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Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Nautilus
By Patek Philippe
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: automatic Function: hours, minutes, seconds, date Case: 38.4mm stainless steel round case, smooth bezel, sapphire crystal, push pull crown Band: stainless steel Patek Phili...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Ladies Patek Philippe Stainless Steel and Diamond Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Pre-owned Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. Fixed stainless steel bezel set with 34 diamonds. White dial with luminous silver-tone hands and diamond hour markers....
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe 6007A-001 Calatrava Stainless Steel
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
A bold look with a classic feel----The Patek Philippe Calatrava watch is a limited edition and designed in a 40mm stainless steel and sapphire-crystal caseback. It features a handsom...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe 3419A Stainless Steel Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 3419A vintage Calatrava watch has a Amagnetic 27 AM 400 caliber movement #731626. The watch is fitted with a brown Alligator strap, which can be ex...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Twenty 4 Stainless Steel 7300/1200R-010
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
The Patek Philippe self-winding mechanical ladies' watch is a sleek timepiece that was designed for the modern, active woman. Embodying feminine elegance, the Twenty-4 automatic is t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe 544A Stainless Steel Hooded Calatrava Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: Patek Philippe 544A Vintage stainless steel Calatrava. Circa 1940, The watch is made with hooded lugs and measures 34 x 37mm in diameter and fitted with a 12-120 PS cal...
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Early 20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5990/1A-001 Stainless Steel unboxed
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
As you can see in the pictures, completely, recently, thoroughly serviced and polished by Patek Philippe in Switzerland February 2022. Still in box, the Patek service seal still affi...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe 3466A Stainless Steel Automatic Calatrava Watch, circa 1967
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Patek Philippe 3466A ; Stainless Steel 35mm automatic Calatrava fitted with a 27-460 caliber 37-jewel movement #1115038 / 2662524. The dial is silver with raised 18K white gold hou...
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Vintage 1960s Modern Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus 3710/1A Black Dial in Stainless Steel
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
The Patek Philippe 3710/1A-001 also referred to as the “Jumbo” because it was a reintroduction to the large case size Nautilus in the 80’s and 90’s. THIS WATCH HAS OPEN PAPERS. Brand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe 1473A Early Stainless Steel Calatrava Watch Circa 1941
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This 1473A vintage center second Calatrava Patek Philippe watch features tear drop lugs, sub-seconds, Silver dial, calf skin strap with stainless steel buckle. Unisex...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph Date Stainless Steel Blue Dial 5980/1A
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
We promise you wont be able to keep your eyes off of the sleek and smooth designs of The Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph. With its round octagonal shape of the bezel and 40.5 mm ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-010 Stainless Steel Blue Dial, 2016
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
With the round octagonal shape of its bezel, the ingenious porthole construction of its case, and its horizontally embossed dial, the Nautilus has epitomized the elegant sports watch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-011 Stainless Steel White Dial, 2018
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
With the round octagonal shape of its bezel, the ingenious porthole construction of its case, and its horizontally embossed dial, the Nautilus has epitomized the elegant sports watch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time Stainless Steel Wristwatch Ref. 5164A-001
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time Model 5164A-001. 40mm Stainless steel case with black dial with a date aperture at the 6 o'clock mark. Automatic movement. Caliber 324 S C FUS; ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Stainless Steel Black Dial 5167A-001 Wrist Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Melbourne, VIC
This automatic Patek Philippe Aquanaut measures 40 mm in diameter with a thickness of 8.1 mm, and it is crafted from stainless steel with a sapphire crystal case back. It features th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus Jumbo Power Reserve Indicator Stainless Steel 3710/1A
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Patek Philippe continues to wow us with their luxury wristwatches and the Nautilus is no different. A great addition to the Nautilus Collection and the first to feature a complicati...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Ladies Diamond Nautilus Stainless Steel White Dial Diamond Bezel
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
We promise you wont be able to keep your eyes off of the sleek and smooth designs of The Patek Philippe Ladies Nautilus wristwatch. With its round octagonal shape of the diamond-set ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Steel, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel All Diamond Moon Phase Dial Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Patek Philippe Model: Nautilus Case Material: Stainless steel with aftermarket Diamonds Case Diameter: 40mm Crystal: Scratch resistant sapphire Bezel: Stainless steel bezel wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Steel, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-011 Stainless Steel After Market Diamond Paved
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
