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1810
1811
František (François) Czapek is born on April 4 in Semonitz, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic)
1812
Antoni Patek de Prawdzic is born in Piaski, near Lublin, Poland. After his installation in Switzerland, he later changes his name to the more Francophone Antoine Norbert de Patek
1815
Jean Adrien Philippe is born on April 16 in La Bazoche-Gouet, Eure-et Loir (France)
1820
1830
1831
October 3: Antoni Norbert Patek is awarded the Golden Cross “Virituti Militari”. He is the 3489th recipient of this award – the highest Polish military distinction
1835
Antoine Norbert de Patek arrived in Versoix, a small town a few kilometers away from Geneva, in 1835.
1839
Royal timepieces - Russian Princess Zubów
1839
Patek's first timepieces
1839
Patek, Czapek & Cie is founded by Antoine Norbert de Patek and François Czapek
1840
1844
Keyless winding and hand-setting system is presented at the Exposition Nationale des Produits de l’Industrie in Paris (France)
1845
Jean Adrien Philippe was invited to Geneva by Antoine Norbert de Patek to jointly pursue both men’s passion for watchmaking artistry.
1845
First pocket watch with keyless stem-winding and hand-setting mechanism
1845
Signature of the contract between Antoine Norbert de Patek and Jean Adrien Philippe
1850
1850
Royal timepieces - Grand Duchess Catherine of Russia
1851
Queen Victoria acquires a Patek Philippe pendant watch at the Great Exhibition, in London. The case is decorated with rose-cut diamonds set in the pattern of a bouquet of flowers, on a sky blue enamel background.
1851
Patek in North America
1851
Patek & Cie is renamed Patek, Philippe & Cie
1851
Tiffany & Co. New York (USA) presents its first Patek Philippe timepiece
1851
Smallest timepiece
1851
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, London (Great Britain)
1853
The company moves to a building between Grand Quai and 168 rue du Rhône (which is later renamed 41 rue du Rhône), in Geneva (Switzerland)
1853
Exhibition of the Industry of all Nations in New York (USA)
1854-1858
Antoine Norbert de Patek's international travels
1854-1858
Antoine Norbert de Patek's international travels
1855
Exposition Universelle des produits de l’Agriculture, de l’Industrie et des Beaux-Arts in Paris (France)
1854-1858
Antoine Norbert de Patek's international travels
1854-1858
Antoine Norbert de Patek's international travels
1854-1858
Antoine Norbert de Patek's international travels
1858
Patek in Europe
1860
1861
Jean Adrien Philippe finalizes a keyless stem-winding and setting mechanism
1863
Jean Adrien Philippe invents the “slipping spring”
1863
First pocket watch with a tourbillon
1863
Les montres sans clef
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1866-1867
Keyless stem-winding and hand-setting, hunter-cased pocket watch, No. 27 033
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1866-1867
Keyless stem-winding and hand-setting, hunter-cased pocket watch, No. 27 033
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1867
Louise, Queen of Denmark, commissions a pocket watch to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary
1867
L’Exposition Universelle d’art et d’industrie, Paris (France)
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1868
First Swiss wristwatch
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1870
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1872
Patek in South America
1872
Gondolo & Labouriau in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1873
Weltausstellung 1873 Wien (Austria)
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1875
Exposición Internacional de Chile in Santiago
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1876
With or without a comma...
1876
Patek Philippe & Cie
1876
International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine in Philadelphia (USA)
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1877
Antoine Norbert de Patek received the title of Count of the Republic of San Marino (to the South of Rimini, a territory placed under the protection of Italy in 1862) in the year that he passed away
1877
Death of Antoine Norbert de Patek
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1878
The writings of Jean Adrien Philippe
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1879
Meanwhile, in North America...
