Patek Philippe

Cult Object and Investment

Author: J. Michael Mehltretter

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764342134

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 254

View: 1012

Through over 200 vivid color photos, detailed descriptions, and in-depth reporting about valuations, this book is a guide for both watch lovers and investors. It opens up new investment possibilities for the selection and purchase of rare watches by Patek Philippe using an unerringly promising approach! These valuable watches from Geneva represent real property. In an era of bank failures and immense losses, when investors are looking for investments in properties of certain value, classic Patek Philippe wristwatches can be nearly crisis-proof additions to an investment portfolio. This reference gives readers all the necessary details about vintage watches, from dials to hallmarks, allowing readers to invest with confidence. And, of course, this magnificent book contains plenty of information and beautiful photography for those who want only to appreciate the art, aesthetics, and technical excellence of these fine watches.

Patek Philippe

Author: Nicholas Foulkes

Publisher: Preface Publishing

ISBN: 9781848094628

Category:

Page: 640

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Patek Philippe & Co. the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer was founded in 1839 and remains to this day a family owned company (it was acquired in the 1930s by the Stern family). It designs and manufactures some of the world's most complicated and expensive mechanical watches and is widely considered the most prestigious watch brand in the world. Amongst many firsts, Patek was the first company to make a wrist watch and in 1933 Patek Philippe produced the first ultra-complicated (24 function) pocket-watch for Henry Graves, Jr., known as 'The Supercomplication'. The watch was auctioned at Sotheby's in November 2014 for $24,000,000, the most expensive timepiece ever sold. In 2014 it was revealed that Brad Pitt had paid $3m for a rare Patek Philippe 'J.B. Champion Observatory watch' as a gift for Angelina Jolie. Patek have commissioned Preface and Penguin Random House to create the definitive history of the company to celebrate their 175 anniversary. Overseen personally by owner Philippe Stern, Patek have opened their unique archive of timepieces and given the author complete access to their museum in Geneva. Patek have created a new archive of photographs especially for the book. Two years in preparation, this book is eagerly awaited by the millions of watch collectors around the world and will garner as much fanfair as the launch of one of their prestigious new designs.

Patek Philippe Steel Watches

Author: John Golberger

Publisher: Damiani Editore

ISBN: 9788862083041

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 440

View: 3561

With this magnificent volume, watch expert and authority John Goldberger, author of "100 Superlative Rolex Watches," presents the most beautiful and remarkable watches ever fitted with steel cases by the Geneva-based watch company Patek Philippe. With the collaboration of the world's leading collectors and connoisseurs, the collection presented in this exclusive publication is the result of painstaking research, supplemented by professional photographs that show the most minute details and characteristics of the movement, case and dial of each timekeeper. With 187 superb examples, as well as over 900 color illustrations and 800 descriptive texts, this volume offers the watch collector and enthusiast invaluable information about the finest rare masterpieces of Patek Philippe's production, including recent research on referencenumbers, dials, movements, related calibers and each watch's year of production. Organized in 12 chapters, this tome covers a century of the company's quintessential spirit and style.

Patek Philippe Highlights

Author: Herbert James

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764343223

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 95

View: 873

A young rebel named Antoni Norbert Patek de Prawdzic fled war-torn Poland in 1832 and embarked upon a career path that led him to watchmaker Jean-Adrien Philippe, inventor of the revolutionary built-in crown winding mechanism. In the 160 years since the pair founded Patek Philippe, the line has remained, without a doubt, one of the most traditional and noble watch manufacturers in the world. This illustrated book couples the most exclusive and beautiful timepieces the Genevan brand has ever manufactured with informative history and alluring photographs. Featured inside are several of the most popular examples from three of the company's outstanding watch families: the uncomplicated but cherished Calatrava collection, the groundbreaking sports line Nautilus, and the cross-generational Gondolo family. Each watch is accompanied by a complete list of technical specifications. This book is an essential acquisition for both casual fans and long-time connoisseurs of the brand.

