As the only family-owned watchmaker in Geneva, Patek Philippe’s independence has allowed for total freedom in the creative development process behind each and every watch. Passion lies at the heart of the manufacture. There is no rule book that can dictate the inspiration behind the exquisite craft of a Patek Philippe.
When people join Patek Philippe there is no rule book to tell them how to make watches. Instead a unique culture is fostered, one that encourages openness and ideas. At Patek Philippe everybody is working to make something beautiful. Because Patek Philippe is a family owned company, watches are made with more than a rule book, they are made with heart.
Highly Skilled Watchmakers and Rare Handcraft Artisans
There is no set rule book to define the creation of a Patek Philippe watch. The watchmakers and artisans ultimate aim is to create something beautiful, aesthetically and technically. A deeply rooted creative culture, driven by passion, fuels the inspiration behind the development of each piece.
The Pinnacle of watchmaking; the minute repeater
There can be no short cuts in the assembly of a minute repeater. The master watchmakers are responsible for the unique quality of the gong tones within these precious instruments. A complication considered by connoisseurs to be the ultimate in horology. At Patek Philippe the process requires not only the skill of the watchmaker, but also the discerning ears of Patek Philippe President, Thierry Stern, who personally tests the sound of every minute repeater before it can be approved.
At Patek Philippe, passion for watchmaking is paramount, it drives everything. This spirit is emboldened by the determination to remain independent. As the oldest independent, family-owned Genevan watch manufacture, the long-term vision of total independence guarantees continuity, resilience and a unique creativity.
A Family Owned Company
Patek Philippe is a family owned company. It has created a legacy born out of the experience and ingenuity of countless generations that safeguard a tradition of true innovation. Over 180 years ago the company founders had but one goal: to develop and manufacture the finest timepieces in the world. Each and every generation of owner has and always will adhere to this singular purpose.