With the round octagonal shape of its bezel, the ingenious porthole construction of its case, and its horizontally embossed dial, the Nautilus has epitomized the elegant sports watch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe 1461/1A Stainless Steel Calatrava Tiffany & Co. Watch Circa 1948
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Introduction: This Patek Philippe 1461-1A vintage stainless steel Calatrava Tiffany & Co. watch features a 32mm case with a silver dial, Arabic and dot markers. The watch is fitted w...
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Mid-20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-011 Stainless Steel White Dial, 2019 Pre Owned
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
With the round octagonal shape of its bezel, the ingenious porthole construction of its case, and its horizontally embossed dial, the Nautilus has epitomized the elegant sports watch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus Rose Gold Stainless Steel Blue Dial Mens Watch 5980/1AR
By Patek Philippe
Located in Aventura, FL
5980/1AR - Patek Philippe Nautilus Self winding With the rounded octagonal shape of its bezel, the ingenious porthole construction of its case, and its horizontally embossed dial, th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Ladies Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Watch Stainless Steel Blue Dial Watch 4910/10A
By Patek Philippe
Located in Dallas, TX
Ladies Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Watch Stainless Steel Blue Dial Watch 4910/10A - Quartz. Stainless steel case with diamond bezel (25mm x 30mm). Blue dial with diamond markers and Roma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Ladies Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Watch Stainless Steel White Dial Watch 4910/10A
By Patek Philippe
Located in Dallas, TX
Ladies Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Watch Stainless Steel White Dial Watch 4910/10A - Quartz. Stainless steel case with diamond bezel (25mm x 30mm). White dial with diamond markers and Ro...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe 5212A-001 Calatrava Weekly Calendar
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
This 2020 unit is complete with all boxes, paperwork, receipts. Original brown band is totally unused, the less than 20 times it was worn I have a black band.
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time 5164A, 2017
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
A bold look with a classic feel----Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time was a refreshing and modern collection that gave a youthful sensation. This timepiece is designed in a 40 mm St...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Unworn 2021 Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5968A-001
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
An Aquanaut 42.2mm in stainless steel by Patek Philippe. Featuring a black embossed dial that features the date and a orange chronograph display. The orange Patek Philippe composite...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time Black 5164A, 2015
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
A bold look with a classic feel----Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time was a refreshing and modern collection that gave a youthful sensation. This timepiece is designed in a 40 mm St...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Selfwinding Black Dial 5167A-001, 2021
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
A bold look with a classic feel Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time was a refreshing and modern collection that gave a youthful sensation. This timepiece is designed in a 40 mm Stain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Selfwinding Black Tiffany Dial 5167A-001
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
This timepiece comes with archive papers only and Wrist Aficionado travel case. Wrist Aficionado® is independently owned and operated with boutiques located in New York and Miami. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph 5990/1A, 2017
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
We promise you wont be able to keep your eyes off of the sleek and smooth designs of The Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph. With its round octagonal shape of the bezel ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1300A Date Sweep New, 2021
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Patek Philippe introduces an original alliance between stainless steel and baguette-cut diamonds in a new version of the Nautilus 5711 model. The distinctive shape of the octagonal b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Aquanaut "Mini Luce", Ref 4961A, Automatic Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Surfside, FL
Patek Philippe Mini Luce Aquanaut in stainless steel with diamond bezel on a white rubber strap. Quartz w/ sweep seconds and date. 28 mm case size. With papers. Ref 4961A. Circa 200...
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus Annual Calendar Moon Phases 5726A-001, 2020
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
We promise you wont be able to keep your eyes off of the sleek and smooth designs of The Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph Date. With its round octagonal shape and smooth satin-fin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Khaki Green Ladies 5267/200A-011, 2021
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Patek Philippe reinterprets the quartz Aquanaut Luce in stainless steel with a larger diameter (38.8 mm) and a new integrated composite strap. This epitome of contemporary casual chi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus Annual Calendar Moon Phase 5726/1A-001 Pre-Owned 2017
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
A classic timepiece designed for the posh individual. This simple, yet striking style speaks many volumes. The unique designs of the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar is one we can't ge...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Twenty 4 Automatic Diamond Set Bezel Blue Dial 7300-1200A-001
By Patek Philippe
Located in Melbourne, VIC
This feminine time-piece by Patek Philippe is referenced as the 7300-1200A-001, its highly polished, rounded shape case is crafted from stainless steel and measures 36 mm in diameter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Stainless Steel

