About Time

Nous vous invitons à découvrir la richesse de l’histoire de Patek Philippe, racontée dans une série d’épisodes thématiques relatant le savoir-faire, les collections, les événements et les personnes qui, de 1839 à aujourd’hui, animent la dernière manufacture genevoise indépendante en mains familiales.

Cette page reprend les thématiques abordées sur le compte Instagram de Patek Philippe, mis à jour le 18 de chaque mois à 18:39, heure de Genève.

About Time


Patek Philippe appreciates the gravity of the situation the world is facing and our thoughts are with those impacted and affected.

We have therefore decided to temporarily suspend our monthly Instagram rendezvous on the 18th of each month at 1839. We hope to be back very soon.

We thank you for your understanding and wish you all well.

The Grandmaster Chime

The Grandmaster Chime is the most complicated Patek Philippe wristwatch ever made. It boasts twenty complications, a reversible case, two independent dials and six patented innovations.

The development, production and assembly process covered a staggering 100,000 hours.

#PatekTime #GrandmasterChime

The Gondolo

This episode traces the extraordinary heritage of the Gondolo; from its Brazilian origins in the late 1800s right through to today’s Art Deco-inspired collection.

The men’s and ladies Gondolo collections of today reflect the diverse shapes from that time in the Manufacture’s history.

#PatekTime #PatekGondolo


Artistry without Limit

Since 1839, Patek Philippe has been committed to preserving traditional skills gathered under the denomination "Rare Handcrafts", which have long served in the detailed and refined decoration of timepieces.

#PatekTime #RareHandcrafts

A Passion for Chronographs

Perhaps the most classic of complications, and one of the most appreciated by aficionados, the chronograph function is an additional mechanism within a mechanical watch that allows the measurement of elapsed time.

#PatekTime #ManualWindingChronograph #APassionForChronographs

Watch Art Grand Exhibition

The Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition was held in Singapore – for the very first time - at the Marina Bay Sands Theater, from September 28 to October 13, 2019.

#PatekTime #PPWatchArt2019 #PatekPhilippe

Celebrating Generations

“You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”

#PatekTime #PatekGenerations #BeginYourOwnTradition

Weekly Calendar

In 2019, Patek Philippe proudly introduces a new function for calendar watches: the weekly calendar.

#PatekTime #CalatravaWeeklyCalendar #5212A

Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography

We are delighted to announce the launch of new, international editions of Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography.

#PatekTime #PatekBiography

Twenty~4 20 years of Timeless design

At the turn of the century, Patek Philippe introduced the Twenty~4, a diamond set steel timepiece created to suit every moment in the life of a modern and stylish woman.

#PatekTime #PatekTwenty4

The Art of Gemsetting

Gemsetting is one of the oldest specialist techniques used to decorate timepieces.

#PatekTime #PatekSavoirFaire #PatekGemsetting

Alarm Travel Time

It was six years ago that the Manufacture undertook a new mechanical challenge: combining a Travel Time function with a newly developed alarm movement.

#PatekTime #AlarmTravelTime

Symmetrical Time

Since 1839, Patek Philippe has been designing and manufacturing timepieces synonymous with reliability, accuracy and precision. In the late 17th and 18th century, pendulum clocks known as regulators, illustrious for their precision, served as reference timers in a watchmaker’s workshop.

#PatekTime #PatekRegulator

Calatrava, Pure and Simple

The legendary Calatrava is one of the very purest representations of the Patek Philippe style. Created in 1932, the collection is recognized by many as the very essence of the round wristwatch, embodying both form and function.

#PatekTime #PatekCalatrava

Classic for Eternity

The perpetual calendar, a complication which truly demonstrates the Manufacture’s pursuit of capturing eternity, has been mastered by Patek Philippe since its foundation with the creation of the company’s first perpetual calendar pocket watch in 1864 and the world's first perpetual calendar wristwatch in 1925.

#PatekTime #PatekPerpetualCalendar


Sky on the wrist

This episode reads the tale of decades of astronomical research, defying technological limits in the pursuit of bringing the sky to your wrist.


The Human Touch

Maintaining the beauty and precision of a Patek Philippe timepiece requires extremely accurate and meticulous hand-finishing techniques. Each watch produced includes the recognized Patek Philippe Seal of excellence, guaranteeing the longevity and superior quality associated with Patek Philippe watches.

#PatekTime #PatekSavoirFaire #PatekPhilippeSeal

Twenty~4 Automatic

For two decades, the Twenty~4 timepieces have accompanied the active modern women in their everyday lives. A new chapter for this prestigious collection is about to unfold with the introduction of five self-winding mechanical ladies’ watches.

#PatekTime #Twenty4Automatic #BeginYourOwnTradition

Golden Ellipse

Having successfully navigated five decades of changing fashion trends, the iconic Golden Ellipse celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018.

#PatekTime #GoldenEllipse

World Time, The remarkable journey

In 1884, the International Meridian Conference adopted universal time and the world was officially divided into 24 time zones. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) became the principle meridian. Ever since, the watchmakers’ challenge has been to display multiple time zones on just one dial.

#PatekTime #PatekWorldTime

The origins of the company

At the start of the 19th century, Switzerland was challenging the United Kingdom for its watchmaking supremacy.

#PatekTime #PatekHistory

Aquanaut, 20 years of casual chic

A contemporary interpretation of the Patek Philippe legacy, the Aquanaut was envisioned as a modern timepiece for the younger generation.

#PatekTime #Aquanaut

The legendary Caliber 240

In 1977, the watchmaking industry witnessed the genesis of the Caliber 240; the thinnest self-winding movement of its time.

#PatekTime #Caliber240

Rare Handcrafts

Over nearly two centuries, Patek Philippe has celebrated rare handcrafts and ensured their preservation. The Stern family has continued this absolute commitment to commissioning work from gifted and uniquely talented artisans.

#PatekTime #RareHandcrafts

About Time

On the occasion of Baselworld 2018, Patek Philippe presents its first self-winding Travel Time for ladies: The Calatrava Pilot Travel Time.

#PatekTime #7234R #CalatravaPilotTravelTime

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