Collector Dreams The classic Patek Philippe 5172G Chronograph is a timepiece that immediately makes the list for any collector looking for exquisite high-end chronographs. This beauty is crafted in a white gold 41mm case that measures 11.45mm thick, features a box sapphire crystal, expertly designed round guilloche pushers and three tier lugs. Still powered by …
Taking rich moments from a historical ancestor, the Patek Philippe 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar Watch is full of surprises. Taking a step away from the precious metal cases the brand is well known for, this timepiece stands supreme with a stainless steel case. The dynamic watch boasts a sector dial, a very striking handwritten font …
Patek Philippe is certainly a brand that needs no introduction and one that has highly sought after timepieces. The timepieces are exceptional in quality and beauty. This new piece, ladies’ Calatrava is one of the most exquisite watches the brand has created. The timeless perfection that this watch captures, and named after a Arabic castle that was recovered from the Moslems in 1147 by the King of Castile, Alfonso VII, also known as el Emperador. The name originates from the cross that bears the same name, the cruciform symbol that was used on the banners carried by knights who defended the country. That same symbol that became the trademark for the brand, and this collection that played a very significant role in their history.
When you think simple understated elegance, and you combine that with quality and excellence, you get the Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 6006G Watch. The brand crafted this design originally in 1991 with the Ref. 5000 and surprised everyone with sales and style. While inspired by the previous timepiece, the release of the Ref 6000 in 2005 took the next step in functionality adding a radial date display, and increased the size to 37mm. These successes brought us to the beautiful new watch that graces this collection today.
Among the famous brands of Swiss watches Patek Philippe is a special brand. At that time, as the other brands in an effort to win more fans to develop a revolutionary model and implement new marketing moves, the firm Patek Philippe looks at the whole fuss as if from outside, from the height of its pedestal. And it is reasonable, because it is – the brand for the elite.
Today we have prepared for you a selection of the four most prestigious traditional hand-wound chronograph on the market. Their names should not be surprising: Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet and A. Lange & Sohne. They are among the elite watch, model prices range from 50,200 to 87,100 dollars, each of them designed for collectors of high level. We invite you to compare each of the products.
The history of Patek Philippe, is a story of unique developments, patents and records. The double name of Patek Philippe etched in world history of watchmaking families two founders of the case – Antoine Norbert de Patek, a Polish nobleman, who emigrated to Switzerland, and Adrien Philippe, a young French watchmaker, became Patek’s partner in 1845. It is fair to mention that Patek founded another watchmaking studio in 1839 in Poland, together with Francois Capek, a Czech watchmaker who had settled in Poland. But true fame to company has brought the winder, the first patent of the company, in the form in which it exists today. Adrien Philippe came up with this idea. In addition, the company owns the historic invention patent for sliding windup spring mechanism that prevents damage from excessive plant, production of the first Swiss watches in 1868, a patent for a perpetual calendar mechanism (1889), the first wrist chronograph (1927) and many others. On account of Patek Philippe several historic and unique models that have become collector’s exclusive.
Known for the exquisite gold and platinum models, this brand has collections in every hue of gold, and exclusive editions in platinum, reserving the stainless for sportier or very simple pieces like the Nautilus or the Aquanaut. Yet this latest announcement making the premier at Baselworld 2014, Patek Philippe introduces the Chronograph Annual Calendar 5960/1 watch in stainless steel.
This was the first in-house automatic chronograph the brand introduced, a real achievement for any brand, but a historical mark for them. The decision to take this iconic timepiece and market it in stainless is a bold move, and it will be important to see how it is received. While the stainless seems somewhat more casual or sportier in its appearance, the overall version and what it offers is very modern, very elegant. The timepiece has a chronograph hours and minutes indication at 6 o’clock, in addition it features a day-night indicator, as well as showcasing three apertures on the top of the dial, date, day and month.
When the watch making company Patek Philippe decides to celebrate, it does so in style. Recently, a Patek Philippe watch went for $4 million and set the record for the most expensive watch. Then the Patek Philippe Company watched as its Eric Clapton limited edition watch went for around $3.6 million. To keep the momentum going, the company decided to team up with Tiffany & Co. to release a limited edition ladies’ watch and a limited edition men’s watch.
Sometimes you can take one simple look at a watch and know that it’s one you have to have. Luxury watch owners are well-known for their taste and for knowing what they want from a watch. But it’s not always that easy, and sometimes deciding between different timepieces can be difficult, especially if they’re somewhat similar in their design. With that in mind, comparing some of the most popular watches is often a must. The Lange & Sohne Saxonia and the Patek Philippe Calatrava are two perfect examples of slightly similar watches worth taking a look at.