Patek Philippe



Patek Philippe Creates Chronograph Ref. 5170
The remarkable Chronograph Ref. 5170 from the prominent watchmaker Patek Philippe has recently arrived to the challenging Swiss watchmaking scene. The undeniable highlight of the watch is its reliable CH 29-535 PS calibre movement, engineered and produced from top to toe in the manufacture’s ateliers.

The manually-wound movement, equipped with a column-wheel and horizontal toothed-wheel coupling, has been designed in the distinctive classical style. It serves to indicate the functions of hours, minutes, seconds and chronograph. The high-performance of this flagship model is ensured by the Patek Philippe seal.

Decked out in 18K yellow gold, the case of this horological novelty boasts 39 mm in diameter and immediately brings to mind the brand’s impressive chronograph of the 1940’s. read more


Patek Philippe Calatrava
The Patek Philippe brand chose the Calatrava Cross as the brand's logo - in the past it was used as the Knighthood's emblem.It is noteworthy that the Calatrava case was meant to reflect the philosophy of the Bauhaus school of art and architecture established in Germany. read more


Patek Philippe World Time 5131
The Patek Philippe World Time collection comprises timepieces highly sought-after by collectors. The 39.5-mm case of the World Time 5131 exclusive model is crafted in yellow gold.

The dial is decorated with an exclusive cloisonne enamel world map, while the bezel is embellished with nice engraving. The 24 time zones on the respective disks and the day/night indicator are characterized by perfect legibility.

The timepiece is equipped with an automatic, 240 HU caliber offering 48-hour power reserve. It is 30-meter water-resistant. The elegant look of the watch is further enhanced by a chocolate brown, hand-sewn, square-scaled alligator strap with 18K yellow gold folding clasp. read more





New Patek Philippe Generations Ads
Over a decade ago, Patek Philippe launched its "Generations" ad campaign that has proved to be one of the most successful and well-known campaigns in the segment of luxury watchmaking.

The ad campaign is presented with help of black and white photos that reflect the notion that the Patek Philippe watches are inherited from one generation to another via the relationship between parents and their children.

Now, the highly respected Geneva watch manufacturer has unveiled a new set of advertisements featuring real fathers and sons. More of a formal portrait than the previously introduced ads, the latest Patek Philippe images show sons who are notably older than before.

Now, Patek Philippe watches are featured in brown blocks accompanied by the famous slogan "You never actually own a Patek Philippe watch, you merely look after it for the generation to follow".

The images for the new Patek Philippe and advertising campaign have been taken by renowned fashion photographer Craig McDean. The photographer is famous for his portraits of celebrities, with Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Natalie Portman among many others. McDean has also taken images for a range of luxury brand ad campaigns, including such prestigious brands as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Georgio Armani.

This year, Craig McDean has been presented with an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography (ICP). The award paid tribute to his achievements in the field of fashion and advertising photography.
 read more


Patek Phillipe Chronometro Gondolo Watch - Elegance and Impeccable Functionality
With its impressive Chronometro Gondolo watch, the world-renowned house of Patek Phillipe continues to appeal to self-assured individuals in quest of contemporary elegance allied with brilliant performance.

The Patek Phillipe watch, whose inspiration was found in the historical model from 1925, is proposed with a noble cambered tonneau-shaped case, crafted from 950 platinum. It is highlighted by the sparkle of 0.02-carat diamond, set at 6 o’clock. The face of the Chronometro Gondolo watch proudly exhibits a high-grade sapphire crystal.

The case back is fitted with the same glass, which provides a stunning vision of the mechanical manually-wound 25-21 REC calibre movement, executed entirely in the brand’s ateliers.  read more


Ladies First Chronograph from Patek Philippe
On November, 5th, the Ladies First Chronograph from Patek Philippe happened to be a particular highlight of a festive event, arranged to celebrate the brand’s redesigned store located on Paris upscale Place Vendome. There was also another reason for the festivity to be held: Patek Philippe surprised watch enthusiasts with its first manual-winding chronograph, entirely executed in the brand’s workshops.

