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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.
This month's episode invites you to uncover the origins of the horological complication, right up to the manufacture's remarkable innovations of today.
At the start of the 19th century, Switzerland was challenging the United Kingdom for its watchmaking supremacy.
It was at this time that the Patek Philippe story began. You are invited to embark on a historical journey of the company and its founders.
A contemporary interpretation of the Patek Philippe legacy, the Aquanaut was envisioned as a modern timepiece for the younger generation.
Since its launch it has inspired a new clientele, attracted to its unique combination of casual elegance and sporting aesthetics.
In 1977, the watchmaking industry witnessed the genesis of the Caliber 240; the thinnest self-winding movement of its time.
Ever since its first tick, the movement has proven to be a timeless masterpiece; the beating heart of Patek Philippe’s most exquisite pieces.
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.
From engraving, to miniature enameling and marquetry, discover the artistic savoir-faire of Patek Philippe's skilled in-house craftsmen showcased at the 2018 Geneva Rare Handcrafts exhibition.
On the occasion of Baselworld 2018, Patek Philippe presents its first self-winding Travel Time for ladies: The Calatrava Pilot Travel Time.
Patek Philippe is now on Instagram. Following up on the start of its totally new patek.com website in October 2017, the Genevan manufacture is opening up a new online communication channel with an official account on Instagram, the social media platform that attracts hundreds of millions of users from all over the world.
The objective is to share information and exclusive content not only with brand enthusiasts and connoisseurs of superb watchmaking artistry but also with future customer generations. To make available photos and videos that reflect its technical know-how and uniquely aesthetic design competence, Patek Philippe has decided to organize a rendezvous on every 18th day of a month at 18:39 Geneva time...a subtle reference to 1839 as the year in which the manufacture was founded.
The initial kickoff is on Sunday, March 18. For the very first time, Patek Philippe will unveil two of the year’s debut models prior to the official opening of Baselworld – exclusively on Instagram.
As every year, the remaining newcomers to the collection will be announced on March 21, the Press Day.
To be among the first to admire Patek Philippe’s 2018 premières, visit @patekphilippe on Instagram at 18:39 on March 18, 2018.
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