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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.)

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

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Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel Watch 5712 Custom Diamond Set 23 Carats
By Patek Philippe
Located in Carlsbad, CA
Brand: Patek Philippe 5712 Stainless Steel Custom Diamond Set 23 Carats ( Color: D-F, Clarity: VVS-VS )
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Contemporary Patek Philippe

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Steel, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Rose Gold Calatrava Cross Cufflinks
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A stylish pair of 18k rose gold cufflinks by Patek Philippe from the Calatrava collection. The cufflinks are set with the signature Calatrava cross design and finish with T-bar fitti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold, Rose 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
Category

1980s Swiss Modern Vintage Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe 950 Platinum and Diamond Ladies Wrist Watch, circa 1950s
By Patek Philippe
Located in Zurich, CH
950 platinum and brilliant-cut diamond ladies wrist watch by Patek Philippe for Beyer, circa 1950s. Elegant ladies wrist watch, the bracelet designed as a graduated line of 52 brill...
Category

1950s Modern Vintage Patek Philippe

Materials

Diamond, White Gold, Gold, Platinum

Vintage Patek Philippe Calatrava 96R Unisex Watch in Rose Gold
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Patek Philippe Calatrava 96R Unisex Watch in Rose Gold SKU: 077417 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Patek Philippe Model: Calatrava Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement Type: Mech...
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1950s Swiss Vintage Patek Philippe

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Rose Gold

Patek Philippe 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ladies Calatrava
By Patek Philippe
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: quartz Function: hours, minutes Case: 25mm 18K yellow gold case, hobnail bezel, sapphire crystal, push pull crown Band: 18K yellow gold hobnail link bracelet, fold over cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe Gold Wrist Watch Dated 1964
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
An elegant, fine and rare vintage wristwatch by Patek Philippe made in 1964. The 18 carat rectangular shaped case in yellow gold with overlaid stepped band to the top and lower beze...
Category

1960s Swiss Vintage Patek Philippe

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

  • Patek Philippe Gold Wrist Watch Dated 1964
  • Patek Philippe Gold Wrist Watch Dated 1964
  • Patek Philippe Gold Wrist Watch Dated 1964
  • Patek Philippe Gold Wrist Watch Dated 1964
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Patek Philippe 3998 Caltrava Yellow Gold Automatic Wrist Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2000 Patek Philippe Wrist Watch 18k Yellow Gold 34 M.M. 3 piece Water Resistant case, Automatic self-winding movement. Rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, straight-line l...
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Early 2000s Swiss Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold

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$17,596
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Complications
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Complications
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Grand Complications
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
    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 ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The moon phases of a Patek Philippe watch tracks the 29.5-day cycle from new moon to full moon and back again. A driving wheel turns the moon phase dial. Once every 24 hours, a mechanical finger pushes the dial forward to correspond to the daily change in the moon's cycle. Find a collection of Patek Philippe moon phase watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Patek Philippe watches are generally considered to be exceptionally good timepieces. The brand continuously creates new technologies to expand the functionality and increase the accuracy of their designs, and artisans handcraft every watch that bares the Patel Phillipe name. Even production of the parts takes place in-house to ensure quality. Shop a wide range of Patel Phillipe watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    It’s unknown exactly how many Patek Philippe 5970 watches were made. Production began in 2004 and lasted until 2010. Some experts estimate that the brand manufactured only 2,000 to 3,000 of the timepieces, but Patek Philippe doesn't release details about how many watches it produces. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Patek Philippe watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The number of jewels in a Patek Philippe watch varies depending on the movement. For example, the 324 S C self-winding movement found in many Calatrava and Nautilus timepieces has 29 jewels, while CH 29-535 PS Q hand-wound movement used in some Grand Complications watches features 33 jewels. Consult the official Patek Philippe website for specific information about how many jewels specific watches contain. You'll find a large collection of Patek Philippe watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Gérald Genta designed the Patek Philippe Nautilus watch. The brand introduced the watch in 1976. Its signature features include an octagonal bezel, a porthole case and a dial decked out in horizontal embossing. Shop a range of Patek Philippe Nautilus watches on 1stDibs.
  • 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
    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
    All of Patek Philippe’s watch models are collector’s items and popular in their own right. The widely coveted Nautilus sports watch line, for example, has been produced without interruption for more than four decades, but it’s hard to say which of the brand’s watches is the most popular because different models cater to different needs and preferences. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a variety of expertly-vetted vintage and contemporary Patek Philippe watches from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Patek Philippe watches are commonly seen as the best brand for Swiss watches, particularly because of their quality, level of expertise, and value. In the manufacturing process there are often 60 steps needed even for subtle aspects which also adds to the cost.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Patek Philippe watches may be quartz or mechanical, depending on the model. The brand uses quartz movements in some Gondolo, Nautilus and Aquanaut timepieces. However, the majority of the brand's watches feature manual or self-winding mechanical movement. Find a collection of Patek Philippe watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How often you need to wind your Patek Philippe watches depends on what type of movement system it has. Normally, you’ll need to wind a mechanically wound watch every morning before you put it on. Self-winding watches receive power from your movements. Unless you don't wear your watch for a period of 36 to 48 hours or more, you should only need to wind it once before you slip it on for the first time. Explore a wide range of Patek Philippe watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Patek Philippe is pronounced PA-tek FEE-leep. The brand name comes from the surnames of its two founders: the Polish watchmaker Antoni Patek and the French watchmaker Adrien Philippe. Patek Philippe began operating under its current name on January 1, 1851. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Patek Philippe watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The exact method of changing a strap on a Patek Philippe watch varies by the model. To detach straps from the timepiece, there will be small push buttons to release. Remember to use a toothpick or other tool that will not scratch the metal. Consult the brand’s website for more specific information on each model.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Adjustments on a Patek Philippe watch vary depending on the model. The crown is for winding the timepiece, and other functions are often controlled by push buttons. For specific instructions on adjustments and settings, consult the brand’s website. On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage and contemporary Patek Philippe watches.
  • 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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To set the date on a Patek Philippe Nautilus, locate the small push buttons on the outside of the case and press them using a small tool that won’t scratch the metal, such as a toothpick. Each button controls a different parameter such as month and day. For more specific settings instructions, consult the brand’s website. On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage and contemporary Patek Philippe watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A new Patek Philippe Aquanaut watch is available from a variety of authorized dealers. For a list of authorized dealers, consult the brand’s website. Past editions of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut are available online from a number of different vendors, including 1stDibs. It’s important to purchase from a vetted seller or vendor to ensure authenticity. While Patek Philippe has at times inspired knockoffs, 1stDibs partners with only top-vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Patek Philippe created a limited edition two-sided watch called the Grandmaster Chime. It debuted in 2014 to honor the brand's 175th anniversary, and the company made only seven of them. One side of the face shows the time, and the other displays the calendar. Shop a collection of Patek Philippe watches on 1stDibs.

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