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Patek Philippe Calatrava 3445 Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A 35mm Calatrava in white gold by Patek Philippe. Features a silver dial with a date aperture, a small seconds sub dial and a fixed white gold bezel. Fitted with a plexiglass, an aut...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Patek Philippe Chronograph Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in New Orleans, LA
Crafted by the iconic watchmaking firm of Patek Philippe, this Swiss chronograph pocket watch is a marvel of horological design. Housed in an 18K yellow gold open face case, the watc...
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20th Century Aesthetic Movement Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe 1566J Square Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This 1566J Patek Philippe vintage square watch features large fancy lugs and a 18K yellow gold measuring 26 x 26 mm, with 10"-200 caliber manual wind movement #950651 a...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Patek Philippe 1509J Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 1509J Calatrava watch features a 35 mm case in 18 karat yellow gold, case #637427 and a 12" 200 caliber manual winding movement, #926772. It is acc...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 592J Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 592J Calatrava watch has a 33mm round double bezel case with a 12-120 P S caliber movement, #829836 and case #620810. Multiple strap options are av...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 1589R Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 1589R Calatrava watch is jumbo size, 36 mm in diameter, with a rose dial, and sub second hand. The watch comes with a 12”’400 caliber movement, #72...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Patek Philippe 583R Gondolo Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This 583R Patek Philippe vintage watch features a two tone salmon pink dial, and new Patek alligator strap with original style 18K rose gold Patek buckle. This rare e...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

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Patek Philippe 5108G Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Patek Philippe MPN: 5108G Model: Calatrava Case Material: White Gold Case Diameter: 37mm Bezel: Fixed 18k white gold round brilliant diamond bezel Dial: White dial with diamon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Patek Philippe 1589R Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 1589R Calatrava watch is jumbo size, 36 mm in diameter, with a rose dial, and sub second hand. The watch comes with a 12”’400 caliber movement, #72...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 2494J Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This 2494J Patek Philippe Calatrava watch features a 33 mm in diameter case, with a silver white dial, and sub second hand. The watch comes with a 12"-400 caliber move...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 3468J Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 3468J Calatrava watch features a 33 mm case in 18K yellow gold. The extra thin case is only 8 mm thick. The watch fitted with a 23-300 caliber 18 J...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 1431J Square Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 1431J vintage square watch 37 x 27mm is fitted with a 10"200 caliber movement #951699. The Watch is made in 18K yellow gold with a square case with...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava 3919J Mens Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Great Neck, NY
Patek Philippe Calatrava 3919J Mens Watch. 34mm 18k yellow gold case with 18K yellow gold hobnail patterned bezel. White dial with black hands and Roman numeral hour marker. Small se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe Enameled 18K Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Solvang, CA
Antique Patek Philippe enameled 18K pocket watch, circa 1850. This 18 karat yellow gold key wind hunter case pocket watch made by Patek Philippe features enamel and engraving on both...
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Antique 1850s Pocket Watches

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18k Gold, Enamel

Patek Philippe Calatrava 3919J Men's Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Great Neck, NY
Patek Philippe Calatrava 3919J Men's Watch. 34mm 18k yellow gold case and bezel. White dial with black hands and Roman numeral hour marker. Small second sub-dial display between 5 & ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe 3998/1J Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This new addition to our collection is a Patek Philippe 3998/1J automatic 34mm Calatrava on a 18K Yellow Gold Bracelet. The watch is made of 18 Karat yellow gold, with ...
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Late 20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe Moon Phase Men's Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Patek Philippe Moon Phase 37mm Men's Watch Comes with original box and papers excellent condition circa 1997 free overnight shipping shop with confidence
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Patek Philippe 4184J Ladies Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 4184J Calatrava ladies watch features a 25mm case in 18K yellow gold. This example has a 16"-250 caliber manual wind movement #1277412 and case #274...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Patek Philippe 1432J Art Deco Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This 1432J Patek Philippe Art Deco watch features tear drop lugs and crocodile strap or with a one of your choice of color. Date & Paperwork: The watch was made in 19...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava 5120J Men's Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Great Neck, NY
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5120J Men's Watch. 35mm 18K yellow Gold case. 18K yellow Gold Stationary bezel. White dial with Black steel hands and Roman numeral hour markers. Brown Leat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe Yellow Gold Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Dallas, TX
Patek Philippe Yellow Gold Pocket Watch - Manual winding . 18K Yellow Gold Case, monogrammed. Signed Patek Philippe & Co. ( 45 mm ) with black enamel . Silver dial with Arabic raised...
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20th Century Pocket Watches

