Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe is a watch manufacturer from Switzerland. It was launched in 1851 and immediately focused on luxury watches. Patek Philippe watches are entirely created in-house, including the movements, among them some of the world's outstanding calibers. Novelties presented in Patek Philippe watches are, among others, split-seconds hand, perpetual calendar, minute repeater and chronograph. Patek produces self-winding automatic movements and manual calibers. Early in 21st century Patek introduced the silicon escapement wheel. The vintage Patek Philippe watch market and the demand for used Patek watches is high which is why the resale value of a vintage Patek watch tends to be better than the average of other watch brands. WatchTime covers the full range of Patek Philippe watches, including the Patek Philippe Calatrave, Patek Philippe Replica, Patek Philippe Nautilus, with Patek Philippe price lists and more details about the latest Patek Philippe prices. We publish Patek Philippe news and reviews of Patek Philippe watches and Patek watches, including the Patek Philippe Grand Complications, Patek Philippe Minute Repeater, and Patek Philippe 5970. A Patek Philippe watch is regarded as a luxury object to be bestowed to the next generation; vintage Patek Philippe pocket watches have fetched high prices at Patek watch auctions. You'll also find our database of Patek Philippe watches, prices included for all Patek watches.

Family Values: Patek Philippe’s Thierry and Philippe Stern

Thierry and Philippe Stern of Patek Philippe

Geneva’s Stern family has owned and operated Patek Philippe for nearly 80 years. When it comes to making watches, they say, family matters. Scroll down to read WatchTime editor-in-chief Joe … [Read more...]

Which Watch Brands Are Most Likely to Increase in Value?

Patek Philippe Nautilus

It's a question watch collectors — especially new ones — always want answered, and one we at Fratellowatches have heard often: What brands offer watches that tend to increase in value over time? … [Read more...]

Watch Nerd Alert! Top 10 Chronograph Movements

Zenith_3019PHF_500150

A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn't make my personal Top 5. However, I do love … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

Last year marked Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary. What better way to celebrate than with a series of limited-edition timepieces? Why not include the most complicated wristwatch Patek Philippe has … [Read more...]

Pure & Simple: Patek Philippe Calatrava vs. Lange Saxonia

Patek Philippe Calatrava and A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia

Two plain-faced beauties, the Patek Philippe Calatrava and A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia, go head to head in this comparison test. Jens Koch gets in depth with the two timepieces and Nik Schölzel … [Read more...]

Back is Beautiful: 11 Luxury Watch Wallpapers

Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime

Discover the latest edition of our popular series of "Back is Beautiful" photo features, which showcases fine mechanical watches that are as intriguing from the back as they are from the front. Click … [Read more...]

Temptation Thursday by Escapement: Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Retrograde Date Hand, London

Patek_1-featureimage

I am a Lancastrian. I was born in Blackburn, a locale once synonymous with cotton weaving. In the late 18th Century, the advent of the industrial revolution saw Britain become the world’s biggest … [Read more...]

Three Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Chiming Jump Hour

Patek's Chiming Jump Hour

The ornate, double-dialed Grandmaster Chime dominated coverage of Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary, which the brand marked last year. It is an amazing timepiece that makes a big statement. The … [Read more...]

Fratello’s Top 5 Vintage Patek Philippe Watches

Patek Philippe Ref. 3940 Perpetual Calendar

Patek Philippe turned 175 fall of 2013. In honor of the anniversary, we at Fratello Watches offered up this list — not an overview of the most expensive Patek Philippe watches, nor the most … [Read more...]

8 Celebrity-Owned Watches That Rocked the Auction Block

Elvis Presley's Omega Constellation Calendar

Few factors can increases the value of a vintage watch quite like its once having belonged to a celebrity. Whenever a watch owned by a famous or historic figure goes on the block at auction houses … [Read more...]

Expert Advice: 3 Ways to Safely Store Your Watches

Safe Deposit Box - 2 Keys

If you have more then one watch, you essentially have a watch collection. So what do you do with your other watch (or watches) when you are leaving home or will be out of town for a couple of days (or … [Read more...]

Which Watch Brands Spent the Most on Advertising in 2014?

Rolex Ad

More big spenders are spending more. That’s the situation with watch advertising in the U.S. market. Watch companies here spent an estimated $535.36 million on advertising in 2014, according to … [Read more...]

Feeling Blue: 21 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps

TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph

Blue watches are one of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S.A. —, with blue-on-blue dial-strap … [Read more...]