For the most part the novel caliber 29-535 follows the steps its famous predecessor caliber 27-70.

The calibers differentiate, however, in terms of their dimensions. The novel caliber boasts a diameter of 29 mm: that is 2 mm larger than that of the caliber 27-70. The caliber 29-535, composed of 269 individual elements, turns the top-quality chronograph into a perfect watch to be exposed on a woman’s wrist. The exceptional movement of this timepiece offers a respectable 65-hour power reserve in case the chronograph is running and this value is extended to 70 hours if the timer is not activated.
 read more


Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Watch - Individualism in Style
Patek Philippe is proud to deliver its new Aquanaut Luce lady’s watch, which radiates an air of casual chic.

The fascinating novelty is offered in a pink gold case. Its measurements are 35.2 mm x 3.3 mm, diameter and thickness indicated respectively. The case is offset by a bezel, highlighted by the sparkle of 46 diamonds. The weight of these precious stones totals to 1 carat.

The case of the new Patek Philippe watch also reveals a screw-down winding crown, positioned at 3 o’clock. Its back side, meanwhile, exposes a top quality sapphire crystal. The model is capable of withstanding water pressures down to 120 meters.
 read more


Heure Universelle Watch Launched by Patek Philippe
The Heure Universelle watch, reference 5130, from the prominent watchmaker Patek Philippe represents a perfect alliance of refined aesthetic and advanced technology.

The timekeeper is proposed with a 39.5 mm case, rendered in white or pink 750 (18K) gold. It demonstrates an elegant front side, fitted with a sapphire crystal, as well as a screw-down sapphire back.

Housed in the case is a self-winding calibre 240 HU movement. It incorporates a unidirectional 22K gold mini-rotor. Incorporating 33 jewels, this caliber operates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and provides a 48-hour power reserve.

As its name suggests, the Patek Philippe watch provides the function of displaying the universal time. It enables simultaneous reading of local time as well as that of 24 time-zones.

Decorated with a beautiful guilloche pattern, the watch dial exhibits applique hour markers and hands, crafted from white or pink 18K gold. Set within the dial is a disc for 24 cities, outfitted with a blue or black transfer. The display also comprises a 24-hour disc with a day/night indicator.

The Patek Philippe Heure Universelle watch is teamed with a hand-stitched large square-scaled alligator leather strap, dressed in matte navy blue or matte dark brown. The strap terminates in a white or pink 18K gold folding clasp.

 read more


Patek Philippe Ladies First Split Seconds Chronograph Watch - Elegance Refinement and Sophistication
Patek Philippe is delighted to unveil its new Ladies First Split Seconds Chronograph watch, distinguished by elegance, refinement and sophistication.

The new Patek Philippe watch is available with a 33.2 mm case, crafted from 18K pink gold. Both front and back sides of the model are fitted with sapphire crystals. The water-resistance of the case is ensured down to 30 meters.

The new Patek Philippe Ladies First Split Seconds Chronograph watch sports a bezel, illuminated by the play of 153 diamonds. The overall weight of jewels comes to 0.72 carats. The transparent back part is decorated with 76 diamonds totaling to 0.40 carats.
 read more


Christie's December Auction Highlights
Lot 79, pre-estimated at 40,000 - 60,000 US dollars, brought 242,500 US dollars at Christie’s auction, held on December 14 in New York. The unique Patek Philippe pocket watch dates back to 1913. Having been given a Geneva Observatory rating certificate in 1920, it came to its American retailer in 1921. Famous American collector Henry Graves acquired the pocket watch in 1925.

As stated by Christie’s sale notes, it is not exactly known how many timepieces were commissioned by Henry Graves from Patek Philippe. The American collector ordered about 30 timepieces in all. According to watch experts, there are 15 known timepieces that belonged to Mr. Graves. The pocket watch sold at Christie’s auction became the 16th. The timepiece demonstrates an engraving of the Graves family crest and motto that says, “Esse Quam Videri -To Be Rather Than to Seem”.