Patek Philippe Gondolo 5109R-001 Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A rose gold Gondolo by Patek Philippe. Features a rose dial with Arabic numbers and small seconds. The brown Patek leather strap comes with an original rose gold pin buckle. Fitted w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Patek Philippe 4184J Ladies Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 4184J Calatrava ladies watch features a 25mm case in 18K yellow gold. This example has a 16"-250 caliber manual wind movement #1266259 and case #273...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 2488J Manual Wind Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This 2488J vintage rectangular Patek Philippe watch features sub-seconds dial, and a choice of watch straps. In today's fashions this size if perfect for a woman or a ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 530J Jumbo Chronograph Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 530J Jumbo Chronograph watch features 18K yellow gold case measuring 36.5mm. It is fitted with a 13" caliber movement. This example is just amazin...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 4819J Ladies Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 4819J Ladies Calatrava watch features a quartz movement with a new Patek alligator strap with original 18K Yellow Gold buckle. Multiple strap opti...
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20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 2573-1J Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 2573-1J vintage Calatrava watch features a manual movement with a choice colored straps. The watch has been serviced and is in mint original condit...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe Gubelin Gold Ladies Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Vintage 18k gold Patek Philippe for Gubelin lady's watch. Case measures 20mm x 18mm, with gold ribbed dial, signed by Patek Philippe and Gubelin. Bracelet is 6" long, clasp bears PP ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe 3491/3G Ladies Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 3491/3G ladies watch features a 26 x 26 mm case with textured white gold bracelet and blue dial. A 175 caliber extra thin movement #1161371 and cas...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe Elipse Onyx Dial 3634 Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A yellow gold Elipse, 33mm by Patek Philippe. Featuring a distinctive black onyx dial with a fixed yellow gold bezel and a crown set with a single cabochon. Fitted with a self-windin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava Officer 5022R Mens Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Great Neck, NY
Patek Philippe Calatrava Officer 5022R Mens Watch
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe Five-Minute Repeater Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in New Orleans, LA
This handsome gold pocket watch by Patek Philippe is an exemplary specimen of superior Swiss workmanship. 18K yellow gold encases the timepiece, which tells the time on a white ename...
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20th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe 18kt Gold Men's Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Braintree, GB
Patek Philippe Manual Winding Porcelain Dial 18kt gold watch. Comes with certificate and Patek Philippe travel pouch. Date of Purchase on Certificate: 2001 Movement: Manual Winding...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold

Patek Philippe Square Rose Gold 1574 Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A 26mm Square wristwatch crafted in rose gold by Patek Philippe. Features a white dial with applied arabic numerlas 12,3,9, a small seconds subdial and a fixed rose gold bezel. Fitte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Patek Philippe 1940s Gents Mechanical Wrist Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1940s Patek Philippe Wrist watch, 40 X 24 M.M. 2 Piece 18K yellow Gold case. 18 Jewel Mechanical, Manual wind nickle lever movement. Patek Philippe Logo crown, Silver Satin dia...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 2443J Rectangular Watch, Circa 1953
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: Patek Philippe 2443J rectangular shaped watch measuring 40 x 26 mm, and made in 18K yellow gold. The watch is fitted with 9"-90 caliber 18-Jewel movement #975106 case...
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe 14K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Dallas, TX
Patek Philippe 14K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch - Manual winding. 14K Yellow gold hunter case (50 mm ). White enamel dial with Roman numerals; subdial at 6 o'clock. Pre-owned with custom...
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20th Century Pocket Watches

