Over the last century, Patek Philippe has mastered every aspect of fine watchmaking. From the hand-winding a two-hand watch, “standard” complications with functions like an annual calendar or second-time zone, to split-seconds hands chronographs, tourbillons, ...and sophisticated masterpieces with minute repeaters, Patek Phillippe has really upped its game and became one of the finest watchmakers in the world. With Patek Phillippe, masterful artisan craftsmanship goes hand-in-hand with the use of modern, high-tech machinery. Patek Philippe makes you believe that you don’t own a Patek Philippe for one generation, you own it for ages. This is embedded in the company’s slogan as well. But, it didn’t achieve this level of expertise overnight; it has been in existence for almost 180 years and has produced watches continuously during this time, resulting in an immense amount of experience that is now being passed on from one generation to the next. Patek Phillippe began when Czech-born Polish partner Franciszek Czapeka along with Polish watchmaker Antoni Patek formed Patek, Czapek & Cie in Geneva on May 1, 1839, and started manufacturing pocket watches. But eventually, they separated due to disagreements. So, later Patek was soon joined by French watchmaker Adrien Philippe, the inventor of the keyless winding mechanism, and continued the watchmaking business with a new company, Patek & Cie, which began on May 15, 1845. On January 1, 1851, the company's name was again changed to Patek, Philippe & Cie. Later that same year, British Queen Victoria acquired a Patek Philippe keyless pendant watch from the Great Exhibition in London. After a few years in 1868, Patek Philippe created the first Swiss wristwatch for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary. Also, in 1887, Calatrava Cross became the registered company logo of Patek Philippe. Although Patek Philippe has such a storied tradition, they are not seemingly bound to their past. The company has maintained the values of the traditional art of watchmaking while investing substantially in the use of new materials, technologies, and production methods. The brand has also made a conscious choice to create unique designs like the 2015 pilot’s watch, the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time. Moreover, quality is the most precious resource at Patek Philippe. With the introduction of the Patek Philippe Seal in 2008, the company imposed extremely rigid standards that often exceed typical industry standards. If you purchase a Patek Philippe, you know that you won’t lose any money, because the value of the watch may increase over time. It’s a reassuring fact, even when most people purchase a watch solely for their enjoyment and don’t have immediate plans to resell. Also, keep in mind that the quality of hand-applied decoration in the manufacturing process remains high, both in technique and style. Lastly, about forty to sixty steps are needed even for unimposing parts like wheels, and artisan processes such as enamel painting combined with extremely delicate engravings, the setting of precious stones and inlays all play a crucial role in making Patek Phillippe one of most exceptional watchmaking company today. So, have a look at our brilliant collection and make any one of these Patek Phillippe watches yours.