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Founded in Switzerland in 1839, Patek Philippe is one of the oldest continuously-operating watchmakers in history. As they approach two centuries in business, the firm has become known its finely-engineered movements, many of which contain multiple complications. The prestige that comes with wearing a Patek Philippe watch is undeniable, so if you’re the type who dresses to impress, a fine men’s or ladies timepiece from this venerable firm’s collections is an absolute must-have. While many watchmakers count celebrities among their fans, the patrons who have been seen with a Patek Philippe watch are truly the best and brightest, including Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II, Albert Einstein, and even Pablo Picasso. If you wish to share something in common with these luminaries, a Patek Philippe watch will make a fine addition to your collection.
A Patek Philippe watch looks equally good in men’s or women’s styles, so you’ll want to take a look at their full range to understand the amount of engineering and aesthetic consideration that goes into each one. The Patek Philippe Aquanaut, for example, features the firm’s signature “squared circle” bezel, is waterproof to 120 meters, and comes in a variety of colors and materials to suit both men’s and women’s tastes. Try a simple, time-only piece in stainless steel with a black rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet, or dial-up your clout by selecting a model with diamonds set in the bezel. Or if you’d like to stray from that pure sports watch look, try a Patek Philippe Nautilus, which features a thinner signature bezel that comes in a variety of materials and can be found with diamonds on the bezel, on the dial, and on the bracelet.
Of course, a Patek Philippe watch is known just as much for its fine engineering as it is for its stunning good looks. If a complex mechanism gets your gears moving, you’ll want to check out the many Patek Philippe watch models featuring multiple complications like dual time, perpetual calendar, and even the ultra-prestigious Patek Philippe Tourbillon movement that can be seen in the firm’s swan song, the Patek Philippe Grand Complications Minute Repeater Tourbillon in white gold on blue leather.
There’s no doubt that wearing a men’s or ladies luxury timepiece from Patek Philippe grants you entrance into an elite club but it’s important to remember that there is a multitude of fine watches out there for you to enjoy. At AUTHENTICK, we stock all the latest men’s and women’s designs from the best watchmakers in the world including Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Rolex, Cartier, and more. Our knowledgeable staff will help you sort through the staggering number of models available so you can find the one that’s best for your personal style and budget.
Get in touch with AUTHENTICK today for all your luxury watch needs, whether you want to buy, sell, trade, or repair an old watch. We’re Center City Philadelphia’s full-service luxury watch store; that’s why our clients come to us from all around the world. The luxury watch of your dreams is right here waiting for you – don’t let it slip away!
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.