One more highlight of the auction, Lot 327, pre-estimated at 250,000 - 350,000 US dollars, Breguet ref. 3857, brought 434,500 US dollars.
 read more


Enjoy Patek Philippe Triple Complication Ref. 5208P Watch
Patek Philippe is delighted to deliver its new Triple Complication Ref. 5208P watch. The novelty is presented in a round-shaped 44mm case, crafted from 950 platinum. Both front and back sides of the new Patek Philippe watch are fitted with sapphire crystals.

The top glass covers a charcoal-colored solid-gold sunburst dial. It is equipped with Dauphine-shaped hour and minute hands, made of 18-carat white gold. The applied hour-markers are rendered in the same material.

The small seconds are shown in a counter, exhibited between 3 and 4 o’clock. It is counterweighted by a 12-hour counter between 8 and 9 o’clock. The moon-phase indicator resides at 6 o’clock. The originality of the dial lies in a triple instant calendar display, located in its upper part.
 read more


Patek Philippe - Watchmaking History at a Glance
Many experts consider timepieces created by Patek Philippe to be the finest in the world. The marvelous collection of watches displayed at the Patek Philippe museum is divided into two departments. read more


Jewelery Chronograph for Men from Patek Philippe
The hand-stitched strap is made of alligator leather of black color with 16-mm prong buckle in platinum.The power reserve of the Patek Philippe Ref. read more


Patek Philippe Minute Repeater to be Put Up for Auction
The exclusive models manufactured by Patek Philippe are in all likelihood the most valuable luxury watches in the world. No matter how simple the model, put up for an auction is, its price can increase incredibly in the course of the event mentioned.

The watch and clock auction house Antiquorum always chooses one or two of the Patek Philippe watches to be presented the auction. This time, Antiqorum decided on a timepiece from 2000, which is performed in a simple manner of Patek Phillipe and equipped with some necessary complications.

Quite simple in its appearance, the wristwatch, reference 3939HP, offers a tourbillon and a minute repeater functions.
The watch case is sculptured in platinum. The timepiece, specially customized by Patek Phillipe, features the pictured black colored dial and an independent silver color dial, necessary to be swapped in by a watchmaker.

With its Arabic numerals and a seconds counter, this watch seems to be alluring, yet rather simple in its exterior. The Patek Phillipe brand intentionally made the watch’s complicated movement invisible.

The side of the Patek Philippe watch reveals a level, which activates the minute repeater. The tourbillion, meanwhile, can be admired though the case-back display.

 read more


Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Watch
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce watch line destined for elegant ladies has been joined by a new haute joaillerie variation. The 18K white gold case of the watch is set with 387 round brilliant diamonds. The folding clasp is set with 86 diamonds; the crown is embellished with a single round brilliant diamond, mounted culet up.

The "Honey Beige" Aquanaut Luce joins the "Pure White", and "Mysterious Black" variants created before; the names have been suggested by the colors of the tropical rubber straps and embossed grid-pattern dials. Each Patek Philippe Ref. 5069G watch has a screw-down winding crown, and is 120-meter water resistant. It is powered by the self-winding 330 SC caliber.  read more


Patek Philippe Offers Ladies Calatrava Ref. 4897R Watch
Patek Philippe's exquisite Calatrava Ref. 4896G timepiece for women, manufactured from white gold, is gracefully followed by the new Ref. 4897R.

Combining the warm radiance of 18-karat rose gold with a dial performed in deep chocolate brown and diamond-set bezel, this extremely exquisite watch is in line with women collectors’ desires, due to the outstanding Patek Philippe 215 Caliber mechanical movement.

The Patek Philippe Ladies Calatrava Ref. 4897R timepiece’s diameter is 33 mm and its height is 6.35 mm only. These advantages, contributing elegancy to any dressing style, to a great extent derive from thinness of the delicate mechanism secured within the polished case.

