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 76 years. When it comes to making watches, they say, family matters. Click here to read WatchTime editor-in-chief Joe Thompson's up-close-and-personal profile of Philippe and Thierry Stern from our December 2008 issue. … [Read more...]

Awards Presented in Patek Philippe Artisanship and Precision Competition


On April 14 and 15 this year, 18 students from six Swiss watchmaking schools took part in the second Patek Philippe Artisanship and Precision Competition. The winners were honored on May 28, 2011, during a celebration at the Patek Philippe Museum in the presence of Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern as well as Robert Anguenot and Daniel Rochat. … [Read more...]

Patek’s New In-House Chronograph


Paris is always a treat, but Paris paired with a new Patek Philippe movement: ooh-la-la. On November 5, scores of reporters from around the world got just that, as Patek Philippe held a party at its newly renovated Place Vendôme boutique to launch its new in-house manual-wind chronograph movement, the CH 29-535 PS. … [Read more...]

Patek Philippe’s Thierry Stern: Past, Present, Future


WatchTime's last feature, titled “Executive Sweep”, looked at the number of top watch company executives being replaced as a result of the economic downturn. This new article focuses on a transfer of executive power of a different type altogether. At family-owned Patek Philippe, top executives do not come and go. This story is about the fourth generation, Thierry Stern, assuming the position of president. On October 15, WatchTime had an opportunity to sit down with Thierry to discuss his … [Read more...]

Thierry Stern Takes Over the Presidency of Patek Philippe


Patek Philippe has officially announced that at the end of August, 2009, Thierry Stern took over the presidency of Patek Philippe SA Geneva and was appointed President of the Board of Directors, taking over from his father Philippe Stern. With this move, Patek Philippe confirms its mission as a family run business that is now in the hands of the fourth generation. … [Read more...]