Patek Philippe

Long a leader in live watch auction sales, Christie’s also offers collectors the chance to engage in private sales of treasured timepieces with the simplicity of online shopping through Christies...
Patek Philippe’s latest travel watch is a study in adjustment. With its sleek Calatrava-style case, the latest World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930 from Patek Philippe ($73,700, patek.com ) is hands down...
In the early 1980s, as Switzerland confronted the threat of modern quartz technology, adventurous collectors discovered the allure of vintage timepieces. Old Patek Philippe wristwatches were...
Christie’s closed out a year that saw uncertainty in both the retail and vintage watch markets with a resounding bang, bringing in more than $8.5 million dollars at its Rare Watches Including...
In the horological world, the name Patek Philippe has become synonymous with the type of high-quality craftsmanship yearned for by watch collectors around the world. On December 14, timepiece...
Christie’s New York will proudly conclude the international fall watch season with IMPORTANT WATCHES, INCLUDING NAUTILUS 40 PART IV , on Tuesday December 6, 2016. Fresh-to-market watches, presented...
Amid global currency swings, geopolitical issues in Europe and the Middle East, and China’s clampdown on luxury gift giving, retail sales of high-end timepieces are taking a hit. The secondary watch...
On December 5, 1766, James Christie held his first auction in London. Two hundred and fifty years later, the house he founded is helping to celebrate that extraordinary milestone with a trio of watch...
A Patek Philippe Reference 1518 just made horologic history when it fetched more than $11.1 million at the Geneva Watch Auction: Four presented by Phillips in association with Bacs and Russo on...
Paul Boutros has been fascinated by timepieces ever since he laid eyes on an IWC Portofino at age 10 (“Love at first sight,” he says). The head of the Americas for Phillips Watches and a specialist...
Patek Philippe and Robb Report presented a live webcast showcasing 12 premier minute-repeater timepieces on August 30, watch collectors and cognoscenti from around the world had a virtual front-row...
This year’s cold-weather styles are here. We’ve carefully dug through the trends, selected our favorites for their handcraftsmanship and artisanal attention to detail, and paired them together for...
On August 30, connoisseurs of haute horology will be able to view several of the world’s finest examples of the craft as Patek Philippe and Robb Report collaborate on a live webcast presentation of...
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...

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