The legendary Patek Philippe & Co was founded in 1851, although Polish watchmaker Antoni Patek began creating beautiful watches in 1839. These watches have been beloved and sought after by men and women around the world. Brigitte Kruse & GWS Auctions, Inc is here to talk about the remarkable history of Patek Philippe & Co and what makes them such a unique watch manufacturer.
Patek Philippe & Co Come to the United States
It was long after the partnership of Antoni Patek and his business partner Adrien Philippe came together to create Patek Philippe & Co that they came to the U.S. in 1935. Their watches were sold as a sister brand to Universal Genève. They later signed a contract with Tiffany & Co New York and were well known in Latin America as well. Patek Philippe & Co have designed a variety of wristwatches and timepieces treasured by collectors. Here are some of the models you may find.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Watch
The Calatrava model is one of Patek Philippe & Co.’s signature watches. They are made for both men and women, and offer incredible precision. Comprised of sleek lines and unique artistic details, they have changing faces and hobnail patterns that gives them their unique flare. The elegant wide polished bezels are also a unique trait to the Calatrava model.
Golden Ellipse Ratio by Patek Philippe
This model was introduced in 1968 and the elliptical design is next to none in its simplicity and elegance. The Golden Ellipse collection is one of the most popular and sought after collections. You will find a balanced as well as attractive watch when you choose one from this collection. The elliptical design is found on the golden section which has been a ratio founded 2,000 years ago.
Vintage Patek Phillippe Gondolo
Bringing out an Art Deco style, the Gondolo collection was introduced in 1993. This unique name derives from a collection that Patek Philippe produced for Gondolo & Labouriau Company called “Chronometro Gondolo.” This is another historically beautiful collection produced by the company.
Patek Phillippe Aquanaut Travel Time
The Aquanaut collection is the perfect watch designed with active people in mind. The case has a screw down crown that offers extra protection for those that live an active lifestyle. This soft, comfortable and hypoallergenic design is easy to wear and offers and original octagonal design.
Nautilus by Patek Phillippe
The Nautilus collection was designed after the portholes that you can find on most sea vessels. Combining elegance and sophistication, this collection makes the perfect sports watch. You will find this model is sought after at auction.
Buying & Selling Patek Philippe & Co. Watches & More at Auction in Beverly Hills, Agoura Hills, Palm Springs, Indio & Southern California
It doesn’t matter which Patek Philippe & Co model you are searching for, a reputable auction house like GWS Auctions, Inc can help you find it. Whether you are buying or selling a Patek Philippe & Co timepiece, we can help you get top dollar and provide you with a pleasurable buying experience. Call us today for more information on our upcoming auctions.