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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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Patek Philippe Nautilus
Patek Philippe Nautilus
Patek Philippe Calatrava
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Patek Philippe Gondolo
Patek Philippe Gondolo
Patek Philippe Aquanaut
Patek Philippe Aquanaut
Extremely Rare Patek Philippe 14K Rose Gold Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Dallas, TX
Extremely Rare Patek Philippe 14K Rose Gold Pocket Watch - Manual winding. 14K Rose Gold Case ( 46 mm ). Silver "fantasie" dial with painted Arabic hour markers. Date of manufacture ...
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19th Century Swiss Antique Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Complications 5396G Annual Calendar Mens Watch Box Papers
By Patek Philippe
Located in Great Neck, NY
Patek Philippe Complications 5396G-011 Mens Watch. 38.5mm 18K white gold case and 18K white gold bezel. Silver dial with luminous white gold hands and white gold index hour markers. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Twenty-4 4914G Women's Watch in White Gold
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Patek Philippe Twenty-4 4914G Women's Watch in White Gold SKU: 125006 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Patek Philippe Model: Twenty-4 Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement Type: Quartz: B...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Patek Philippe

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White Gold

Patek Philippe Gold Wristwatch Dated 1951
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
An elegant, fine and rare vintage wristwatch by Patek Philippe made in 1951. The 18 carat rectangular shaped case in yellow gold with unusual overlaid, inverse, tapered lugs. Jewel...
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1950s Swiss Vintage Patek Philippe

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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  • Patek Philippe Gold Wristwatch Dated 1951
  • Patek Philippe Gold Wristwatch Dated 1951
  • Patek Philippe Gold Wristwatch Dated 1951
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H 1.58 in. W 1.03 in.
Patek Calatrava 5227R-001 Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A rose gold 39mm Calatrava by Patek Philippe. Featuring an Ivory lacquered dial with applied hour markers and a rose gold bezel. This timepiece is presented on a generic brown leath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Patek Philippe

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

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  • Patek Calatrava 5227R-001 Watch
  • Patek Calatrava 5227R-001 Watch
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Dm 1.54 in.
Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k Gold Cufflinks
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Very handsome 18K yellow gold cufflinks from the "Calatrava" collection by Patek Philippe. These have the same workmanship around the edge as the Calatrava series watches, commonly k...
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Late 20th Century Patek Philippe

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Agate, 18k Gold

  • Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k Gold Cufflinks
  • Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k Gold Cufflinks
  • Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k Gold Cufflinks
  • Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k Gold Cufflinks
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Dm .75 in. L .88 in.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712R-001
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A rose gold Nautilus by Patek Philippe. Featuring a horizontally embossed black brown dial with small seconds, a power reserve indicator and the date with a display of the moon phase...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Patek Philippe

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

Patek Philippe Gondolo Gemma N 18k White Gold with Diamond Paved Case
By Patek Philippe
Located in Surfside, FL
Elegant Patek Philippe Gondolo Gemma in 18k white gold diamond case and lugs on a leather strap with Patek Philippe 18k tang buckle. Quartz. With papers. 37 mm x 22 mm case size. Ref...
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2010s Patek Philippe

