Patek Philippe watchmakers and craftsmen, faithful to the noble artisanal techniques, perpetuate the beautiful, timeless gestures, the sharpness of eye and deftness of touch that have always distinguished the fine art of watchmaking. These skills live on in perfect harmony with the most advanced technology that help create every Patek Philippe watch.
Patek Philippe was founded in 1839 by Antoni Patek when he started making pocket watches in Geneva. In 1845 Patek joined French watchmaker Adrien Philippe, the inventor of the keyless winding mechanism, and thus the Patek Philippe was created. Antoine Norbert de Patek and Adrien Philippe had but one goal: to develop, manufacture and assemble the finest timepieces in the world. Patek Philippe is most notable for manufacturing its own watch components and today, more than ever, quality and fine workmanship remain the watch-words for every aspect of Patek Philippe's production.
Patek Philippe has always conceived its watches as exclusive creations. Over 200 models are in regular production, though they are produced in small series of between ten and several hundred watches. The rigorous standards applied to every step of the development process and in the long months of crafting and finishing make each Patek Philippe a precious, unique creation coveted by the connoisseur.
Whether in terms of the movement or the external elements, the technical or the aesthetic aspects, the performance of each function or the rate accuracy of the timepiece, Thierry Stern – President of Patek Philippe – and his father, Philippe Stern – Honorary President – personally stand by all the commitments embodied in the Patek Philippe Seal, the most exclusive of quality hallmarks. Some of the top models sold today are the Calatrava, Gondolo, Nautilus, Complications, Grand Complications (mens), Aquanaut (ladies) and the Nautilus (ladies).
As the product of an extraordinary amount of know-how and work, a Patek Philippe commands a high price and will fully retain or even increase its value over the years. It is an investment for the present and the future. Their solid reputation amongst collectors and, especially, the great sentimental value that a Patek Philippe acquires in the eyes of its owner make each one a treasured addition to a family's assets. Many of the models achieve cult status and regularly fetch record-setting sums at auction. Of the 24 most expensive watches sold at auction, 20 of them are Patek Philippe watches, the most expensive The Henry Graves "supercomplication," a Patek Philippe, sold for $11 million at Sotheby's in December 1999. It's the most complicated watch ever created.
A Patek Philippe watch is much like an automobile in that proper cleaning and maintenance will help to ensure a higher value down the road. Watches have a ton of moving parts, and if one of those parts is off by even a fraction of a degree, the entire mechanism will suffer. Make sure to take your Patek Philippe in for a “tune-up” every four years or so to make sure all the bits and pieces inside the case of the watch are moving as they should. Regular cleanings can also have a dramatic effect on a watch’s value. A clean, polished bracelet and a well-functioning clasp can mean a world of difference when our team of evaluators is determining the final value of your Patek Philippe watch. Make sure to hold on to your original box and paperwork as well. Not only does it add to the watch’s overall value, it helps our evaluator’s to establish the legitimacy of your Patek Philippe.
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