Patek Philippe is one of the most prestigious well-respected watch companies in the world. The brand is well-known for using advanced complications in fine mechanical watchmaking and pushing boundaries. Patek Philippe is seen as the top brand among all the major Swiss watch manufacturers.

When it comes to fine watchmaking Patek Philippe has mastered every aspect from including functions such as an annual calendar or second-time zone and hand-winding a two-handed watch to sophisticated masterpieces with tourbillions, minute repeaters, and split-seconds chronographs. Masterful artisan craftsmanship goes hand-in-hand with the use of modern, high-tech machinery.

This standard isn’t achieved overnight. With 177 years of experience passed on from generation to generation, it’s clear why Patek Phillippe is considered one of the best. The whole company sees quality as a precious resource and is committed to delivering only the highest quality of their watches.

Patek Philippe started in 1839 and has been run by the Stern family for over 80 years, the ownership is now in its fourth generation. Because of this, there is a high level of consistency in the company policies, core values, and philosophy.

With the reference to the past Patek Philippe range you can see where traditional meets modern and discover both of the most sought after Patek Philippe Chronographs; the 5070J-001 and the 5970P-001. This is the watch that has brought Patek Philippe from a simple 30-year chronograph to one of the best design features; the Perpetual Chronograph. Learn more about these interesting, modern-vintage models and see what makes them unique.

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