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White Gold

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Patek Philippe Nautilus
Patek Philippe Nautilus
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$186,230
Number Available
58
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Patek Philippe Calatrava
Patek Philippe Calatrava
Average Price
$30,167
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45
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Patek Philippe Gondolo
Patek Philippe Gondolo
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$17,852
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22
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut
Patek Philippe Aquanaut
Average Price
$120,601
Number Available
18
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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
    The time it takes to make a Patek Philippe watch varies based on the model, the assembly of pieces and the sourcing of materials. It’s generally believed that the time varies depending on the complexity of the watch — reportedly, it takes up to nine months for the brand to create one of its more basic models, while a more complicated timepiece will yield a production time of at least two years. Find a collection of vintage and contemporary Patek Philippe watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Patek Philippe watch can last anywhere from four to eight years, depending on the complexity of the movement of the watch. But as long as the watch is serviced and properly cared for, any luxury watch will last a lifetime. On 1stDibs, find vintage and modern Patek Philippe pieces.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Patek Philippe generally doesn't have any non-Swiss parts. The brand produces all of its movements, dials and other components in their own factories located in Switzerland. Producing all of the parts in-house helps the brand maintain an exceptional level of quality. You'll find a large collection of expertly vetted Patek Philippe watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Patek Philippe does have women's watches available for sale. The brand's signature Nautilus timepiece comes in a slimmer silhouette intended for women. In addition, the brand offers the Twenty~4 Automatic collection exclusively for women. These watches are available in stainless steel and rose gold. Most models feature genuine diamond accents. Shop a range of Patek Philippe women's watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Patek Philippe has a website. Its address is www.patek.com. The website allows you to browse all current Patek Philippe watch models and learn about their features. It also provides information about the brand's history, technologies and manufacturing techniques. To buy a Patek Philippe watch online, shop an authorized retailer's site or a reputable online platform like 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Patek Philippe does not use ETA movements in its new watches. However, the brand once did. Early models used movements made by the watch company Lemania. The company that manufactures ETA movements, ETA SA, formed in the late 1970s when Lemania merged with Valjoux, Peseux and other Swiss movement manufacturers. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Patek Philippe watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Patek Philippe makes stainless steel watches. The Nautilus, Calatrava, Complications and Aquanaut collections all feature stainless steel models, as does the women's Twenty~4 Automatic collection. Depending on the line, you may have your choice of a stainless steel watch with a leather band or metal bracelet. Find a collection of Patek Philippine stainless steel watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To set a Patek Philippe watch, pull the crown out to its farthest setting when the second hand hits the 12:00 mark. The second hand will stop, and you can set the time by turning the crown until the watch shows the right time. Then, push the crown back in, and the watch is set. On 1stDibs, find vintage and modern Patek Philippe from top sellers worldwide.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Most Patek Philippe Geneve watches are similar in their adjustments. Turn the crown clockwise to wind the watch once per day, and use the small push buttons on the side of the case to set other parameters like month and day. On some less complicated models, everything is adjusted by unscrewing the crown and putting it in different positions. Consult the brand’s website for more specific setting instructions. On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage and contemporary Patek Philippe watches from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To set a Patek Philippe perpetual calendar, always turn the crown clockwise. Set the different functions by using the push buttons on the outside of the case, using a toothpick or other tool that won’t scratch or damage the watch. For specific setting and adjustment instructions, consult the brand’s website. On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage and contemporary Patek Philippe watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Some of the less expensive Patek Philippe watches are priced between $19,000 and $30,000 USD. Within this price range, buyers can choose from Calatrava, Nautilus and Aquanaut. There are plenty of Patek Philippe watches to choose from on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The best Patek Philippe watch is ultimately a matter of opinion. Since its founding in 1839, demand has soared for the wide range of sophisticated timepieces that the legendary watchmaker has brought into the world. Whether you gravitate toward the Calatrava, the Nautilus or another model, Patek Philippe has crafted many different watches that offer various levels of complexity and design. Shop a large collection of vintage and contemporary Patek Philippe watches to suit any taste on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The proper way to adjust a Patek Philippe moon phase watch depends on the model. Each watch with a moon phase dial comes with instructions to guide you through the process. A calculator tool on the Patek Philippe website shows you how to position the dial to begin accurately tracking the phases of the moon. To use it, simply enter the current month, day and year and press the "calculate" button. Shop a range of Patek Philippe moon phase watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    All Patek Philippe watches have serial numbers engraved on the case’s back. Luxury watches will always have a serial number to help with authentication, and Patek Philippe is no exception. 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 from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To manually wind your Patek Philippe watch, locate the crown and rotate it clockwise 30 to 40 times. Stop as soon as you feel resistance to avoid overwinding — this is important, as overwinding can potentially damage your watch. Find an assortment of vintage manual Patek Philippe watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To see if your Patek Philippe watch is authentic, check the lugs near the 6 o’clock mark, and if you don’t see a small diamond between them, it’s probably a fake. The crown of the watch should be perfectly etched, and the screws should not appear blue at all. A real Philippe watch will have a certificate of authenticity. Find a collection of expertly vetted Patek Philippe pieces from some of the world’s top reputable boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes. Patek Philippe watches are waterproof — some more than others. In 1979, Patek Philippe devised a watch that was fully waterproof down to 120 meters, which was astonishing for the times. However, Patek Philippe dress watches aren’t designed to be in water regularly, but two of its sport watches, the Aquanaut and the Nautilus, are designed for wearing in the water, and they’re water-resistant down to 120 meters. Shop a collection of vintage and new Patek Philippe pieces from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, the silver dials on Patek Philippe watches usually aren't solid silver. The brand produces them out of brass then adds the silver color either by galvanizing, plating or enameling the metal. Find a large collection on Patek Philippe 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Patek Philippe quartz watches are battery powered, but automatic and manual winding ones are not. The batteries on quartz watches usually last for a few years before needing to be replaced. Shop iconic vintage and contemporary Patek Philippe timepieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Which Patek Philippe Nautilus watch you choose is largely a personal preference. Material options include rose gold, stainless steel and white gold, and the brand offers the watch with embossed genuine leather bands and metal bracelets. You'll find a range of Patek Philippe Nautilus watches on 1stDibs.

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