Patek Aquanaut 5167A-001 Black Dial Stainless Steel Box Paper 2018 Unpolished
By Patek Philippe
Located in San Diego, CA
Style Number: 5167A-001 Year: 2018 Model: Aquanaut Case Material: Stainless Steel Band: Black Rubber Strap Bezel: Stainless Steel Dial: Black Face: Sa...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe 5980/1AR-001 Chronograph Two-Tone Blue Dial Watch 40.5MM Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
The porthole construction of its case, and its horizontally embossed dial, the Nautilus has epitomized the elegant sports watch since 1976. Forty years later, it comprises a splendid...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold, Stainless Steel

Ladies Patek Phillippe Ref 4891 Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Patek Phillippe Ladies Watch - Battery in Excellent condition. Stainless Steel Case & 18ct Yellow Gold Bezel with Diamonds (28mm) Reference 4891. Mother of Pearl dial with gold hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Classical Roman Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Tonneau Wistwatch Ref 3579 circa 1970s
By Patek Philippe
Located in Paris, FR
Patek Philippe stainless steel tonneau wristwatch with manual-wind movement and silvered dial, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Nautilus Wristwatch with Date and Power Reserve
By Patek Philippe
Located in Boston, MA
Patek Philippe stainless steel Nautilus wristwatch, Ref. 3712, automatic movement, size 38mm. Sapphire crystal display back, black dial, moon phase, subsidiary seconds, power reserve...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Nautilus Automatic Wristwatch Ref 3700
By Patek Philippe
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Nautilus Ref. 3700 Rare gent's wrist watch Patek Philippe Nautilus - big size. CASE screwed case, steel, sapphire crystal, two body case, d=41mm MOVEMENT Kaliber PP 28-255, ...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe Twenty 4 Stainless Steel Swiss Quartz Ladies Watch 4910
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Brand: Patek Philippe Band Color: Stainless Steel Gender: Women's Case Size: 24-27.5mm MPN: Does Not Apply Lug Width: 22mm Features: 12-Hour Dial, Diamond Bezel, Diamond Dial, Sap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Tiffany & Co. Stainless Steel Diamond Twenty-4 Quartz Wristwatch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Chestnut Hill, MA
Patek Philippe lady's stainless steel and diamond Twenty-4 wristwatch, retailed by Tiffany & Co., Ref. 4910/10a-011, quartz movement, case dimensions 25 x 30mm, the watch has a b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Diamond Stainless Steel Watch Quartz 4910/10A-011
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Brand: Patek Philippe Band Color: Stainless Steel Gender: Women's Case Size: 28-31.5mm MPN: Does Not Apply Lug Width: 22mm Features: 12-Hour Dial, Diamond Bezel, Diamond Dial, Non...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Stainless Steel Automatic Men's Watch 5167/1A-001
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Gender: Men's Case Finish: Matte Number of Jewels: More than 23 Jewels Band Type: Bracelet/Link Band Water Resistance: 50 Metres / 5 ATM MPN: Does Not Apply Model: Aquanaut Water R...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Lady's Stainless Steel and Diamond Twenty-4 Watch Ref 4910/10A
By Patek Philippe
Located in Buffalo Grove, IL
Brand: Patek Philippe Model: Twenty-4 Model Number: 4910/10A Serial number: 4071855 Gender: Lady's Movement: Quartz Case size: 25mm X 30mm Case material: Stainless steel Dial...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Neptune 4880 Ladies Quartz Stainless Steel Salmon Roman Dial 27mm
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
Patek Philippe Neptune 4880 Ladies Quartz Stainless Steel Salmon Roman Dial 27mm
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Diamond Stainless Steel Watch Quartz 4910/10A-001
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Brand: Patek Philippe Band Color: Stainless Steel Gender: Women's Case Size: 28-31.5mm MPN: Does Not Apply Lug Width: 22mm Features: 12-Hour Dial, Diamond Bezel, Diamond Dial, Non...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Patek Philippe Nautilus Jumbo 3710 Steel Power Reserve Watch, Papers & Box
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
Water resistant to 100 meters. Automatic 330 SC IZR caliber movement. Black dial with applied Roman Numeral hour markers, date display at 3, centre second sweep and power reserve i...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe 5726 Nautilus Steel Annual Calendar Watch Black Dial Box / Papers
By Patek Philippe
Located in West Hollywood, CA
I accept trades for some other watches, diamonds, jewelry. Let me know if you have anything you would like to trade as well. If piece is already sold will get a new one for you make ...
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2010s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus Jumbo 3710 Steel Power Reserve Watch, Papers and Box
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
Water resistant to 100 meters. Automatic 330 SC IZR caliber movement. Black dial with applied Roman Numeral hour markers, date display at 3, centre second sweep and power reserve i...
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Phillipe Twenty 4 Stainless Steel Diamond White Dial Lady's Watch 4910/10A
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Patek Phillipe Twenty 4 Lady's Watch Model Number: 4910/10A-011 100% Authentic Pre-ownded - very good condition Watch comes with original Patek Phillipe traveling box (as seen in...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Twenty-4 "24" Grey "Tiffany Dial" with Diamonds
By Patek Philippe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brand Name Patek Philippe Style Number 4910/10a Also Called 4910/10a-010 Series Twenty-4 Gender Ladies Case Material Stainless Steel Dial Color Grey Movement Quartz Engine C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Geneve 3548 Ellipse with White Dial 28MM
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
Patek Philippe Geneve 3548 Ellipse with White Dial 28MM
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Vintage 1970s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800/1 Blue Dial Mens Watch with Papers
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800/1 Blue Dial Mens Watch With Papers 37mm
Category

