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Patek Philippe Watches

Patek Philippe, whose range includes the Aquanaut, Calatrava, Complicated, Exceptional, Golden Ellipse, Gondolo, Grand Complications, Hunter Pocket, Lepine Pocket, Nautilus and the Twenty~4®, boast impressive values that are based on respect for the past and a fascination for the future. The choice available to the customer from Patek Philippe, such as the Aquanaut, Calatrava, Complicated, Exceptional, Golden Ellipse, Gondolo, Grand Complications, Hunter Pocket, Lepine Pocket, Nautilus and the Twenty~4® caters for every need. Made in the hands of a fine crafts person, each watch from Patek Philippe for example the Aquanaut, Calatrava, Complicated, Exceptional, Golden Ellipse, Gondolo, Grand Complications, Hunter Pocket, Lepine Pocket, Nautilus and the Twenty~4®, is created with the best materials you can find, giving you a wonderful timepiece.

Patek Philippe is one of the worlds most famous and recognisable brands of wrist watches across the globe, Patek Philippe is most famous for producing some of the most expensive watches ever created. Patek Philippe is owned by the Stern family at the moment who continue it's tradition of producing some of the finest timepieces. The company is loved by horologists and collectors alike, many of whom view Patek Philippe timepieces as the best in the world. Many famous faces have openly endorsed to brand, indeed it is believed that Albert Einstein was a customer as he loved the watches accuracy and saw it as a precision scientific instrument. The company traces its roots back to 1839 when Antoni Patek started producing pocket watches in Geneva alongsize Franciszek Czapek. They split over a disagreement and in 1845 Antoni joined Adrian Philippe, French watchmaker extraordinaire and inventor of the keyless winding mechanism. The Patek - Philippe partnership went so well that in 1851 Patek Philippe & Co was officially founded and in 1868 the company went on to produce their first wristwatch.

The company is also famous for having pioneered complications such as the perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph and minute repeater in their timepieces. Patek Philippe use the term "bienfacture" to describe their workmanship and crafting processes. It is a French term and recognises the fact that to be sold as a Patek Philippe watch 100% of the mechanical movements they produce most be awarded the pretigious Geneva Seal that has been granted to the finest watchmakers since 1886 to recognise a set of high quality criteria that can only be fulfilled by master micromechanical engineers and craftsman.

Patek Philippe control all stages of watch production from design, implementation, construction, assembling, quality control and distribution. This method of watch making has many benefits and is clearly one of the reasons why the company is so highly regarded, they use many skills and tools that are highly traditional in their design and have not been changed for hundreds of years. Not only is Patek Philippe producing some of the finest watches but the company is also keeping alive many traditions that would otherwise die out if the company did not train new people in their methodologies. Fortunately there is no sign of the company changing construction methods in the near future so these methods will remain safe and a part of human knowledge. This preservation of tradition is a part of the Geneva Seal. Patek Philippe; it is easy to understand exactly why Patek Philippe are often considered the worlds leading watchmaker.