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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 18Kt. White Gold with Original Blue Dial, 1980's
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FACTORY / HOUSE: Patek Philippe & Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Tank / Reference 4163 METAL / MATERIAL: 18kt White Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 33mm Length X 25mm Width MO...
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Exclusive Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800/003P Diamond Bezel Men's Watch - Used
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Unveil the pinnacle of luxury with the Patek Philippe Nautilus Bezel Diamond 3800/003P, a testament to the art of fine watchmaking and a symbol of unmatched elegance. This exquisite ...
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Patek Philippe White Men's Watch - 5036/1R
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Patek Philippe jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Patek Philippe jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was 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, from our inventory of 52, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 566 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Audemars Piguet, Chopard, and IWC. Prices for Patek Philippe jewelry & watches can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $2,300 and tops out at $1,050,250, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $21,318.
Questions About Patek Philippe
  • 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 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
    A Patek Philippe watch is made entirely by hand. More than 250 parts go into each timepiece, and the brand produces all of them in-house. Skilled artisans carefully assemble the pieces at individual workstations, and every watch goes through a rigorous quality control inspection. It usually takes the company one year to make each watch. Shop a collection of Patek Philippe watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Patek Philippe watches are one of the most accurate timepieces available in the luxury market today. The level of accuracy varies from watch to watch. However, every watch the brand offers is accurate by -3 to +2 seconds over a 24-hour period. On 1stDibs, find a variety of expertly vetted Patek Philippe watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, the Patek Philippe Nautilus does not come in manual or hand-wound movement. The watch is only available in self-winding and quartz movement options. Patek Philippe timepieces that feature manual movement include models in the Calatrava, Grand Complication and pocket watch range. Shop a large collection of Patek Philippe on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Patek Philippe does have a tourbillon watch, the Grand Complications 6002R. The model is a redesign of the Reference 6002 Sky Moon Tourbillon. It features a rose gold case, a champlevé and cloisonné brown enamel dial and a chestnut alligator leather strap. Shop a wide range of Patek Philippe watches on 1stDibs.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 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
    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 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 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 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 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 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
    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.

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