Saturday, October 12, 2013
Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Patek Philippe was founded more than one and a half centuries ago in Geneva and Vallée de Joux, the region known as home of the biggest names and finest pieces in the watchmaking industry. Since 1851, Patek Philippe has been manufacturing haute horlogerie pieces and top-of class movements, including the most complicated mechanical watches in the world. It is easily recognized by watch experts and aficionados as the most prestigious watch brand, period. Whatever acclaim the company name now enjoys is the fruit of decades upon decades of unsurpassed watchmaking standards and pioneering spirit. Patek Philippe pioneered the chronograph, the split-second hand, minute repeater, and perpetual calendar. Its penchant for making things extraordinary and literally ‘complicated’ established its reputation among its varied clientele, from royalties and dignitaries, to young professionals making smart investments and fathers looking for meaningful legacies to pass on to the next generation.
Check out Patek Philippe’s most recent strokes of genius at authorized Patek Philippe retailers such as Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.