reserve indicator are other functions familiarly seen in designs from this collection.
Patek Philippe watches from the Nautilus collection are recognisable for their ingenious porthole design. With robustly constructed cases made from materials like stainless steel and rose gold, these special timepieces ooze a strong retro style, enhanced all the more by their horizontal patterned dials. Watches from this collection are perfect for those with active lifestyles who want a watch that doubles-up as a working companion as well as a stylish accessory for wearing during the evening.