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Patek Philippe

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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.)

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Average Sold Price
$24,839
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Iconic Designs from Patek Philippe
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Calatrava
Calatrava
Nautilus
Nautilus
Gondolo
Gondolo
Golden Ellipse
Golden Ellipse
Patek Philippe Calatrava 33mm 18k Gold White Dial Mens Quartz Watch 3744J
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Pre-owned Patek Philippe Calatrava 33mm 18k Gold White Dial Men's Quartz Watch 3744J. Watch Dial have Rust on the center Pinion and some Discoloration on the hands. The Watch is pow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

18 Karat Yellow Gold Calatrava Cufflinks by Patek Philippe
By Patek Philippe
Located in Zurich, CH
A fine and elegant pair of 18 karat yellow gold Calatrava whale back cufflinks by prestigious Swiss brand Patek Philippe. The front centering on brushed yellow gold, these cufflinks ...
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1990s Modern Patek Philippe

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava Vintage Cufflinks 18K Yellow Gold Unworn
By Patek Philippe
Located in Geneva, CH
Patek Philippe Calatrava Vintage Cufflinks Unworn 18K Yellow Gold Blue Enamel Calatrava Weight 26.5 grams Vintage unworn Comes with original box From 1980
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1980s Modern Vintage Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava Diamond Bezel 4897R-001
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A stunning ladies Calatrava in 18k rose gold, 33mm by Patek Philippe. Featuring a distinctive brown guilloche dial with a fixed rose gold bezel set with 72 round brilliant diamonds w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava Ring White Gold 18 Karat and Diamond
By Patek Philippe
Located in Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana
Iconic ring Patek Philippe Calatrava model made in white gold 18 Karat weight 13.90 grams, with 48 diamonds brilliant cut weight 0.36 carats. Engraving outside Patek Phillipe and ins...
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2010s Modern Patek Philippe

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava 18 Karat Classic Collectable Cufflinks
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
These Calatrava Patek Philippe cufflinks were crafted in 18K yellow gold. Featuring a hobnail bezel, this 1990s pair of cufflinks sport a clean and finished look. Selling on oth...
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Early 2000s Modern Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe Collectable Calatrava 18 Karat Men's Cufflinks
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
Patek Philippe calatrava Cross 18.5mm cufflinks crafted in 18K white gold. Calatrava Cross Decoration , guilloched outer ring . These cufflinks feature a double hobnail bezel. ...
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1990s Modern Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe Stainless Steel & 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ladies Nautilus
By Patek Philippe
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: quartz Function: hours, minutes, date Case: 27mm stainless steel & 18K yellow gold case, factory diamond bezel, sapphire crystal, push pull crown Band: stainless steel & 1...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

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Patek Philippe Sellers

SwissWatchExpo, Inc.
4.9
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Gray and Sons Jewelers
4.8
DeMesy Fine Watches & Jewelry
4.7
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4.8
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Pocket Watch
Pocket Watch
Average Price
$14,954
Number Available
8
Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
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Aquanaut
Aquanaut
Average Price
$144,587
Number Available
4
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By Patek Philippe
Styles
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Complications
Complications
Average Price
$132,298
Number Available
4
Complications
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Styles
Contemporary, Modern
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Grand Complications
Grand Complications
Average Price
$214,375
Number Available
3
Grand Complications
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Patek Philippe jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

Patek Philippe Jewelry & Watches available on 1stDibs. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Patek Philippe jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Patek Philippe diamond jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, from our inventory of 60. This collection contains 531 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Modern and Art Deco are among the most popular styles of Patek Philippe watches and jewelry available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. Many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Chopard, Audemars Piguet and Breitling if you are looking for additional options. Patek Philippe jewelry & watches can vary in price depending on gemstone, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $242 and tops out at $375,000, while pieces like these can sell for $17,052.
Questions About Patek Philippe
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Antoine Norbert de Patek has made his mark as a Swiss watchmaker for over 500 years. He was born in Poland and fought during the Polish-Russian war at just 16 years old, but he would create one of their most prestigious timepieces, Patek Philippe. On 1stDibs, find authentic Patek Philippe pieces.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, all Patek Philippe watches have serial numbers. Luxury watches will often have a serial number to help with authentication. Patek Philippe serial numbers are engraved on the case back. Consult the brand’s website for more information on finding the date of manufacture on your watch. On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage and contemporary Patek Philippe watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Patek Philippe watches hold their value very well due to their immense popularity among collectors. Patek Philippe is one of the world's premier watchmakers with over 150 years of experience. On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage and contemporary Patek Philippe watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Wearing a Patek Philippe luxury wristwatch is an excellent status symbol for any aspiring celebrity or businessperson. In 1851, the Queen of England sported a Patek Philippe watch, and it increased its popularity among wealthy, high-profile people. You'll find a collection of authentic Patek Philippe watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To set the time on a Patek Philippe watch, unscrew the crown and wind it clockwise. Other functions will depend on the exact model you have and its complexity. For information on specific models, consult the brand’s website. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of vintage and modern Patek Philippe watches from some of the world’s top sellers.

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