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Watchmaker Antoni Patek started making pocket watches in 1839 in Geneva, along with his fellow Polish migrant Franciszek Czapek. They separated in 1844, and in 1845 Patek joined with the French watchmaker Adrien Philippe, inventor of the keyless winding mechanism. Patek Philippe & Co was founded in 1851.
Patek Philippe made the first wrist-watch in 1868. The company pioneered the perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph, and minute repeater in watches.
Like other Swiss manufacturers, the company produces mostly mechanical movements of the automatic and manual wind variety, but has produced quartz watches in the past, and a digital wrist watch, the Ref. 3414.
Patek Philippe is notable for manufacturing its own watch components. Patek Philippe timepieces have recorded some of the highest prices in worldwide auctions. The company produces about 40,000 watches annually. Patek Philippe has been owned by the Stern family since 1932. It is presently run by Thierry Stern.
No other watch brand compares in prestige to the storied Patek Philippe. While brands like A. Lange & Sohne, Jaeger LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin may aspire to the coveted reputation of Patek Philippe, none come close to the desirability of owning a Patek. Watches produced by Patek are considered by many collectors to be recession proof. Timepieces produced as recently as the 1950s and 1960s routinely sell for over a million dollars at auction.
Patek offers an extensive collection of watches including the Calatrava, Twenty4, Golden Ellipse, Gondolo, Aquanaut, Nautilus and of course its complicated watches including Grand Complications that feature celestial charts, minute repeaters and perpetual calendars. In short, Patek Philippe is unrivaled in all of watchmaking.
This watch is guaranteed 100% authentic, has original serial numbers and is shipped in factory-fresh,
brand new, unworn condition with all manufacturer documentation and packaging.
Package contains watch manufacturer's certificate of authenticity (if such certificate is applicable, and provided by the manufacturer), tags, stickers, boxes, and user manuals.
We will gladly accept returns within 30 days of receipt of delivery. Watches must be returned to us in brand new, unworn and undamaged condition. All domestic purchases showing as "In Stock" under $3000 will receive a full refund minus shipping fees. A 10% restocking fee will apply on all other orders. Read more.
Gemnation ships your domestic order free via FedEx/UPS Insured Standard Delivery (3-5 days) after your order has been processed. Please read the additional information section next to the watch to determine processing times. Watches that cost less than $200, will be shipped via FedEx/UPS Ground. Read more.
We sell luxury timepieces at considerably lower prices than the manufacturers list price. Gemnation is not
an Authorized Patek Philippe Watch Dealer and is not affiliated with Patek Philippe. Authorized dealers are not permitted
to discount or sell watches on the Internet. For this reason, we choose not to be authorized watch dealers
for many of the brands that we sell.
Since we are not authorized dealers for many of the watch manufacturers, we may be unable to ship the original watch manufacturers warranty. In all cases, however, we provide a Two Year Gemnation Warranty (active from the date of purchase).