Patek Philippe

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Patek Philippe S.A. is a highend Swiss watchmaking company which was established in 1839 as Patek, Czapek & Cie. by Antoine Norbert de Patek and François Czapek. In 1845 Czapek left the company and the firm was renamed Patek & Cie.. Adrien Philippe partnered with Patek in 1851 and and the firm was again renamed, now to Patek Philippe & Cie.. It's present name - Patek Philippe S.A. - was introduced when Charles and Jean Stern bought the prestigious company in 1932. The firm is still owned by the Stern family.

Patek Philippe

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Patek Philippe


  • Antoni Patek made pocket watches c.1839.
  • Adrien Philippe invented the keyless winding system.


  • Supplied watches to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.


  • Created first wristwatch.
  • Pioneered the perpetual calendar.
  • Split seconds hand.
  • Chronograph.
  • Minute repeater.


  • Purchased by the Stern family.

Videos on Patek Philippe

A very good video presentation on modern production
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A video on the Patek Museum:<videoflash>OkNX7WhMLlc</videoflash>


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