Connoisseurs regard Patek Philippe as the world’s most exclusive, most renowned watch manufacturer, and its watches are considered the best and most sophisticated of their kind. Patek Philippe is one of the most distinguished luxury brands in the world. Patek Philippe and Bucherer have been close partners for decades.
THE COLLECTIONSPatek Philippe offers more than 200 different watches in eight collections. Its extensive catalogue underscores the company's leading position in the market for luxury and premium watches.
Gondolo: Reinterpreting Art Deco
Launched in 1993, the Gondolo collection consists of Patek Philippe’s uniquely shaped watches. The timepieces represent a bold departure from the classic, circular appearance of the Calatrava. They have rectangular, tonneau- or cushion-shaped cases that reinterpret the styles of the Art Deco period. With clear shapes and compellingly distinctive outlines, these watches embody the classical style of the Genevese brand.
Calatrava: The legendary classic
The Calatrava collection has been emblematic of the classic design and inimitably elegant style of Patek Philippe since 1936. Its simple aesthetics and clear layout have brought the Calatrava plaudits from around the globe. It is a true pioneer and archetype of round wristwatch shapes.
Patek Philippe also excels when it comes to travel watches. Developed and launched in the 1930s, its famous World Time watch displays the time in all 24 of the world's time zones – permanently and simultaneously. The watch became even more intelligent in 1999. At the touch of a single button, an exclusive, patented mechanism sets all displays forward by an hour. The movement of the watch continues running with uninterrupted precision. The manufacturer has since released the first combined World Time watch and chronograph. Popular among frequent flyers, the Travel Time wristwatch displays two time zones at once. Its ingenious mechanism features two corrective buttons that allow you to set the hour hand for each time zone forwards and backwards in increments of one hour.
Patek Philippe has upheld the craftsmanship and tradition of Genevese watchmaking since 1839. The company is the last independent, family-owned watch manufacturer in Geneva. This gives the Stern family complete freedom to pursue the goals once voiced by the company founders Antoine Norbert de Patek and Jean-Adrien Philippe: ‘building the world's best watches.’ The workshops have been in the Stern family for four generations; Thierry Stern has been their manager since 2009.