Patek Philippe, the blue chip of the industry, has long been seen as the premier manufacturer of haute horlogerie timepieces. Their tagline: ‘You never really own a Patek Philippe, you merely look after it for the next generation’, is one that epitomises the quality of these watches. The implication that these watches are made to last generations, speaks volumes of the sheer quality that comes out of Plan-les-Ouates in Geneva. Patek Philippe, to this day, remains family owned by the Stern family. It is refreshing to know in this day and age, where most large manufacturers are owned by conglomerates.
A Patek Philippe reflects a certain discretion and quiet satisfaction in the wearer, preferring tastefulness and subtlety, with no pretense. He is not one to shout out about things. Ranging from a simple, time only Calatrava, to a ultra complicated perpetual calendar chronograph, there is certainly a Patek Philippe for everyone.