Patek Philippe

A very cool little read about some key dates and times in the history of the development of the Wristwatch from the first wristwatch created in 1868 until the present. Was just emailed this by Borro, and its a short read, but very interesting. Shows how some of the brands we see today such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier and even Swatch contributed to the evolution of the Wristwatch as we know it today:


Patek launched a new Watchmaking and Restoration facility in Le Brassus on December 9th, 2010 to consolidate its watchmaking activities. This brings Patek Philippe closer to the watchmaking centre of Vallée de Joux.

Patek continues to reinforce its committment to fine Swiss watchmaking and invest more money into mainting and solidifying their presence as one of Swiss Horology’s most prestigious brands.

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The Patek Philippe Caliber 89 is going on sale on Antiquorum. This unique watch only has 4 peices in existence: One in white gold, one in yellow gold, one in a rose gold, and one in platinum. There are 33 different complications on this watch… Patek Philippe Caliber 89, stuff that dreams are made of. Hit up Antiquorum if you have the scratch 😉 Estimated 4,500,000 to 5,500,000 Swiss Francs selling price. Auction is Novemenber 14-15th, 2009.

More info on the Patek Caliber 89

Beautiful Patek Philippe Rose Gold Annual Calendar with Moonphase, ref 5396R. This is a absolutely stunning watch, completely hand made and finished in the legendary workshops of Patek Philippe. 38mm watch with a exhibition caseback showing off the intricately decorated Patek Philippe movement.

I helped me uncle purchase this watch for his collection, and now have been wanting to get myself a Patek. Not sure which model yet, though. Perhaps a Nautilus. At any rate, this is a beautiful watch. I got to convert this video to a higher quality so when I uploaded it, it has a high quality version as well if you are on the youtube site.

This is a VERY cool promotional video by Patek Philippe showing their manufacturing process, perhaps illustrating a day (or month) in the life of Patek Philippe. One of the most well done videos I have ever seen made by a company showing the process. Not to mention that a Patek is probably one of the most carefully handmade watches that you can buy. Not really my cup of tea as I prefer A Lange, AP or Breguet when it comes to visual appeal for that kind of money, but I appreciate the craftmanship and the history of the brand.

Check out the video, it is outstanding. Probably the best quality control in the industry.