1880
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1880
Patek in the Far East
1880
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1880
Melbourne International Exhibition (Australia)
1880
Internationale Tentoonstelling in Groningen (The Netherlands)
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1881
Patent – precision regulator system
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1882
“Patek, Philippe & Cie – Fabricants, Genève – Montres et accessoires” and “PP & C°” logo
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1883
Watch manufacture Patek, Philippe & Co., general partnership
1883
International Exhibition, Calcutta (India)
1883
Schweizerische Landesausstellungen in Zürich (Switzerland)
1883
Internationale Koloniale en Uitvoerhandel Tentoonstelling, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
1883
First contact with Asian markets
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1884
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1885
International Inventions Exhibition in London’s South Kensington (Great Britain)
1885
Emile Joseph Philippe (1862-1907)
1885
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1885
Exposition Universelle d’Anvers in Antwerp (Belgium)
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1886
The Geneva Seal
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1887
The Calatrava Cross logo
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1865-1889
Royal watches – Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal
1889
Patent – independent seconds with two mainspring barrels wound simultaneously by the same keyless pendant-winding mechanism
1889
Exposition Universelle in Paris (France)
1889
Patent – perpetual calendar mechanism
1890
1890
Ferdinand I, of Bulgaria, purchases two yellow gold pocket watches from Patek Philippe
1890
Knight of the Legion of Honor
1891
U.S. Patent No. 20483
1891
Patek Philippe headquarters, rue du Rhône, Geneva (Switzerland)
1893
World’s Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park, in Chicago (USA)
1894
Death of Jean Adrien Philippe
1895-1897
Supercomplication No. 97 546
1895
La Société des Arts Geneva (Switzerland)
1895
Royal timepieces - Nicolas II, Emperor of Russia
1895-1897
Supercomplication No. 97 546
1896
Exposition Nationale Suisse – Schweizerische Landesausstellung de Genève (Switzerland)
1895-1897
Supercomplication No. 97 546
1897
On a visit to Switzerland, King Rama V of Siam purchases 56 timepieces, including two notable pocket watches. One is engraved with the Siamese royal emblem and the other is inscribed to John Anderson, the consul general
1900
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1900
The King of Serbia, Alexander I, commissions a pocket watch decorated with his portraits of him and his wife
1900
Supercomplication Stephen S. Palmer No. 97 912
1900
Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Paris (France)
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1901
‘Ancienne manufacture d’horlogerie Patek, Philippe & Cie Société Anonyme’
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1902
Chronometro Gondolo trademark
1902
Patent - Double Chronograph
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1904
Patent – extra-thin watch caliber
1904
Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Forest Park, St Louis, Missouri (USA)
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1905
Große Industrie- und Kunstgewerbemesse in Nürnberg (Germany)
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1906
Esposizione Internazionale del Sempione in Milan, (Italy)
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1907-1908
Patek Philippe headquarters, rue du Rhône, Geneva (Switzerland)
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1907
Kew-Teddington Observatory, London (Great Britain)
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1907-1908
Patek Philippe headquarters, rue du Rhône, Geneva (Switzerland)
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1910
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1910
Grand Prix at the Exposición Internacional del Centenario in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
1910
Supercomplication “Duke of Regla” No. 138 285
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1914-1915
Supercomplication No. 174 480
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1914
Grand Prix at the Esposizione internazionale in Genoa (Italy)
1914
Schweizerische Landesausstellung Berne (Switzerland)
1914-1915
Supercomplication No. 174 480
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1915
Panama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California (USA)
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1916
First five-minute repeating wristwatch
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1920
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1923
First split-seconds chronograph wristwatch No. 124 824
1923
Exposição do Centenario do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1924
First minute-repeating wristwatch
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1925
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1925
First wristwatch with perpetual calendar, No. 97 975
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1927-1933
Henry Graves Jr. Collector of Timepieces
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1927-1933
Henry Graves Jr. Collector of Timepieces
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1927-1933
Henry Graves Jr. Collector of Timepieces
1905-1929
James Ward Packard's grand complication pocket watch and his collection
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1929
The manufacture of wristwatches with jumping digital hours begins
1929
Exposición Internacional de Barcelona (Spain)
1929
Henry Graves Jr’s minute repeating wristwatch
1930
1927-1933
Henry Graves Jr. Collector of Timepieces
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1927-1933
Henry Graves Jr. Collector of Timepieces
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1931
Patek Philippe exhibits at Basel for the first time (Switzerland)
1927-1933
Henry Graves Jr. Collector of Timepieces
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1932
First Calatrava model is created
1932
Jean and Charles Henri Stern invest in Patek, Philippe & Cie
1927-1933
Henry Graves Jr. Collector of Timepieces
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1933
Patek, Philippe & Cie, S.A.
1933
“The Graves” supercomplication pocket watch, No. 198 385
1934-1940
Chronograph Ref. 130 launches
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1934
Henri Stern joins Patek Philippe
1934-1940
Chronograph Ref. 130 launches
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1935
Charles Henri Stern becomes chairman of Patek Philippe
1934-1940
Chronograph Ref. 130 launches
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1934-1940
Chronograph Ref. 130 launches
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1934-1940
Chronograph Ref. 130 launches
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1934-1940
Chronograph Ref. 130 launches
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1939
Kew-Teddington Observatory, London (Great Britain)
1939
Patek Philippe celebrates its centenary
1940
1934-1940
Chronograph Ref. 130 launches
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1940
World Time chronograph Ref. 1415-1 HU
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1941
Perpetual Calendar, Ref. 1526
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1944
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva (Switzerland) awards
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1946
Henri Stern Watch Agency in New York (U.S.A)
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1948
Neuchâtel Observatory (Switzerland)
1948
The Electronic Division of Patek Philippe is established
1949-1951
Patent – Gyromax® balance wheel
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1950
1950-1952
Patent - World Time
1949-1951
Patent – Gyromax® balance wheel
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1950-1952
Patent - World Time
1949-1951
Patent – Gyromax® balance wheel
1900-1951
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards
1950-1952
Patent - World Time
1953-1956
Patents – self-winding mechanisms
1953-1956
Patents – self-winding mechanisms
1954
Patent – photo-electric cells
1953-1956
Patents – self-winding mechanisms
1953-1956
Patents – self-winding mechanisms
1958-1960
Diamonds International Awards in New York (USA)
1958
Patent – adjustable fixing system
1958
Henri Stern becomes President of Patek Philippe
1959-1962
Patent – time-zone mechanisms
1959-1960
Prix de la ville de Genève de la montre et de la joaillerie (Switzerland)
1958-1960
Diamonds International Awards in New York (USA)
1959
Patent – linear digital time display
1960
1959-1962
Patent – time-zone mechanisms
1959-1960
Prix de la ville de Genève de la montre et de la joaillerie (Switzerland)
1958-1960
Diamonds International Awards in New York (USA)
1959-1962
Patent – time-zone mechanisms
1959-1962
Patent – time-zone mechanisms
1962
Astronomical Observatory of Geneva awards (Switzerland)
1964
New York World’s Fair (USA)
1964
125th Anniversary
1966
Patek, Philippe S.A.