Vintage Patek Philippe Diamond Platinum Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Holland, PA
Platinum diamond vintage pocket watch by Patek Philippe. Works great, fully functional. Serial number 75738 dates this pocket watch to circa 1885. Details: Case Size: 41mm (14s) Weig...
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Antique 19th Century Pocket Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Patek Philippe Classic 3537 Mechanical Wrist Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1960s Patek Philippe Reference 3537 Wrist Watch, 33 M.M. 3 Piece 18k Yellow Gold case, 7 M.M. thick. 18 Jewel caliber 23-300 Mechanical, manual wind movement. Beautiful mint si...
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Vintage 1960s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 2551J Calatrava Watch, circa 1957
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 2551J "Disco Volante" automatic Calatrava is made in 18K yellow gold. The watch measures 36mm in diameter, powered with an 12-600 caliber automatic ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 2551J Calatrava Watch, circa 1955
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 2551J "Disco Volante" automatic Calatrava is made in 18K yellow gold. The watch measures 36mm in diameter, powered with an 12-600 caliber automatic ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 3448J Automatic Perpetual Calendar Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 3448J Perpetual Calendar watch features an automatic movement with perpetual calendar, day, month, date, moon phase. New Patek alligator strap with ...
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20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe Yellow Gold Vintage Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1920s Patek Philippe Pocket Watch, 45 M.M. X 9 M.M. thick 18K Yellow Gold 3 piece hinged case with Gold inside Dust cover. 18 Jewel mechanical, Manual wind nickle lever movemen...
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Vintage 1920s Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe Nautilus Watch 7011/1G-001
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A one time owner 32mm Nautilus in white gold by Patek Philippe. Featuring a silver dial with a date display at 3 o'clock. The bracelet comes equipped with a concealed double deployan...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Patek Philippe 2457J Calatrava Watch Circa 1957
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This 2457J vintage Patek Philippe watch is made in 18K yellow gold features a 27 SC sweep second hand movement and new crocodile strap. The dial is original and in mint...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe 3419A Stainless Steel Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 3419A vintage Calatrava watch has a Amagnetic 27 AM 400 caliber movement #731626. The watch is fitted with a brown Alligator strap, which can be ex...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe 1530A Rectangular Watch, circa 1948
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 1530A Vintage rectangular stainless steel watch with fancy tear drop lugs, circa 1948. The case is made of Stainless Steel and measures 36 x 24 mm w...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe Nautilus Gray Men's Watch - 5711G-001
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Patek Philippe Nautilus Gray Men's Watch - 5711G-001 excellent condition!! incredible watch wire only VIP delivery service included shop with confidence
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2010s Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe Twenty4 Diamond Set 4910/20 Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A stunning ladies Twenty~4 wristwatch in 18k white gold, 25mm, by Patek Philippe. Featuring a silver dial set with 10 round brilliant diamonds and roman numerals VI and XII. Complime...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Patek Philippe Aquanaut 18K Yellow Gold Watch 4960 J
By Patek Philippe
Located in Dallas, TX
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 18K Yellow Gold Watch 4960 J - Quartz. 18K Yellow gold ( 30 mm ). Black dial with Arabic numerals. White rubber strap band with 18k yellow gold Patek Philipp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe Calatrava Perpetual Calendar Watch 5140G-001
By Patek Philippe
Located in Southampton, PA
An attractive timepiece with a clever design, the Patek Philippe Calatrava Perpetual 5140G-001 is guaranteed to catch eyes. The watch has a 37.2 mm case fashioned in 18-carat white ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava 3919J Mens Watch Box Papers
By Patek Philippe
Located in Great Neck, NY
Patek Philippe Calatrava 3919J Mens Watch. 34mm 18K yellow gold case with 18K yellow gold hobnail patterned bezel. White dial with black hands and Roman numeral hour marker. Small se...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119G Mens Watch with Papers
By Patek Philippe
Located in Great Neck, NY
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119G-001 Mens Watch. 36mm 18K white gold case. 18K white gold hobnail patterned bezel. White dial with black hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. Sma...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119G Mens Watch With Papers
By Patek Philippe
Located in Great Neck, NY
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119G-001 Mens Watch. 36mm 18K white gold case. 18K white gold hobnail patterned bezel. White dial with black hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. Sma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe 130J Vintage Chronograph Watch, Circa 1940
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: Patek Philippe 130J Vintage Chronograph is made in 18K yellow gold, and measures 33.5 mm. The watch was made in 1940, and is fitted with a 13"' caliber manual wind ...
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Vintage 1940s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Ladies Patek Philippe Stainless Steel and Diamond Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Pre-owned Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. Fixed stainless steel bezel set with 34 diamonds. White dial with luminous silver-tone hands and diamond hour markers....
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe 5107J Automatic Calatrava Watch, circa 2003
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: Patek Philippe 5107J 37mm Automatic Calatrava watch, made in 18K Yellow gold with 315 SC caliber movement #3252717, Case #4233479. The watch is accompanied with an Pat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119R Rose Gold Mens Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Great Neck, NY
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119R Rose Gold Mens Watch
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Patek Philippe 544A Stainless Steel Hooded Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: Patek Philippe 544A Vintage stainless steel Calatrava. Circa 1940, The watch is made with hooded lugs and measures 34 x 37mm in diameter and fitted with a 12-120 PS cal...
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Early 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe 2424J Jumbo Square "Flame" Lugs Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 2424J vintage Over Size Watch has an 18K Yellow Gold oversized 44 x 30 mm square case with "Flame" Lugs. With 10"' 200 caliber movement, #662756 an...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

