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Patek Philippe

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It shouldn’t be surprising that a Patek Philippe holds the world auction record for a watch ($31.2 million for a Patek Grandmaster Chime, sold at Christie’s). Known for impeccable craftsmanship and some of the most complicated timepieces ever created, the brand is considered by many to be the height of fine watchmaking. Collectors simply love Patek Philippe watches.

The house was founded in Geneva in 1839 by Polish expats Antoni Patek and Franciszek Czapek. Czapek left the firm, and in 1845, Patek partnered with French watchmaker Jean Adrien Philippe. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Catering to the glitterati of Europe, the pair counted among their clients Tolstoy, Pope Pius IX and Queen Victoria, as well as Countess Koscowicz of Hungary, for whom they created the first Swiss-made wristwatch in 1868. They also had their eye on the American market and in 1851 entered an arrangement with Tiffany & Co. still in effect today.

During the Great Depression, brothers Jean and Charles Stern, who had previously supplied Patek Philippe with watch dials, bought the company, and it continues to be run by the Stern family today.

Under the Sterns, the house has developed some of its most famous models, including the Calatrava, an elegantly minimal dress watch introduced in 1932 and named for the Calatrava Cross (the company’s logo since 1887), and the Nautilus, the brand’s first sports watch, conceived by legendary designer Gérald Genta in 1976.

Despite the house’s longevity, it’s rumored that it has manufactured fewer than a million Patek watches, making each one all the more coveted. (The brand's pieces are understandably attractive to counterfeiters — make sure you know how to spot a fake Patek Philippe watch.)

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Average Sold Price
$25,006
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Iconic Designs from Patek Philippe
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Calatrava
Calatrava
Gondolo
Gondolo
Nautilus
Nautilus
Golden Ellipse
Golden Ellipse
18 Karat Yellow Gold Calatrava Cufflinks by Patek Philippe
By Patek Philippe
Located in Zurich, CH
A fine and elegant pair of 18 karat yellow gold Calatrava whale back cufflinks by prestigious Swiss brand Patek Philippe. The front centering on brushed yellow gold, these cufflinks ...
Category

1990s Modern Patek Philippe

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava Vintage Cufflinks 18K Yellow Gold Unworn
By Patek Philippe
Located in Geneva, CH
Patek Philippe Calatrava Vintage Cufflinks Unworn 18K Yellow Gold Blue Enamel Calatrava Weight 26.5 grams Vintage unworn Comes with original box From 1980
Category

1980s Modern Vintage Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe Pocket Watch 258729 Men's Watch in 18kt Yellow Gold
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Patek Philippe Pocket Watch 258729 Men's Watch in 18kt Yellow Gold SKU: 116227 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Patek Philippe Model: Pocket Watch Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement Typ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

Materials

Yellow Gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119J Mens Watch Papers
By Patek Philippe
Located in Great Neck, NY
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119J Mens Watch Papers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Calatrava 18 Karat Classic Collectable Cufflinks
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
These Calatrava Patek Philippe cufflinks were crafted in 18K yellow gold. Featuring a hobnail bezel, this 1990s pair of cufflinks sport a clean and finished look. Selling on oth...
Category

Early 2000s Modern Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe Collectable Calatrava 18 Karat Men's Cufflinks
By Patek Philippe
Located in Miami, FL
Patek Philippe calatrava Cross 18.5mm cufflinks crafted in 18K white gold. Calatrava Cross Decoration , guilloched outer ring . These cufflinks feature a double hobnail bezel. ...
Category

1990s Modern Patek Philippe

Materials

18k Gold

Patek Philippe Annular Calendar 18k Yellow Gold Men's Watch 5035 J 'or 5035j'
By Patek Philippe
Located in Dallas, TX
Patek Philippe Annular Calendar 18k Yellow Gold Men's Watch 5035 J (or 5035j) - Automatic winding. 18K yellow gold case with exposition back to view movement (37mm diameter). Black d...
Category

20th Century Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Calatrava 3919J Men's Watch in 18kt Yellow Gold
By Patek Philippe
Located in New York, NY
Patek Philippe Calatrava 3919J Men's Watch in 18kt Yellow Gold SKU: 114382 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Patek Philippe Model: Calatrava Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement Type: Mec...
Category

1990s Patek Philippe

Materials

Yellow Gold

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Patek Philippe Sellers

SwissWatchExpo, Inc.
4.8
Gray and Sons Jewelers
4.7
DeMesy Fine Watches & Jewelry
4.7
N. Green and Sons
4.8
Brilliance Jewels
4.9
More Patek Philippe Designs
Pocket Watch
Pocket Watch
Average Price
$15,368
Number Available
10
Pocket Watch
By Patek Philippe
Styles
Art Deco
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Aquanaut
Aquanaut
Average Price
$127,806
Number Available
4
Aquanaut
By Patek Philippe
Styles
Modern
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Complications
Complications
Average Price
$108,783
Number Available
4
Complications
By Patek Philippe
Styles
Modern
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Twenty 4
Twenty 4
Average Price
$24,904
Number Available
2
Twenty 4
By Patek Philippe
Styles
Contemporary
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Patek Philippe jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

Patek Philippe Jewelry & Watches available on 1stDibs. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Patek Philippe jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Patek Philippe diamond jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, from our inventory of 60. This collection contains 531 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Modern and Art Deco are among the most popular styles of Patek Philippe watches and jewelry available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. Many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Chopard, Audemars Piguet and Breitling if you are looking for additional options. Patek Philippe jewelry & watches can vary in price depending on gemstone, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $242 and tops out at $375,000, while pieces like these can sell for $17,052.
Questions About Patek Philippe
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Patek Philippe has a website. Its address is www.patek.com. The website allows you to browse all current Patek Philippe watch models and learn about their features. It also provides information about the brand's history, technologies and manufacturing techniques. To buy a Patek Philippe watch online, shop an authorized retailer's site or a reputable online platform like 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Patek Philippe does have women's watches available for sale. The brand's signature Nautilus timepiece comes in a slimmer silhouette intended for women. In addition, the brand offers the Twenty~4 Automatic collection exclusively for women. These watches are available in stainless steel and rose gold. Most models feature genuine diamond accents. Shop a range of Patek Philippe women's watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, the silver dials on Patek Philippe watches usually aren't solid silver. The brand produces them out of brass then adds the silver color either by galvanizing, plating or enameling the metal. Find a large collection on Patek Philippe 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The proper way to adjust a Patek Philippe moon phase watch depends on the model. Each watch with a moon phase dial comes with instructions to guide you through the process. A calculator tool on the Patek Philippe website shows you how to position the dial to begin accurately tracking the phases of the moon. To use it, simply enter the current month, day and year and press the "calculate" button. Shop a range of Patek Philippe moon phase watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Patek Philippe does not use ETA movements in its new watches. However, the brand once did. Early models used movements made by the watch company Lemania. The company that manufactures ETA movements, ETA SA, formed in the late 1970s when Lemania merged with Valjoux, Peseux and other Swiss movement manufacturers. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Patek Philippe watches.

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