1966
Philippe Stern
1968-1969
Quartz wristwatch Caliber Beta 21
1968
The Golden Ellipse launches
1968-1969
Quartz wristwatch Caliber Beta 21
1970
1970
The master clock : the world’s most perfect timekeeper
1974
First photoelectric cell clock
1976
The Nautilus launches
1977
Philippe Stern becomes Managing Director
1977
Patent – Caliber 240
1980
1981
First skeleton watch, Ref. 3878
1986
Introduction of Caliber CH 27-70 Q. Ref 3970
1986
Introduction of caliber CH 27-70
1989
Ref. 3974: the most complicated wristwatch of its time
1989
The world’s most complicated timepiece: the Calibre 89
1990
1993
Gondolo collection is launched, with both ladies’ and men’s references
1993
Launch of the Ref. 5016 with minute repeater, perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand, and tourbillon
1993
Philippe Stern becomes President of Patek Philippe
1994
Thierry Stern joins Patek Philippe
1995
Ref. 5004 launches with caliber CHR 27-70 Q
1996
Renovation of the salon, rue du Rhône, Geneva (Switzerland)
1996
Relocation of the manufacture to Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva (Switzerland)
1996
Patent – Annual Calendar mechanism
1997
Launch of the Aquanaut collection
1999
Patek Philippe launches the ladies’ Twenty-4®
2000
2000
The Star Caliber 2000
2000
World Time Ref. 5110 launches
2000
The limited edition Ref. 5100 with 10-day power reserve is launched
2001
Patek Philippe Museum Geneva (Switzerland)
2001
Calame & Cie, La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland)
2001
First double-faced wristwatch – the Sky Moon Tourbillon, Ref. 5002
2003
Poli-Art SA, La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland)
2003
Case and bracelet workshops in Perly (Switzerland)
2003
Launch of the Ref. 5101P 10-Day tourbillon
2004
Ref. 5970 with caliber CH 27-70 Q launches
2004
SHG, La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland)
2005
Thinnest split-seconds column-wheel chronograph, the Ref. 5959 launches
2005
The first Advanced Research Annual Calendar Ref. 5250 launches
2005
Ladies’ Aquanaut Luce launches
2006
Patek Philippe Salons, rue du Rhône, Geneva (Switzerland)
2006
New chronograph movement CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H and the Annual Calendar chronograph, Ref. 5960
2006
Inauguration of new dial manufacture Cadrans Flückiger, St-Imier (Switzerland)
2006
Advanced Research Annual Calendar Ref. 5350 launches
2006
Nautilus 30th anniversary
2008
Advanced Research Annual Calendar Ref. 5450
2008
Patents – instantaneous perpetual calendar in apertures mechanism and the Ref. 5207
2009
PATEK PHILIPPE SA GENEVE
2009
The ladies’ Nautilus relaunches
2009
New chronograph movement CH 29-535 PS and the Ladies First Chronograph, the Ref. 7071
2009
The Patek Philippe Seal
2009
Thierry Stern becomes president
2010
2010
New workshops in Le Crêt-du-Locle
2010
Patek Philippe Artisanship and Precision competition
2010
Plan-les-Ouates workshop expansion
2010
New chronograph movement CH 29-535 PS and the men's chronograph, Ref. 5170
2011
Perpetual calendar chronograph Ref. 5270
2011
First triple complication, the Ref. 5208
2011
Ladies First grand complications, the Ref. 7000 and the Ref. 7059
2011
Advanced Research Ref. 5550
2012
Launch of the Ref. 5204 split-seconds chronograph with perpetual calendar
2013
Launch of the Sky Moon Tourbillon, Ref. 6002
2014
Patek in the world...
2014
175th anniversary
2014
Annual Calendar chronograph Ref. 5960/1A
2014
Nautilus Travel Time chronograph Ref. 5990/1A
2014
Baselworld 2014 (Switzerland)
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