Patek Philippe

A timepiece whose precision is matched only by its beauty, a Patek Philippe World Time wristwatch from 1949 will highlight Sotheby’s Important Watches auction in New York City on June 8. The very...
To most people, complication implies a difficulty. In the world of mechanical watchmaking, however, the word connotes something far richer: A timepiece complication is any function that does more...
Baselworld, the weeklong luxury-watch fair that concluded March 24 in Basel, Switzerland, saw a dip in attendance this year. But what the show lacked in crowds it made up for with a modest but...
Happy February 29. Glued to the Gregorian calendar as we are, today is that extra date that falls every four years to make up for the fact that the earth’s orbit of the sun does not perfectly match...
In early December, the Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet welcomed clients, press, and celebrity friends of the brand to a “winter wonderland” at its new boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills —...
Watchmaking is a de facto preserve for global handicrafts.
Ingenuity and dexterity mark the evolution of Patek Philippe’s split-seconds chronographs. “The difficulty in building split-seconds chronographs is right here,” says David Bonilla, Patek Philippe’s...
The first themed Christie’s Watch auction in the U.S. and the first dedicated to the Speedmaster.
The two back-to-back auctions will offer hundreds of unique designs.
On June 10, Sotheby’s New York will bring an impressive selection of timepieces to the auction block in for its Important Watches Including the Titanium Collection sale.
The new Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph is the first watch in the company’s 38-year-old Nautilus collection to include both GMT and chronograph functionality.
The career of Sandrine Stern, design director at Patek Philippe , spans a period when the traditional Geneva manufacturer transformed itself into a viable, if not enviable, maker of women’s watches...
Harkening back to days when leading Swiss brands would often produce watches in conjunction with major retailers, Patek Philippe is celebrating its unusually long association with Tiffany & Co...
Michael Safdie’s noteworthy collection of rare Patek Philippe timepieces began with a dream for just one watch—the Golden Ellipse. With its elliptical shape, blue sunburst dial, and gold applied hour...
You need not be a serious, well-informed watch collector to know that Patek Philippe reigns supreme as the producer most serious collectors pursue. Even in the world of collectible pocket watches—a...
At Michael Ashton ’s namesake gallery in Manhattan ( www.michaelashtonwatches.com ), the watches and jewelry on display represent only a fraction of what the boutique’s proprietor can provide...
Unlike so many of Patek Philippe’s men’s watches, the brand’s latest series of women’s complicated timepieces will spend more time on their owners’ wrists than in their safes—or at least they should...
With the Patek Philippe 5170 Chro­nograph (212.218.1240, www.patek.com ) ,the company has significantly upgraded the lateral-clutch chronograph, a design that has been valued for its beauty and...
The Patek Philippe Calatrava 5196 was originally launched in 1932. Although the style has remained the same, the modern updates include a larger case size and a yellow-gold dial. Inside Information:...
Originally launched in 2005, this model features a few upgrades, most notably the new dial variation and mechanical self-winding movement now showing the date. The timepiece, which comes with a hand-...
The 5207 Grand Complication features the base movement from the firm’s 3939 minute repeater/tourbillon, but the perpetual-calendar module is a completely new development that makes two improvements...
Patek Philippe's 6104 presents the sidereal time display originally created for the company's ultra-complicated Sky Moon Tourbillon. The star chart depicts the night sky above Geneva as it wheels...
Patek Philippe's long-awaited in-house lateral clutch chronograph movement is finally made available inside a man's watch. With sweeping bridges, levers, and reset hammers, this piece epitomizes the...

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