Patek Philippe is, without doubt, the most appreciated watch manufacturer of all times. The company has gained world recognition by producing only the best watches on the market and perfection can be found in each and every model launched by the brand over the years.
The company known today as Patek Philippe was founded in Geneva and started as a small business put together by two friends: Antoine Norbert de Patek and Francois Czapek. This project lasted only since 1845 but, even though his associate had left, Antoine Norbert de Patek has decided to continue what he started and managed to transform the small business into one of the most appreciated watch labels existing. Nowadays, the owners of the company are Philippe Stern and his son.
Standing as proof of the great success of Patek Philippe is the famous clientele that has remained faithful over the years because of the powerful combination of technology and aesthetic excellence. Patek Philippe takes pride in having, over the years, customers such as: Albert Einstein, Charlotte Bronte, Tchaikovsky, Marie Curie, Pope Pius IX, Christian IX the king of Denmark, Victor-Emanuel III the king of Italy, and Hussein Kamal, prince of Egypt.
In 2008, 5002P Sky Moon Tourbillon platinum Patek Philippe tourbillon wristwatch made the world record as the most expensive modern wristwatch sold at Hongkong Sotheby’s for $1.49 million.
On October 7th, in New York, will take place one of the most famous auctions, organized by Patrizzi & Co. This year will have as point of interest the most wanted manufacturer of the moment and that is Patek Philippe. This auction allows the buyer to acquire the desired item either by phone or even by Internet and no commission is charged.
The most complicated timepiece ever made by Patek Philippe, the Sky Moon Tourbillon watch will be the main attraction of the auction. Featuring a black dial and a case made of 18K gold, the Sky Moon Tourbillon watch is definitely an astonishing piece of art, especially because of the fact that it presents two faces. The model offers the functions of the perpetual calendar and that of a minute repeater, equipped with a tourbillon escapement.
Other important timepieces such as: two men’s watches having dials embellished with a cloisonne enamel produced in a limited edition of 10 watches or the collection “Birds of Paradise” produced in a limited edition of 15 pieces will also be set up for sale.