Patek Philippe Watches
All Patek Philippe Models:
Patek & Cie began in 1845 as a partnership between Antoine Patek and Adrien Philippe. Adrien Phillipe is credited with the invention of the keyless winding and hand-setting mechanism, for which he was awarded a bronze medal at the Industrial Exposition in Paris in 1844. The keyless works, as it is known today, was patented by the company a year later. In 1851, the pair changed the name to Patek Philippe. Patek Philippe made the first Swiss wristwatch for a Hungarian Countess in the late 1860s. In the following years, the watchmaker would go on to patent a number of complicated mechanisms, including a perpetual calendar, precision regulator, and split-seconds chronograph. In the 1910s and '20s, Patek Philippe applied its expertise in highly complicated movements to the wristwatch. 1932 saw the acquisition of the company by Jean and Charles Stern, whose family still owns the business. In that same year, Patek launched the Calatrava. The brand continued to evolve, patenting self-winding and world time watches and making the first fully electric clock in 1956. Despite their willingness to change with the times, Patek stayed true to its core virtues of precision timekeeping and horological ingenuity. For example, in 1962, a tourbillon pocket watch made by Patek Philippe set a precision record at the Geneva Observatory which remains unbeaten. In response to the quartz crisis of the 1970s, Patek introduced the now famed Nautilus, a luxury steel sports watch which departed drastically from the company's previous references. The watchmaker patented the first annual calendar mechanism in 1996. To this day, few companies match Patek Philippe's reputation for horological excellence. Watches from Patek are prized by collectors due to their enduring quality and ability to appreciate in price. Patek Philippe holds the record for most expensive watch sold at auction at 31 million USD and most expensive pocket watch sold at auction at 24 million USD.
The classic 'Patek Philippe Annual Calendar' (Patek ref. 5035) has a round case enhanced by 18 K roman numerals that show the hours. The intricately crafted automatic movement is visible through the anti-reflective Sapphire exhibition case back. A sub-dial 9 o'clock shows the days of the week, the sub-dial at 3 o'clock shows the months of the year, and a 24 hour sub-dial is located near the 6 o'clock position. Precisely at 6 o'clock is a magnified window showing 'todays date'. The 'Patek Philippe ref. 5035P' aka 'Patek Annual Calendar Model # 5035-P' is a beautiful example of the style and excellence that are trademarks of this fine company.
This boldly beautiful luxury watch is also available with a moonphase function; 'Patek Philippe Annual Calendar with Moon ref. 5146' features an Annual Calendar with Month, Day, Date, Power Reserve, Moon Phase and Center Sweep Seconds. 'Patek 5146' is a beautiful blend of precision and elegance. The extremely sought-after 'Patek Philippe Mens Platinum Annual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5960 P' was the first Patek Philippe self-winding chronograph with Annual Calendar and the manufacture caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H. The new platinum version (ref. 5960P) with the matt blue dial emphasizes the dynamic personality of this timepiece. The 'Patek 5960P' is an extremely hot commodity.
Other notable 'Patek Philippe Annual Calendars' are: The 'Patek Philippe 5396G Annual Calendar with Moon Phase', 'Patek 5450P - Advanced Research Annual Calendar', 'Patek 5147G Annual Calendar Moon Phase with Diamond Bezel', 'Patek 4936 Annual Calendar Ladies Diamond Bezel' and the rectangular 'Patek 5135J Calendario Annual Calendar'.
The 'Patek Philippe Aquanaut' is the perfect dress sports watch. Created with a gently rounded octagonal shaped steel or gold case, and avail on bracelet (Patek ref. 5167) or strap (Patek ref. 5165) the 'Patek Philippe Aquanaut' is the epitome of casual chic. The dial of the 'Patek Aquanaut' features a unique grid pattern and the hours are marked by gold applied Arabic numerals and luminous hour hands and index markers. The self-winding movement is automatic and assures a high rate of accuracy. The Patek 'Aquanaut' includes a screw-down crown and Sapphire crystals for both the case back and the dial. The sporty, yet stylish 'Patek Aquanaut' is water resistant to 120 meters, making it perfect for the ballroom, boardroom or the beach.
For the ladies, Patek Philippe created the stylish 'Aquanaut Luce'. The case is avail in various metals and set with 46 sparkling diamonds, the gorgeous embossed dial comes in black or white with gold applied Arabic numerals, and the 'Patek Aquanaut Luce' is available on strap or bracelet. This beautiful Patek Philippe women's watch is also water resistant to 120 meters.
Also for the ladies as well as the gentlemen is Patek's famous signature watch model the 'Calatrava'. Classic and timeless, the 'Patek Calatrava' showcases sleek design and elegance, and is the epitome of Patek Philippe perfection. Impervious to overnight trends, the 'Patek Philippe Calatrava' line is one watch that will always be in style, and can be handed down, generation after generation. Available extra thin, with hobnail patterns or with wide polished bezels, there is no doubt that each and every 'Calatrava' watch can be worn with any outfit and to any occasion. 'Patek Calatrava' watches come on bracelet or strap and with many different dial colors and patterns.
Notable reference numbers include: Patek ref. 3520, Patek ref. 3744 Quartz, Patek ref. 3802, Patek ref. 3820, Patek ref. 3919, Patek ref. 3998, Patek ref. 5000, Patek ref. 5022, Patek ref. 5026, Patek ref. 5053, Patek ref. 5196, Patek ref. 5107, Patek ref. 5115, Patek ref. 5117, Patek ref. 5119, Patek ref. 5120, Patek ref. 5127, Patek ref. 5153, Patek ref. 5196, Patek ref. 5296, Patek ref. 5565 Limited Edition and Patek ref. 6000 with Diamonds. The 'Patek Philippe Calatrava Collection' is definitely the perfect timepiece for those looking t