The Exterior Elements
The Exterior

Elegant forms, noble materials, superb finishes and sublime decoration techniques: the sophistication of the exterior elements of a Patek Philippe timepiece must reflect the immaculacy of the movement inside. They must be eminently functional and assure the ultimate in comfort and convenience. Numerous inspections performed in the course of all manufacturing phases guarantee that high-end technologies and traditional artisanal talents are consummately mastered.

Diamonds must comply with strict quality criteria, be internally flawless, conform to the Top Wesselton color specifications and exhibit an immaculate cut. Only the right proportions, impeccable symmetry, and perfect faceting will bring out the brilliance and fire of diamonds.

All precious stones must be set vertically, axially parallel and in the same height. Each stone must be securely set.

All stones are set in line with the master jeweler’s art and never adhesively bonded.

The applied numerals and/or markers are made of gold and mechanically secured to guarantee maximum longevity. The hands are crafted from gold. Other hand materials are allowed only if special technical or aesthetic considerations so require.

Displays are always configured in ways that assure optimized legibility. This applies to paved dials as well.