Patek Philippe in America

Marketing the World's Foremost Watch

Author: John Reardon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982037928

Category: Clocks and watches

Page: 359

View: 2816

Collecting Nautilius and Modern Patek Philippe Wristwatches

Author: Guido Mondani,Giorgia Mondani

Publisher: Guido Mondani Editore e Ass

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 960

View: 2254

These 3 volumes represent an essential guide to know, collect and invest safely in Patek Philippe. They include more than 2000 Patek Philippe wristwatches, everyone photographed in natural colors and more than 500 full page images. The first two volumes show the wristwatches from their creation to 2003 and the third one is divided into two parts: one is about all the creations from 2004 to 2010 and the other one, larger and prevalent, is entirely dedicated to the Nautilus. The books come together with the updated price list of all published watches. Are you a watch collector and want to know everything about modern and vintage Patek Philippe watches? Have you recently approached the world of these watches and are looking for assured answers to your doubts? Are you a watch dealer and want to know exactly what you are buying or selling? Do you want to know the real value of your Patek Philippe wristwatches? For all this and much much more, these books are perfect for you! TOPICS All typologies of models are published in this edition: AquanautCalatravaAnnualcalendarPerpetual calendarChronograph with perpetual calendar split-secondsCelestialClassic and “form” watchesChronographChronograph and Perpetual calendarSplit-seconds chronographEllipseMoon phasesTimezoneGondoloNautilusOfficerWorld TimeArt watchesComplicated watchesRepeating watchesRepeating watches with tourbillonPower reserve and world timeSky moonEnamelMilitary watchesTourbillon These books also provide the updated estimates of every Patek Philippe ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like first to thank all of you, collectors and professionals, whose passion and energy keep alive the art of horology. That art no doubt deserves a much greater homage than this humblebook, which is nevertheless wholeheartedly dedicated to you. Horology is both art and technology. It has to do with conceiving ideas and bringing them tolife. For centuries, horology has been an expression of the cultural wealth of certain Societies. Today, computers and new technology make information ever more accessible, while at the same time making the finely-honed skills of superb artisans appear even more precious by contrast. Special thanks go to Mr. Philippe Stern, CEO of Patek Philippe. Special thanks go also to Franca and Guido Mondani. Their passion and dedication have brought forth many excellent andauthoritative books that have enriched collectors of fine horology throughout the world. OSVALDO PATRIZZI

A Grand Complication

The Race to Build the World's Most Legendary Watch

Author: Stacy Perman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439190089

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

View: 1899

"The race between two ambitious, complicated men in the early 1900s to create the most extravagant, complicated timepiece ever"--

Rolex Encyclopedia

Author: Giorgia Mondani,Guido Mondani

Publisher: Guido Mondani Editore e Ass

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 648

View: 8195

PRESENTATION: THE ULTIMATE BOOK ABOUT ROLEX Rolex Encyclopedia is the most complete and updated guide on vintage and modern Rolex watches and it includes every Rolex produced from 1905 until today. A travel through time which you won’t be able to interrupt! There is a big story behind every important brand: a story made of great ideas, great adventures, enterprises and innovations that have changed the world that we knew. This is the case of Rolex. Many things have already been said about its story, but the love and passion of Guido Mondani Editore have no limits and this is why the Rolex Encyclopedia wants to reach the soul of the story of this important brand, which has changed the world of watchmaking forever. No one before has ever written so much about the great enterprises of Rolex: a story of outstanding pioneers, of courageous and far-sighted persons, of state-of-the-art watches, which almost represent the Holy Grail for watch collectors. A story told in three big books that in their kind are definitely another unique mission. TOPICS Ask yourself a question, any question …. What is the origin of the name Rolex? Where does the nickname “Bubble Back” come from? How many pieces of the Rolex Split-Seconds model were produced? When was the Submariner model created to commemorate the Panama Channel? How many Marks exist for the Submariner and Sea-Dweller models? How many Daytona watch models were produced? How many hours does it take to produce a Cerachrom bezel? You will find all the answers in here. Furthermore, these books allso provides the estimates of every Rolex, basing on the conditions, and the updated price of all watches in production. MODELS Air-King, Bart Simpson, Bicchierini dial, Bubble Back, Buckley dial, Comex, Chronographs, Cosmograph, Dato-compax, Daytona, Deep Sea, Double Red, Exclamation mark, Explorer I, Explorer II, Explorer dial, Feet First, Glidelock, Glossy dial, GMT-Master, Ghost dial, Green, Hulk, James Bond, Lumi dial, Meter First, Milgauss, Military, Moon Phases, Oman dial, Oyster Date, Oyster DateJust, Oyster DateJust II, Oyster Day-Date, Oyster Day-Date II, Oyster No Date, Panerai, Patent Pending, Patrizzi Dial, Personalized dials (Astrua, Bucherer, Cartier, Cuervos y Sobrinos, Panama Canal, Polipetto, Ronchi, Serpico y Laino, Tiffany, Verga, Versace), Prince, Quartz, Rehaut, Sea-Dweller, Sky-Dweller, Spider dial, Sub-aqua, Submariner, Texano, Triplesix, Tropical dial, Turn- O-Graph, Underline, Yacht Master.