Under the Hammer: My Favorite Lots from Today’s Christie’s NYC Auction

Christies Auction watch

Today at 10AM Eastern Time Zone (UTC -05:00), Christie's New York Important Watches Auction will begin. I got to sit with the newly appointed Vice President and Senior Specialist of Watches, Eric … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

Breguet Classique Hora Mundi

Many who travel throughout the world have to frequently re-adjust our watches for a new time zone when arriving at our destination. And those of us with friends and business associates around the … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Reviewing the Gold Patek Philippe Nautilus

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711 - Gold

Some of you may know that I have a weak spot for watches designed by Gérald Genta in the 1970s, a list that includes the Royal Oak by Audemars Piguet and the Ingenieur by IWC (it is a common … [Read more...]

Buyer Beware: The Rise of Counterfeit Luxury Watches on the Internet

Confiscated Counterfeit Watches

Looking for cheap watches on the internet? Better think twice before making that purchase. In this in-depth expert advice article we explore how sales of these counterfeit watches are hurting both … [Read more...]

5 Iconic Watches from the Mind of Gérald Genta

Gerald Genta

Throughout his career, legendary watch designer Gérald Genta (1931-2011) created some of the most iconic models in the watch world, working with brands from Omega to Audemars Piguet and IWC and … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronograph Watches: Are These The Best Chronographs?

Cartier Montre Calibre de Cartier

Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature chronograph watch functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: My Top 10 Chronograph Watch Movements; What Are Yours?

Omega Caliber 9300

A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn't make my personal Top 5. However, I do love … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Moon-Phase Watches

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre

Regular readers of my "Fratello Friday" posts know that I'm a sucker for Omega’s Speedmaster Professional, a.k.a the "Moonwatch." Today's post, however, concerns a different type of "moonwatch," … [Read more...]

5 Milestone Patek Philippe Watches, from 1868 to Today

Patek Philippe - 1st Wristwatch (1868)

To mark Patek Philippe's 175th birthday in 2014, WatchTime offers a look at the company's most notable wristwatches. Scroll down to discover WatchTime.com's top five. For the complete list of 24 … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 5 Watches With Diamonds That Men Can Actually Wear

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 5402B

Yes, we're talking men’s watches with diamonds. No, don’t click away from this post just yet.  I am aware that this is a bit of a tricky subject, since most men don’t like to wear diamonds. … [Read more...]

Patek Philippe, Pocket Watch to Wristwatch: A History of the Patek Philippe Watch Company

WT Spotlight - Patek Philippe

WatchTime Spotlight On Patek Philippe: The Birth of a Legend WatchTime’s Spotlight shines on Patek Philippe, taking you on a fascinating journey through the history of this famous watchmaker. The … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Top 5 Rectangular Watches I Might Wear

Cartier Tank Louis Cartier XL

In my modest collection of watches, there is not a single one with a rectangular case; the only non-round one is the octagonal Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin. Nevertheless, since … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Reviewing the Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

Patek Philippe 5990 Nautilus

A few years ago, Patek Philippe introduced a new Ref. 5980/1A with a white dial (for laymen: that’s the Nautilus Chronograph). We at Monochrome Watches were a bit surprised to discover, at … [Read more...]

Patek Philippe Ref. 5980 Nautilus Chronograph

Patek Philippe Ref. 5980 Nautilus Chronograph

Recent years have seen one aesthetic trend — blue dials — coming on strong in the watch world, and another — two-tone steel-and-gold looks — trickling back into vogue after a few years out of … [Read more...]

Breaking the Mold: 5 Offbeat Watches from Baselworld

Stefan Kudoke's KudOkTourbi

Contrary to popular belief, Baselworld is not just a steady stream of tourbillons, chronographs, and watches that are mostly black. The show does play host to some individualists who create watches … [Read more...]

Throwing A Curve: The How, What, When, Where and Why Of Mainsprings

A. Lange & Söhne mainspring

  Our watch expert Gisbert L. Brunner knows better than anyone else that mainsprings perform herculean tasks. With a maximum thickness of just 75/1,000 mm, they develop strong torque, which … [Read more...]

Watch Review: Patek Philippe Ref. 5146 Annual Calendar

Patek Philippe Ref. 5146 Annual Calendar

As we turn the calendars from winter to spring, we re-present this review of a notable calendar watch. The Patek Philippe's Ref. 5146 is an annual calendar watch with a moon-phase display. Original … [Read more...]