1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Twenty 4 4910/010 Tiffany Lady Quartz Diamond Bezel Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
Patek Philippe Twenty 4 4910/010 Tiffany Lady Quartz Diamond Bezel Watch 25MM
Category

Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Wristwatch Ref 3579
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Ref 3579 comes on a Patek Philippe strap and tang buckle.
Category

Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

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Patek Philippe Stainless Steel For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact patek philippe stainless steel you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of Stainless Steel, Steel and Gold, this item was constructed with great care. You can easily find a 201 antique edition and 232 modern creations to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect patek philippe stainless steel among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 19th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. As it relates to this specific piece, our collection includes designs that are universally popular, but carat weights, specifically, are sought with frequency. A patek philippe stainless steel can make for a versatile accessory, but a selection from our variety of 54 Diamond versions can add an especially stylish touch. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes brilliant cut and rough cut alternatives. There aren’t many items for women if you’re seeking a patek philippe stainless steel, as most of the options available are for men and unisex.

How Much is a Patek Philippe Stainless Steel?

The price for a patek philippe stainless steel starts at $5,595 and tops out at $375,000 with these watches, on average, selling for $26,071.

Patek Philippe Biography and Important Works

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.

Finding the Right Wrist Watches for You

Antique, new and vintage wristwatches have captured the hearts and minds of all manner of watch collectors as well as the watchmakers themselves — it's time you found your own.

Certain vintage watches for men and iconic watch designs for women are sought after not only because of their graceful proportions or innovative materials but also because of the illustrious histories of the houses that created them, histories that they stylishly embody.

Bvlgari’s legendary Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional wristwatches.

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing contemporary fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, both casual fans and careful collectors are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist.

In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, wristwatches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner. Designer Gérald Genta, whose range of clients included Rolex, created for Audemars Piguet the first luxury sports timepiece to be made from stainless steel. First introduced in 1972, the Royal Oak was a perfect choice for blending the form and function that are now synonymous with sports watches.

Are you shopping for a wristwatch? It’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors.

Find antique, new and vintage wristwatches on 1stDibs.