Patek Philippe

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

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. A UNIQUE, EXCEPTIONAL AND HISTORICALLY HIGHLY IMPORTANT 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUA L CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH ENGLISH CALENDAR, LEAP YEAR INDICATION AND “NO MOON”

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 exceptional 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases

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

PATEK PHILIPPE. A UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT 18K GOLD MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH

REF. 2419, MANUFACTURED IN 1946, RETAILED BY CARTIER NEW YORK IN 1950

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

Patek Philippe. An exceptionally rare and highly important 18K pink gold two crown world time wristwatch with 24 hour indication and blue enamel dial

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, RETAILED BY GOBBI, MILAN, REF. 2523, MOVEMENT NO. 722'715, CASE NO. 306'216, MANUFACTURED IN 1953

Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine and rare 18K pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2499 FIRST SERIES, MOVEMENT NO. 868'249, CASE NO. 665'025, MANUFACTURED IN 1951

Patek Philippe. An extraordinarily fine and rare 18K pink gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, original certificate and box

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, RETAILED BY FRECCERO, REF. 3448, MOVEMENT NO. 1'119'084, CASE NO. 313'784, MANUFACTURED IN 1968

Patek Philippe. An exceptionally rare and highly important 18K gold two crown world time wristwatch with 24 hours indication and blue enamel dial

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2523, MOVEMENT NO. 722'704, CASE NO. 306'209, MANUFACTURED IN 1953

PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMELY FINE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT 18K GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, RETAILED BY CARTIER

SIGNED PATEK, PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, ADDITIONALLY SIGNED CARTIER, REF. 1518, MOVEMENT NO. 863’669, CASE NO. 638’780, CARTIER NO. 17544, MANUFACTURED IN 1945

Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and rare platinum chronograph wristwatch

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, REF. 1579, MOVEMENT NO. 863'875, CASE NO. 645'564, MANUFACTURED IN 1946

Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine, rare and important 18K pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2499, MOVEMENT NO. 868'226, CASE NO. 696'524, MOVEMENT MANUFACTURED IN 1951, WATCH ENCASED IN 1957

Patek Philippe. An extremely rare and very fine 18K white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, phases of the moon and bracelet

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2497, MOVEMENT NO. 888'015, CASE NO. 679'800, MANUFACTURED IN 1953

Patek Philippe. An extremely rare, attractive and important platinum chronograph wristwatch, one of three platinum examples ever made of this reference

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, REF. 1579, MOVEMENT NO. 867'005, CASE NO. 645'566, MANUFACTURED IN 1946

Patek Philippe. An extremely rare, attractive and very important 18K gold manually-wound perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3449, MOVEMENT NO. 799'000, CASE NO. 311'261, MANUFACTURED IN 1961

Patek Philippe. An extremely rare and very important 18K gold split seconds chronograph wristwatch with luminous Breguet numerals dial and screw back

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 1563, MOVEMENT NO. 867'196, CASE NO. 657'132, MANUFACTURED IN 1947

PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT 18K PINK GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND TACHYMETER DIAL

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, RETAILED BY SERPICO Y LAINO, CARACAS, REF. 1518, MOVEMENT NO. 868'234, CASE NO. 674'146, MANUFACTURED IN 1951