Patek Philippe is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious luxury watch brands in the world. First founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1839 as Patek, Czapek, & Cie, the brand underwent many changes in both name and ownership to eventually become Patek, Philippe, & Cie in 1851 – more commonly known as Patek Philippe. Over the years, Patek Philippe has adorned some notable figures in history including Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Pablo Picasso, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky – really speaking to the caliber of the highly renowned brand. One of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world, Patek Philippe is recognized for not only its rich history, but its impeccable craftsmanship and groundbreaking designs in watch making.
The aesthetic and functional design of Patek Philippe watches vary widely from pure and classic, to sporting elegance, to art deco inspired, to complex and innovative – appealing to an equally wide audience of watch fans with various personal preferences. Patek’s wide array of iconic timepieces are all well-categorized in the following collections: Nautilus, Aquanaut, Grand Complications, Complications, Calatrava, Twenty~4, Golden Ellipse, and Gondolo collections. The brand also continues to manufacture pocket watches which, for decades, were Patek Philippe’s main vehicle for demonstrating their high-end watchmaking skills.