The key dates of a grand heritage

Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe is the last independent, family-owned Genevan watch manufacture. With a vibrant, uninterrupted operating history spanning nearly 180 years, the company benefits from a unique legacy of tradition and innovation. From Antoine Norbert de Patek’s encounter with Jean Adrien Philippe to Thierry Stern’s presidency, from the first pocket watches to the very latest supercomplications – discover the pivotal events that forged the history of Patek Philippe and the entire watchmaking industry.

Patek Philippe: the origins of the manufacture

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