On the entire periphery of the chic dial there are seventy-two "Top Wesselton" round brilliant diamonds, the total weight of which is about 0.47 carat. Catching the subtle light, polished dauphine hands, matte triangular shaped hour markers along with the intricate guilloche pattern produce a supremely graceful effect.

Both the case and dial’s amazing beauty is accompanied by the matching satin strap that is secured to the wrist by means of the prong buckle made of rose gold.

An exhibition window made of sapphire crystal in the case-back of the Patek Philippe Ladies Calatrava Ref. 4897R timepiece demonstrates the in-house 215 PS caliber.

Consisting of 130 individual parts as well as 18 jewels, this hand-wound movement reveals a Gyromax balance wheel beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and the Geneva type adjustable balance stud. The power reserve of the barrel constitutes 44 hours.

As to the movement structure, Patek Philippe meets all the requirements which are necessary for the exclusive Geneva seal to be obtained.

The Patek Philippe Ladies Calatrava Ref. 4897R watch boasts 30-meter water-resistance.

The sapphire crystal demonstrates a slightly curved profile, while the winding crown shows the Calatrava Cross, symbol of Patek Philippe renowned all over the world.
 read more


Tiffany Opens Patek Philippe Salon in its New York Flagship Store
Tiffany Co and Patek Philippe announce the opening of a Patek Philippe salon to take place in April 2008. The salon, the first in the U.S., in Tiffany's New York flagship store, will exclusively showcase the renowned timepieces of the legendary watchmaker.
Located on the mezzanine in Tiffany's flagship store at 5th Avenue and 57th Street, the 3,000-square-foot salon will display Patek Philippe horological masterpieces. read more


Admire Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Minute Repeater Reference 3939 Watch
Patek Philippe has launched its new Stainless Steel Minute Repeater Reference 3939 unique watch, to be unveiled at Only Watch 2011. Aimed at supporting the medical research for the Duchenne Muscular Distrophy, this charity auction will take place on September 22nd, 2011, at 4 p.m. in Monaco.

The new Patek Philippe watch is available in a 33.3mm case, rendered in stainless steel. Its architecture incorporates an interchangeable full back and a sapphire crystal case-back. Integrated into the case is a slide piece, which activates a chime with two gongs.

Ticking inside the new Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Minute Repeater Reference 3939 watch is a mechanical manually-wound caliber R TO 27 PS movement, certified by COSC. It incorporates a minute-repeater mechanism with a tourbillon escapement.
 read more


Ladies Patek Philippe Annual Calendar
The Patek Philippe Ref. 4973R Annual Calendar watch is a dazzling variation of the brand's famous annual calendar watch, a real sensation that joined the ladies collection in 2005. The 18K gold case of the ladies' watch is pave-set with 431 round brilliant diamonds. The crown radiates with 14 round brilliants, while the tang buckle is adorned with 27.

A white mother of pearl dial is completed with Breguet numerals. Day of the week and month are presented in the two small dials, with the elegant moon-phase disc and the date display found below. The watch goes on a crocodile leather strap.

The Caliber 315 S QA LU movement is revealed through the sapphire crystal window in the case back read more


Patek Philippe 10-Day Tourbillon Watch - Now in Rose Gold
The Patek Philippe Ref. 5101P joined the world of watchmaking in 2003. The sophisticated timepiece was highly appreciated by a whole army of watch enthusiasts. The platinum rectangular-shaped case of the watch housed an exclusive movement, with two mainspring barrels to guarantee a 10-day power reserve, and a one-of-a-kind tourbillon escapement. This year, Patek Philippe unveils an 18K rose gold version of the watch.

The story of Patek Philippe watches, providing a 10-day power reserve, started in 2000, with the introduction of the 10-day Ref. 5100. The timepiece initiated the trend for watches, offering 4-, 6-, 8-day power reserve.

In 2003, as already mentioned above, Patek Philippe introduced the Ref. 5101P. The timepiece boasted the 10-day power reserve and a tourbillon escapement and up to this day, it is still the only wristwatch with a winding crown that can boast such an outstanding autonomy. read more



© InfoNIAC.com 2007-2012   All Rights Reserved