Patek Philippe Watches
The gold standard of Swiss Luxury Watches
The Patek Watch – The gold standard of Swiss luxury
Patek Philippe Watches Genève, also popularly known as Philip Patek is a Swiss luxury watchmaker that has set the bar in the world of luxury timepiece world. Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe has cemented its place in the horology world as one of the most prestigious luxury watchmakers in recent history.
The Patek Philippe Watches – The crown jewel of horology.
1845 was the advent of what would later become the birth of the most recognized and celebrated watch brands in the history of time-telling devices. Adrian Philippe and Antoni Patek joined forces to form Patek Philippe & Co which from then until now continues to record some of the world’s most valuable watches to be sold on auction. The Patek Philippe watch price has also been bolstered by Patek Philippe themselves as they too bid for collectibles intended for the Patek Philippe Watches Museum.
As of November 2018, in the list of the top 10 most expensive watches to be sold on auction, 7 of these are Patek Philippe timepieces. There is no doubt that these are the ultimate big boys in the watchmaking industry, and they aren’t relinquishing that title anytime soon.
Patek Philippe Watch Collection
Patek Philippe Nautilus – Luxury sports watch in full steel armor
The Patek Nautilus continues to be a most sought after piece of horology among watch aficionados and novices alike throughout its 40-year history, having been launched in 1976. Its unusual (at the time) steel bezel with a distinctive octagonal shape gave the watch a sturdy character which proved to be not only appealing but intriguing as well. A lot was said about the Patek Philippe Nautilus price, especially after Patek’s tagline that ‘the costliest watch was made of steel’ since steel is a relatively inexpensive material.
Nautilus, one of the most famous Patek Philippe Watches
The Nautilus was named after the submarine featured in the classic novel 20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne and is inspired by the maritime environment. The peculiar octagonal bezel too was created to resemble a submarine porthole and this luxury sailboat theme has been maintained throughout the creation of this superior timepiece.
The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 was introduced in 2006 and is slightly larger in size by a millimeter. It still carries within its DNA the marina theme with its striking blue and black dial. The power under the case is by the powerful in-house Caliber 315SC. Pick up your very own Patek Philippe 5711 right here on Rattrapante.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut – Casual sports watch with a heritage of luxury.
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167 is Patek Philippe’s successful attempt at roping in younger, more adventurous watch lovers. Inspired by its cousin the Nautilus, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut features a similar porthole design for its bezel and case and as you probably gather from its name, is also inspired by the ocean.
Patek Philippe Watches feature with the Aquanaut a strong diver watch
The Aquanaut features some new design elements that appeal to a younger clientele right off the bat; first is its composite ‘tropical’ rubber bracelet, which is made out of materials that render it virtually indestructible by water, sea salt, and ultraviolet rays. Not only is this new material strong and functional, but it also adds significantly to the overall younger look and feel of the watch that was clearly the intention with this timepiece. Secondly, Patek Philippe added a burst of color to this watch with oranges and browns, adding a groovy feel to this already critically acclaimed masterpiece.
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut is powered by the powerful CH28-250 C which offers a 45- 55-hour power reserve. It also winds automatically and sports a 30-minute chronograph.
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut price continues to be slightly steeper than its Nautilus cousin, but you are sure getting premium quality and longevity for your investment. Check out our extensive collection of Philippe Patek watches and make your pick!
Patek Philippe Calatrava – The Iconic Knight of Philippe Patek
Besides having a nice ring to it, the Patek Philippe Calatrava enjoys a noble heritage in its name, being named after an elite order of knights from medieval Spain. It also bears the Patek Philippe symbol which happens to be the Calatrava cross, a continuation of this rich heritage. According to Patek, the Calatrava is supposed to bring the wearer good luck… more reason to pick up your piece from right here at Rattrapante!
The Calatrava is the dress watch in the Patek Philippe Watches Collection
The Patek Calatrava is the quintessential dress watch, designed with the most essential, minimalist design elements perfect for the suit and tie look. It oozes seasoned class, a quality that is reinforced by its lacquered, crisp white dial, and heat treated white gold hands. This is one of Patek’s most popular conservative style watches.
The Calatrava weighs a mere 41 grams and sits beautifully even on a relatively small wrist. It also features a tasteful hobnail-textured bezel edge that adds a touch of flair to the otherwise conservative design. The exterior of the Calatrava strap is made out of choice alligator skin and the inside is made of beautiful supple calfskin that make this watch comfortable to wear and improves the fit around the wrist.
The Patek Philippe Calatrava price remains firmly above the 20000USD mark with the mint condition Calatrava retailing at a few thousand dollars above a used one. All in all, Patek Philippe has ensured that you get the best out of your investment. As they rightly put it, you never really own a Patek Philippe watch, you merely care for it for the next generation.
Patek Philippe Ellipse D’Or – the golden ellipse of Philippe Patek
This is a definite entry into horology’s hall of fame and certainly not the first from Philippe Patek. In the same spirit as its counterpart the Patek Philippe Gold, the ellipse D’Or also owes its most significant design elements to mathematics and the Golden section and the result is breathtaking. Beautiful proportions that are pleasing to the eye, backed up by brute performance.
