Widely acknowledged as the most prestigious watchmaking brand in existence, Patek Philippe has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1839 by Antoine Nobert de Patek and François Czapek. Initially established as Patek, Czapek & Cie, the firm changed its name to Patek, Philippe & Cie when the gifted French watchmaker Jean Adrien Philippe joined them following Czapek’s departure.
For over 180 years, this Geneva firm has produced highly complicated wristwatches for some of the world’s greatest collectors. This includes the 'Packard’ (No. 198 023), made for American automobile tycoon James Ward Packard in 1927, and the ‘Graves’ supercomplication pocket watch (No. 198 385) for American banker Henry Graves Jr. With a whopping 23 complications, the latter model was the most complicated timepiece ever made at the time. Patek Philippe is also credited with creating the first perpetual calendar wristwatch (Ref. 1526) and the first perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch produced in series (Ref. 1518).
Owned by the Stern family since 1932, Patek Philippe watches often combine technical innovation with rare metiers d’art such as engraving and enamelling, executed by artisans at the top of their game. Rare examples such as a Ref. 2523 with an enamel dial can fetch seven-figure sums at auction. The Ref. 2499, which replaced the Ref. 1518 in 1951 and was produced for nearly 35 years, is widely considered the greatest wristwatch ever made and set the template for modern perpetual calendar chronographs.
In 1976, in response to a demand for luxury steel sports watches, Patek Philippe launched the Nautilus Ref. 3700, which has since become a mainstay of the brand’s product line-up. The Nautilus Ref. 5711 introduced in 2006 to celebrate the model’s 30th anniversary would go on to become one of the most popular and desirable sports watches of the 21st century.
To mark its 150th anniversary in 1989, Patek Philippe created the Calibre 89, ‘the most complicated watch in the world’ at the time, with 33 complications. This was a record that stood until Vacheron Constantin released the Reference 57260 in 2015. In 2001, the brand introduced the Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002, a wristwatch with two dials and 12 complications including tourbillon, minute repeater, sky chart, and moon phase and orbit. A horological heavyweight, this wristwatch was so exclusive that every purchase required an application from the buyer and had to be approved by Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern.
In 2019, Patek Philippe broke the record for the most expensive timepiece ever sold at a public auction when the Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010 hammered for $31,194,370 at the Only Watch charity sale at Christie’s Geneva.
PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXCEPTIONAL, UNIQUE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT 18K PINK GOLD TWO-CROWN WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH WITH 24 HOUR INDICATION AND DOUBLE-SIGNED BLUE ENAMEL DIAL
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, RETAILED BY GOBBI, MILAN, “HEURES UNIVERSELLES”, REF. 2523, MOVEMENT NO. 722'715, CASE NO. 306'216, MANUFACTURED IN 1953
Patek Philippe. A unique and historically important 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases and tonneau-shaped case
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, REF. 1527, MOVEMENT NO. 863'247, CASE NO. 634'687, MANUFACTURED IN 1943
Patek Philippe. An extremely fine, historically important and unique 18K gold tonneau-shaped minute repeating wristwatch engraved with the Graves family coat-of-arms, made for Henry Graves Jr.
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, MOVEMENT NO. 97’589, CASE NO. 605’759, THE MOVEMENT MANUFACTURED IN 1895, THE CASE MANUFACTURED IN 1927, SOLD ON 16 JUNE 1928
百达翡丽，独一无二，华丽及高度复杂，18k红金双表盘腕表，配十二项功能包括大教堂钟声三问功能、陀飞轮、万年历、逆返日历、月行轨迹、恒星时间、星空图、黑色表盘及钻石时标，SKY MOON TOURBILLON，型号5002R-014，约2012年制，附原厂证书、盒子及外包装
SKY MOON TOURBILLON MODEL, REF. 5002R-014, CIRCA 2012
Patek Philippe. An exceptional, highly attractive, historically important and certainly unique platinum chromometer wristwatch with Guillaume balance, Bulletin d'Observatoire, additional diamond-set dial and platinum bracelet
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, GENEVA OBSERVATORY BULLETIN NO. 861121, MADE ESPECIALLY FOR J.B CHAMPION, REF. 2458, MOVEMENT NO. 861'121, CASE NO. 673'916, MANUFACTURED IN 1952
