The brand’s history can be traced back to 1839 when the watch company was opened, in Geneva, by Antoine Norbert Patek de Prawdzic and François Czapek. In 1851, the business adopted the name of "Patek Philippe & Cie". The renowned watch brand has excelled with technical expertise in creating watch mechanisms and designs approved by leading watch fanatics.
Today, the brand is looked upon as one of Haute Horlogerie’s most famous names and is a top manufacturer of mechanical timepieces. Patek Philippe does not undermine the importance of creativity and craftsmanship; doing its utmost to achieve the very best standards in design and quality. The brand was quick to take control of the jewelry platform by launching the first bracelet watch, adorned with diamonds; created for the Countess Kosewicz of Hungary.
In 1933, the brand went on to introduce its masterpiece: the Henri Graves Jr Supercomplication; the world’s most elegant pocket watch. Amongst 24 complications, its features include the perpetual calendar, minute repeaters, a musical alarm, a power reserve, chiming complications, various kinds of chronographs as well as its patented World Time complication.
Furthermore, this reputed brand places great emphasis on quality over quantity; being proud of its outstanding timepieces. It’s no secret that in all its years of watch manufacturing, Patek Philippe has only produced an estimated 1 million watches in total. This is remarkable as other brands have a yearly manufacturing output of this amount. This is one of the reasons why the company’s watches are so high in demand across the world by both collectors and watch lovers.
Patek Philippe watches, because of their rarity, are known to be sold at record auction prices; the Graves “Supercomplication” pocket watch is said to have been bought at more than $24 million USD. One other most admired and desired model is the “Calatrava” with its simple and sophisticated design; repeatedly enthralling lovers of the brand. Some of the most symbolic collections of Patek Philippe include the renowned “Nautilus”, the “Twenty-4”, and the “Elipse”.
The Patek Philippe Museum is a source for the brand to uphold and celebrate the history of horology. The museum has a wondrous display of historic timepieces made by other manufacturers as well as its own collection of vintage Patek Philippe watches.
The Miller House ensures that the wondrous timepieces of Patek Philippe are offered to you in a nearly perfect condition, at the very best prices.