The Ellipse D’Or is powered by a reliable in-house caliber by Patek Philippe and is the ultimate definition, in human terms, of beauty with brains. The elliptical shape of the dials casts a unique silhouette of the watch that is immediately recognizable and is bound to draw attention towards itself. It also seems fitting that a watch of such beauty be manually wound and that is what Patek Philippe chose to do with this watch.
Launched in the latter half of the 1960s, the ladies version of the Patek Philippe Ellipse D’Or can only be found in the second-hand market, so you may begin your search right here on Rattrapante!
The New Twenty 4 series by Patek Philippe – More like the new sixteen?
This comes as a surprise! A relatively new series from Patek Philippe that fights it out in popularity with some of the most iconic collections from the acclaimed Patek Philippe. This watch simply oozes elegance and sophistication by the bucketful! It was designed for the young modern woman who has got style and she knows it!
Launched initially in 1999, this was Patek Philippe’s first launch that targeted women and they seemed to be pretty impressed by the uptake of the same by the market. And it is not just about the glitz and the glam! This watch packs a mean caliber 324 sc under the case and a remarkable 45hour power reserve. Beautiful lacquered Arabic numerals don this collection beautiful dial. The range of dial colors ensures that the wearers can match their timepieces with ease and are literally spoilt for choice. From sun-burst grey to blue, the choice really is in your hand.
Aside from the beautiful Top Wesselton diamonds that have been affixed to the bracelets from this collection, an additional safety feature has also been added to the overall feel of the watch. The bracelets each have a patented four-way release clutch to ensure that the watch does not fall from your wrist accidentally and that you feel absolutely safe wearing your watch. The watches come in a small 36mm dial that is still spectacularly clear and completely legible. With the price tag ranging from $26,000 to $57,000, you are assured of your investment’s viability by the superior craftsmen down at Patek Philippe. Browse our extensive collection of Philippe Patek watches here at Rattrapante and make your order today!
Patek Philippe Men’s watch- Stellar symbol of brute opulence.
Perhaps one of the most famous of the Patek Philippe men’s watches is the Henry Graves Supercomplication created in 1933 for the outstanding American banker Henry Graves Jr. This timepiece was in the form a pocket watch loaded with 24 complications and was arguably way ahead of its time (pun intended).
After Henry Grave passed away, this watch was sold at an auction in New York City for a whopping $11,000,000 to a member of the Qatari royal family. Years later, it was resold at a Swiss auction at $24,000,000 emerging as the most expensive watch on the planet. As if that is not enough, perhaps a roster of men who have owned Patek Philippe watches would put into better perspective the caliber for which these timepieces are made. To name but a few, Albert Einstein, Leo Tolstoy, Pope Pius IX, President John F Kennedy among others.
Patek Philippe women’s watch- Precise balance of beauty, finesse, and exactitude.
The Patek Philippe women’s watches have continued to capture the hearts of the lovers of fine things throughout its long and illustrious history. Time and time again its graceful presence, having featured on the wrists of royalty much like its masculine counterparts, has never ceased to downplay the sheer workmanship that goes into producing this honored timepiece.
No efforts have been spared in ensuring that the Patek Philippe women’s watch performs maximally. Complications such as world times, annual calendars, and dual time zones ensure the watches not only looks the part but plays the part as well. This works into Philippe Patek’s slogan,’ you never really own a Patek Philippe watch, but you merely care for it for the next generation.’ Find Patek Philippe Watches at Rattrapante at best prices.
Patek Phillippe- Flagships of horology’s super brand.
The most well-known watch series from the Philippe Patek stable include Patek Philippe Skeleton collection, Patek Philippe Moon phase, Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon, Patek Philippe Gold and the Patek Philippe Tourbillon. Find out more about this popular Patek Philippe Watches here.
Patek Philippe Skeleton
The Patek Philippe Skeleton watch has all of its movements clearly visible, enabling the wearer to be at the front seat of the wonder that is the movement of the Patek Philippe timepiece. The skeleton watch gives you an ethereal experience as you observe and appreciate the craftsmanship and the attention to detail that the artisans at Philippe Patek employ in their work.
The Patek Philippe moon phase
The Patek Philippe moon phase enables you to see the celestial position of the full moon with remarkable accuracy, even providing dates in the future on which you can expect to see a full moon in your local skies.
Patek Philippe sky moon tourbillon
The Philippe Patek sky moon Tourbillon is easily one of the most recognizable watches in the Patek Philippe brand. It features an entirely hand engraved case which makes it magnificently unique. It is also double sided with a rear dial that is saved purely for astronomical uses. This rear side showcases the northern sky, the angular progression of the moon and even the sidereal time.
Patek Philippe Gold
An ancient mathematical concept discovered by the Greeks and mostly used in architecture is the pivotal design element employed in the design of the Patek Philippe Gold series – The Golden ratio, from which this series derives its name. The dial on this amazing timepiece looks somewhat like an elliptical rectangle, a look which adds a truly unique finish to the aesthetics of this watch.
Patek Philippe Tourbillon
The Patek Philippe tourbillon is engineered to counter the effects of gravity that may compromise the accuracy of the watch, especially if the watch is still in one position for extended periods of time, especially as is the case with collectors’ items. Learn more about this amazing brand here on Rattrapante!