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Philippe Patek Watch For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact philippe patek watch you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold — can elevate any look. Our collection of these items for sale includes 1976 vintage editions and 904 modern creations to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect philippe patek watch among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 19th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. For this particular accessory, there are many different carat weights to choose from, but .5 Carat and 1 Carat versions are of considerable interest. A philippe patek watch of any era or style can lend versatility to your look, but a version featuring Diamond, from our inventory of 215, is particularly popular. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also baguette cut and brilliant cut versions for sale. When shopping for a philippe patek watch, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or women today than there are for men.

How Much is a Philippe Patek Watch?

On average, a philippe patek watch at 1stDibs sells for $15,301, while they’re typically $850 on the low end and $813,993 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Patek Philippe Biography and Important Works

It shouldn’t be surprising that a Patek Philippe holds the world auction record for a watch ($31.2 million for a Patek Grandmaster Chime, sold at Christie’s). Known for impeccable craftsmanship and some of the most complicated timepieces ever created, the brand is considered by many to be the height of fine watchmaking. Collectors simply love Patek Philippe watches.

The house was founded in Geneva in 1839 by Polish expats Antoni Patek and Franciszek Czapek. Czapek left the firm, and in 1845, Patek partnered with French watchmaker Jean Adrien Philippe. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Catering to the glitterati of Europe, the pair counted among their clients Tolstoy, Pope Pius IX and Queen Victoria, as well as Countess Koscowicz of Hungary, for whom they created the first Swiss-made wristwatch in 1868. They also had their eye on the American market and in 1851 entered an arrangement with Tiffany & Co. still in effect today.

During the Great Depression, brothers Jean and Charles Stern, who had previously supplied Patek Philippe with watch dials, bought the company, and it continues to be run by the Stern family today.

Under the Sterns, the house has developed some of its most famous models, including the Calatrava, an elegantly minimal dress watch introduced in 1932 and named for the Calatrava Cross (the company’s logo since 1887), and the Nautilus, the brand’s first sports watch, conceived by legendary designer Gérald Genta in 1976.

Despite the house’s longevity, it’s rumored that it has manufactured fewer than a million Patek watches, making each one all the more coveted. (The brand's pieces are understandably attractive to counterfeiters — make sure you know how to spot a fake Patek Philippe watch.)

Find authentic Patek Philippe watches, cufflinks, bracelets and more on 1stDibs today.

Finding the Right Wrist Watches for You

Antique, new and vintage wristwatches have captured the hearts and minds of all manner of watch collectors as well as the watchmakers themselves — it's time you found your own.

Certain vintage watches for men and iconic watch designs for women are sought after not only because of their graceful proportions or innovative materials but also because of the illustrious histories of the houses that created them, histories that they stylishly embody.

Bvlgari’s legendary Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional wristwatches.

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing contemporary fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, both casual fans and careful collectors are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist.

In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, wristwatches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner. Designer Gérald Genta, whose range of clients included Rolex, created for Audemars Piguet the first luxury sports timepiece to be made from stainless steel. First introduced in 1972, the Royal Oak was a perfect choice for blending the form and function that are now synonymous with sports watches.

Are you shopping for a wristwatch? It’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors.

Find antique, new and vintage wristwatches on 1stDibs.