Patek Philippe. An outstanding and unique stainless steel perpetual calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon, amagnetic balance and applied painted Arabic numerals
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 1526, MOVEMENT NO. 964'568, 612'185, MANUFACTURED IN 1949
百达翡丽，独一无二、极具历史价值的臻美18K金「无月相显示」自动上弦万年历腕表，配英文日历及闰年显示，型号3448J，1970年制，应亨利·斯登（Henri Stern）及菲力·斯登（Philippe Stern）的要求在1975年特别改造为独一无二的珍品，以馈赠Alan Banbery，1970年制，附后补证书
REF. 3448 “ALAN BANBERY”, SPECIALLY MODIFIED BY REQUEST OF HENRI AND PHILIPPE STERN IN 1975 AS A UNIQUE PIECE FOR PRESENTATION TO ALAN BANBERY, MANUFACTURED IN 1970
Patek Philippe. An exceptionally rare, very attractive and highly important platinum perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2499/100, MOVEMENT NO. 869'308, CASE NO. 2'817'876, MANUFACTURED IN 1987
Patek Philippe. An extremely fine, important and possibly unique 18K white gold cushion-shaped single button chronograph wristwatch with vertically positioned register and Breguet numerals
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, MOVEMENT NO. 198'207, CASE NO. 608'751, MANUFACTURED IN 1928
PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXCEPTIONAL, HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE 18K GOLD DOUBLE DIALLED CLOCK WATCH WITH 21 COMPLICATIONS INCLUDING WESTMINSTER CHIMES, MINUTE REPEATING, POWER RESERVE INDICATOR FOR MOVEMENT AND CHIME, PERPETUAL CALENDAR, LEAP YEAR CYCLE, SUNRISE AND SUNSET, RUNNING EQUATION OF TIME, SKY CHART, TIME OF MERIDIAN PASSAGE BY SIRIUS, LUNAR ORBIT, TIME OF MERIDIAN PASSAGE BY THE MOON, TWENTY FOUR HOURS AND RAPID CALENDAR CORRECTION
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, STAR CALIBRE 2000, REF.990/1, MOVEMENT NO. 3,200,005, CASE NO. 4,125,166, CIRCA 2008
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, RETAILED BY SERPICO Y LAINO, CARACAS, REF. 2499, FIRST SERIES, MOVEMENT NO. 868’341, CASE NO. 687’757, MANUFACTURED IN 1952
PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY RARE AND EXTRAORDINARILY DESIRABLE STAINLESS STEEL LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DATE, CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN AND BOX
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, ADDITIONALLY SIGNED TIFFANY & CO., NAUTILUS MODEL, REF. 5711/1A-018, MADE TO CELEBRATE THE 170TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN TIFFANY & CO. AND PATEK PHILIPPE, CIRCA 2021
百达翡丽，瞩目，极罕有及高度复杂，18k红金双表盘腕表，配十二项功能包括大教堂钟声三问功能，陀飞轮，万年历，逆返日历，月行轨迹，恒星时间，星空图，SKY MOON TOURBILLON，型号5002R，约2010年制，附原厂证书、盒子及外包装
SKY MOON TOURBILLON MODEL, REF. 5002R, CIRCA 2010
Patek Philippe. A superb and unique platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, phases of the moon and black hard enamel Breguet numerals
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 2497, MOVEMENT NO. 888'075, CASE NO. 687'949, MANUFACTURED IN 1954
Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine, rare and important 18K gold two crown world time wristwatch with 24 hour indication and cloisonné enamel dial depicting the North American continent
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, WORLD TIME MODEL, REF. 2523, MOVEMENT NO. 722'706, CASE NO. 306'205, MANUFACTURED IN 1955
REF. 2419, MANUFACTURED IN 1946, RETAILED BY CARTIER NEW YORK IN 1950
PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMELY FINE, HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND THE FIRST 18K GOLD TWO CROWN WORLD-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH 24 HOURS INDICATION AND FIRST TIME SEEN WAVED GUILLOCHE GOLD DIAL
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 2523, MOVEMENT NO. 720'300, CASE NO. 305'699, MANUFACTURED IN 1953
Patek Philippe. An exceptionally important, possibly unique and previously unknown 18K gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, moon phases, black luminous military-style dial, luminous Alpha hands, engraved case back, formerly the property of His Majesty, King of Kings, Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2497, MOVEMENT NO. 888'058, CASE NO. 679'792, MANUFACTURED IN 1954
Patek Philippe. A unique and very important 18K gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and indirect sweep centre seconds
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 1526, MOVEMENT NO. 864'271, CASE NO. 652'371, MOVEMENT MANUFACTURED IN 1942, COMPLETED AND CASED IN 1948
Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine and rare 18K pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2499, MOVEMENT NO. 868'019, CASE NO. 687'772, MANUFACTURED IN 1950