Founded in 1851 as a partnership between Polish watchmaker Antoni Patek and French horologist Adrien Philippe, Patek Philippe has established itself as the most prestigious brand of luxury mechanical watches in the world, owned by notable individuals such as Pope Pius IX, Queen Victoria, Victor Emanuel III of Italy, and Christian IX of Denmark.
Patek Philippe is credited with inventing and pioneering many of the most sophisticated complications to have ever been included in fine timepieces, such as the perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph, and the minute repeater.
In the 1970’s, Patek Philippe released the now iconic Nautilus line in order to offer an exclusive sport watch which was crafted with the same quality and precision as the rest of the brand’s flagship models. The Nautilus has since evolved to become one of the most highly coveted and collected sports watches in history.
In addition to a modern range of popular Nautilus models, Patek Philippe also produces the Calatrava, the World Time, the Aquanaut, the inimitable Grand Complication models, and a variety of fine timepieces for ladies.