The first automatic watches began hundreds of years ago. Back in the old days, the Patek Philippe celebrated their 175th-anniversary, which means the illustrious Gevan watch manufacturer is the third in history. Patek Philippe attempted without issues and problems from the year 1839.
This is one of the most popular watches on the Haute Horlogerie with the most reputable people and the manufacturer of mechanical timepieces. He is just a hardworking person who wants to work in a manufacturing store and dreams of fascination. After that, He endured all the problems and trials that he encountered.
Norbert Antoine Patek
Patek Philippe was raised in Poland in 1812, and he stayed there for many years. He also joined the mounted troops during the Russian war in the uprising from November to December. In 1831, He received the Military virtue during the military highest decoration in Poland for the heroism acts.
After that year, the Polish upgrade was against the additional forces of Russia and was crushed. Patek was forced together with his group to join the Emigration Great leading to the upper part of Europe. He settled in France together with his comrades and was also forced to transfer to Switzerland.
He loved the city's watchmaking together with the artistry of engravers, enamellers, and jewelers. After that, he requested the immigrants' company to be acquainted with Francois, the watchmaker from Czech. As a result, Moreau and Czapek developed the Patek Company in May 1839.
They are not aware that this style will be their legacy. The Patek Philippe Watches had a successful run initially, but the connection between Patek and Czapek meant that they needed to separate ways. After agreeing to separate from one another, Patek met a new watchmaker from France named Jean Adrien Phillipe during the Convention in Paris in 1844.
The Ref. 96
Charles Stern was appointed to be one of the board members and the head of the board in the company together with his son. He then established the Henri Stern Agency watch in 1947 in New York. They serve as the only distributor and the official importer of the watches in different countries, especially the US.
Stern was the appointed chief and chairman executive when Pfister retired in 1958. After that, He began collecting unique and rare timepieces that were continually manufactured. They also constituted the foundation of the Museum in Geneva. In addition, some people demand luxurious watches with paintings and engravings.
The First Quartz Watch
The first quartz watch is more expensive than other watches. This is because, during the 1970s, Phillipe stern had full responsibility for the new model and design that will present that year's generation.
It was launched and first introduced in 1977, and it has been classified as the most valuable timepiece in the business. Stern was the newly selected Ceo, and president of the Patek watches in 1977.
The ultrathin watch that was famous in 1997 was the Patek Philippe Caliber 240. It has an automatic winder and a patented 22k gold that has recessed inside the plate. It has the ideal action for transparent watches like the Perpetual Calendar 3940, founded in 1985. He then recruited different engineers to change or transform the Patek design.
Caliber 89 With 33 Complications
To remember the Patek Philippe manufacturer's anniversary, they developed the most portable and complicated watches in the history of the world. The Caliber 89 with 33 complications is a watch designed for people who want to keep their watches in their pockets rather than choosing to wear them on their wrists.
The Modern-Day Patek Philippe
The first auction of the 89 Caliber has made a record for having a watch under a gavel. This was sold in Europe for 4 million. It was a limited edition wristwatch during the 10th anniversary of Officer Ref 3960 and Jump Ref. 3969. Both excellent watches have been sold out instantly, and it was shifted as the ideal watches of watch enthusiasts in Europe.
Many various treatments are available in various shops globally that have Patek watches. However, it is only limited because this is one of the most expensive watches in the world. If you want to buy a Patek watch, you must be wealthy to afford this kind of watch.
The industry of Patek Philippe has increased its competition and the market conditions. They said they have a passion for arranging the watch well and will not create a new design or collections every time they want to compete with other watches. Instead, they will adjust what movement the watch has so that they can upgrade and fix it.