Patek Philippe believes the beauty of a watch is enhanced by even the tiniest detail

At Patek Philippe, beauty is paramount. Crucially, this goes beyond purely the design aesthetics of the timepiece and represents the mechanical perfection in every component; from the movement, the case, the dial… to the numerals. This never-ending pursuit of beautiful perfection demands an unparalleled level of quality and fine workmanship. What then, does this mean for the numerals of a Patek Philippe watch, when anything less than perfection is unacceptable?

At Patek Philippe, beauty is paramount. Crucially, this goes beyond just the design aesthetics of the watch and represents the mechanical perfection in every component; from the movement, and the case, to the numerals.

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When Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe, wanted the most beautiful, hand-set gold numerals for a new timepiece, he was willing to wait for them. For years, in fact. Normally, numerals of this size had been printed due to the intricacy and small size. But such patient dedication to detail and drive for perfection is worth it; “my solid gold numerals make a difference to the beauty of this Patek Philippe watch. And beauty is all that counts.”

When Thierry Stern, President, asked for hand-set gold retrograde date numerals, he had to wait. Patience is worth it; “Beauty is all that counts.”

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Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand

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