With previous Patek Philippe watches owners including Queen Victoria and Albert Einstein, Patek Philippe designs are appreciated for the highly intelligent mechanisms and are still today some of the most complicated watch designs ever to be made.
Patek Philippe watches remain some of the most sought after and exclusive watches on the market due to their high quality and complex mechanisms. Originally created by Antoni Patek in 1839, the brand developed from Patek making pocket watches alone to working closely with partner Franciszek Czapek. In 1845, Patek joined forces with the inventor of the keyless winding mechanism, Adrien Philippe and together, the Patek Philippe & Co foundation was born.
As the original inventors of the split-second hand, chronograph and minute repeater, you are sure to recognise the influence of Patek Philippe mechanical designs in many of the watches on the market today.
In 1989 in celebration of their 150th anniversary, Patek Philippe designed the Calibre 89, which is to date still the most complicated mechanical watch ever to be made. The watch designs have certainly attracted a lot of popularity over the years with auction sites witnessing watches selling at extortionate rates including the Henry Graves Supercomplication watch made exclusively for Henry Graves Jr in 1933, selling for $11 million.
If you desire a watch that boasts intelligence and history as well as a high quality and stylish design, a Patek Philippe is the only way forward.