20.04.2018

Patek Philippe Philosophy Film - Parts of a puzzle

Our philosophy requires involvement

At Patek Philippe the family is involved on the design of each and every watch, from the first inspiration, to the creation and final realization.

Ref. 4947G
Annual Calendar

Mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber 324 S QA LU. Annual Calendar. Moon phases.

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Patek Philippe 4947G side

The Gemsetter

A setting of precious stones has long been one of the finest ways to complete the lines of a watch. To achieve maximum brilliance, fire, and scintillation, all gems must be of flawless quality, impeccable cut, and set in compliance with the stringent criteria of the Patek Philippe Seal.

Gemsetting at Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe 4947G Dial

The Beauty of a Dial

Making a dial is less a branch of watchmaking, more a dedicated craft in itself. Since the dial is the part of the watch that speaks to us, it must not only be beautiful, but legible. The Ref. 4947G has been endowed with a double vertical and horizontal satin finish reminiscent of wild Chinese shantung silk.

The Making of a Dial

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20.04.2018

Patek Philippe Philosophy Film - Wanting the Perfect Numeral

Our philosophy requires patience

Patek Philippe’s independence allows total creative freedom to develop and craft all watches and movements in-house according to its own strict quality criteria.

Ref. 5496P
Perpetual Calendar

Mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber 324 S QR. Perpetual Calendar with retrograde date hand. Moon phases.

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Patek Philippe 5396P
Patek Philippe 5396P Dial

Beauty by Numbers

The dial is the very face of the watch which interprets and makes sense of the mechanical world of wheels, pinions, and springs which lie beneath. The numerals, themselves a work of minute attention to detail, balance beauty and legibility.

The Making of a Dial. Making the Numerals
Patek Philippe 5396P

A Hallmark of Quality

To symbolise and perpetuate its pursuit of excellence, Patek Philippe has created its own quality label, embossed on all its mechanical timepieces. The Patek Philippe Seal encompasses all the knowledge and unique facets that come into play in designing, building and servicing these exceptional timepieces.

The Patek Philippe Seal

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20.04.2018

Patek Philippe Philosophy Film - The Heart as an Assistant

Our philosophy requires emotion

A Patek Philippe is far more than an instrument that displays the time.

Ref. 5230R
World Time

Mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber 240 HU. 24-hour and day/night indication for 24 time zones.

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Patek Philippe 5230R
Henry and Thierry Stern image

Forever a Family-Owned Business

As the oldest and only remaining family owned Geneva watchmaker, Patek Philippe is determined to protect the freedom the manufacture enjoys to control its own future, producing only timepieces that reflect the quest for the exceptional. A culture which is embodied in its ten core values.

The Ten Values of Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe 5230R Dial Black and White

Guilloché: An ancient art carried out by hand

Straight and circular grooves only tenths of a millimeter thick are engraved on to a Patek Philippe dial by the artisan’s hand. The intersecting grooves form a patina of endlessly varied motifs that catch and reflect the light. The Ref. 5230R is endowed with a basket weave pattern.

The Making of a Dial. The Guilloche Technique

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20.04.2018

Patek Philippe Philosophy Film - No Gimmicks, Thank You

Our philosophy requires innovation

The fine art of watchmaking is intrinsically linked to research and technical developments.

Ref. 5650G
Advanced Research Aquanaut Travel Time

Mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber 324 S C FUS. Local time and home time hours (two time zones).

Advanced Research Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5650G
Patek Philippe Advanced Reseach Aquanaut 5650G
Patek Philippe Advanced Reseach Aquanaut 5650G dial

Dates of a Grand Heritage

The family-owned Patek Philippe manufacture has had an outstanding track record in patented innovation in a history spanning over 175 years. From the seminal importance of the stem-winding system’s introduction in 1845, right up to current innovations made of modern materials such as the Silinvar Spiromax balance spring and Pulsomax escapement.

The History of Patek Philippe
Silinvar hairspring

The Spiromax

At Patek Philippe, technical advances are introduced to improve longterm functional integrity; they are never marketing gimmicks. At the beating heart of The Ref. 5650G Aquanaut features an optimized Spiromax balance spring made of Silinvar; with patented terminal curve and inner boss and a compliant (flexible) mechanism. Innovations that ensure greater precision within mechanical watches.

Advanced Research Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5650G

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20.04.2018

Patek Philippe Philosophy Film - Playing With The Devil

Our philosophy requires decisions

Each Patek Philippe watch embodies over 175 years worth of unprecendented Savoir Faire.

Ref. 5960/1A
Annual Calendar Chronograph

Mechanical self-winding movement. Caliber 28-520 IRM QA-24H Annual Calendar. Flyback Chronograph.

Patek Philippe 5960/1A
Patek Philippe 5960/1A side

The Power of Independence

The chronograph has always featured prominently in the vast range of complications in which Patek Philippe has demonstrated its virtuosity as an independent company.

For over 175 years, the manufacture has created a wealth of different models, many of which count among the timepieces most admired and sought after by connoisseurs and collectors.

A Tradition of Innovation
Patek Philippe 5960/1A Dial

Perfecting the Bracelet

Finishing the case and bracelet that will hold a watch is extremely intricate work requiring a multitude of complex procedures, and is just as important to Patek Philippe as the creation of the movement itself.

Crafting a Case and a Bracelet

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