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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 1980s 18 Karat Gold Textured Necklace
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Designed and manufactured by the renown Swiss watch company Patek Philippe, they created a limited line of fine jewelry to accompany their fine watches. Magnificently handcrafted thi...
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1980s Vintage Patek Philippe

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Gold, 18k Gold

Patek Philippe & Co. 18K Yellow Gold Hunter Case Pocket Watch Ref 865
By Patek Philippe
Located in Dallas, TX
Patek Philippe & Co. 18K Yellow gold Hunter Case Pocket Watch Ref 865 - Manual movement; 18 jewels. 18K Yellow gold ( 48 mm ). White dial with Roman numerals. Pre-owned with custom b...
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20th Century Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Twenty4 4910/010
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A stainless steel 25mm Twenty~4 by Patek Philippe, featuring a black dial set with 10 applied round brilliant cut diamond hour markers. The bezel is adorned with 36 round brilliant c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

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Stainless Steel

Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel Diamond Set 7008/1A-011
By Patek Philippe
Located in London, GB
A stainless steel 32mm women's Nautilus by Patek Philippe. Featuring a gray dial with a date aperture. Complementing the dial is a sapphire crystal and a fixed diamond set bezel. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

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Diamond, Stainless Steel

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

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18k Gold, White 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...
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Early 2000s Patek Philippe

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Diamond, Sapphire, White 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...
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1990s Patek Philippe

Materials

White Gold

Patek Philippe Classic Calatrava Yellow Gold Quartz Wrist Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2005 Patek Philippe Classic Calatrava Reference 3954 Wrist Watch, 33 M.M. 18K Yellow Gold 2 Piece case with Hobnail Bezel, Quartz Movement, White Dial with Black Roman Numerals...
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Early 2000s Patek Philippe

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18k Gold

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Patek Philippe Sellers

SwissWatchExpo, Inc.
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Advent of Time
5 / 5
Brilliance Jewels
4.9 / 5
Luxury Bazaar
4.9 / 5
DeMesy Fine Watches & Jewelry
4.6 / 5
N. Green and Sons
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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 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.