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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 10 Day Power Reserve Yellow Gold Mens Watch 5100 Box Papers
By Patek Philippe
Located in Atlanta, GA
Patek Philippe 10 Day Power Reserve Yellow Gold Mens Watch 5100 Box Papers. Manual-winding movement. Damascened nickel lever 10-day movement driven by dual main spring barrels, free-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

Materials

Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava Watch 6000G
By Patek Philippe
Located in Southampton, PA
The Patek Philippe Calatrava Watch, reference number 6000G, is a stunning timepiece with a minimalist point of view. The beauty of this stylish watch begins with the elegant 37mm c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava Cross Cufflinks
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A pair of 18k white gold Calatrava cufflinks by Patek Philippe. The cufflinks feature the classic Calatrava cross motif, surrounded with a guilloche outer edge boarder. The cufflinks...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold, White 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...
Category

20th Century Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Calatrava Lapis Lazuli 18 Karat Cufflinks
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
These circa 2000 Patek Philippe Calatrava cufflinks feature a disc of Lapis Lazuli as a focal point and crafted in 18K yellow gold. These have a double hobnail bezel design. Hall...
Category

Early 2000s Modern Patek Philippe

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Patek Philippe Diamond Sapphire 18 Karat White Gold Earrings
By Patek Philippe
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic pair of Patek Philippe earrings featuring 60 of the finest round brilliant cut diamonds, flanked by cabochon sapphires set in 18k white gold. The earrings measures .78" len...
Category

Early 2000s Patek Philippe

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold

Patek Philippe Complications Annual Calendar 5146J-001
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A Complications 39mm Annual Calendar in yellow gold by Patek Philippe. Featuring a cream dial with displays of the day, date and month. The dial also features has a moon phase displa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe Vintage Ellipse Gray 18 Karat White Gold Cufflinks
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
These Patek Philippe Vintage Ellipse Gray 18k White Gold Cufflinks were crafted in 18K white gold. For the Ellipse series, these Cuff Links have a Silvery gray center in solid 18...
Category

1990s Patek Philippe

Materials

White Gold

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SwissWatchExpo, Inc.
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DeMesy Fine Watches & Jewelry
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Patek Philippe jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

Patek Philippe Jewelry & Watches available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items has been 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 55. In this collection we have 517 pieces, as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. White diamond and diamond are among the most popular styles of Patek Philippe jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Breitling, Audemars Piguet and Chopard. Patek Philippe jewelry and watches can vary in price depending on gemstone, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $242 and tops out at $375,000, while pieces like these can sell for $17,655.
Questions About Patek Philippe
  • 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 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.