Vol. IV No. 7 / 2019

Welcome to the week

Nicholas Foulkes considers the historical cues for the design of the new steel Ref. 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar watch.

Director of photography: Jake Walters

Vol. IV No. 5 / 2018

Enter the dragon

Behind the scenes at the Wang family workshop in Shaanxi province, China, where a father and daughter keep the magic of shadow puppet theater alive.

Photographer: Ben Quinton / Shadow puppet craftsmen: Wang Tianwen & Wang Haiyan

Vol. IV No. 4 / 2017

Anatomy of a classic: ref. 5002

Our horological correspondent Nicholas Foulkes discusses the Sky Moon Tourbillon, a seminal model in Patek Philippe's oeuvre. He looks at the context in which the model was conceived and reveals what it is that makes the watch's minute repeater chime sound so exquisite.

Director of photography: Jonas Marguet, Yves Kuperberg
Set design: Flora Mottini


Delve inside the Madrid workshops of Factum Arte, a company that is working to conserve and replicate the world’s cultural heritage and contribute to contemporary artworks via the use of new technologies, including recent projects in collaboration with Marina Abramović and Grayson Perry.

Director: Ben Roberts
Director of photography: James Rajotte
Stills: Alamy

In love with lava

Follow a journey to extreme and awe-inspiring volcanic locations as the photographer Olivier Grunewald recalls some of his most memorable trips to capture these brooding, lava-spouting mountains.

Director of photography: Christophe Boulze
Sound: Olivier Lechat
Archival footage: Marc Caillet, Régis Etienne, Olivier Grunewald, Pierre Vetsch

The greatest show on earth

Following the success of last year’s Grand Exhibition, John Reardon, from Christie’s New York, explains how the American market has influenced design at Patek Philippe.

Director of Photography : Adam Golfer
Stills: Alamy, Library of Congress, John Reardon

Life and Times: Ray Charles

Ray Charles Junior reminisces about his childhood, recalling the special braille timepiece that Patek Philippe produced for his musician father.

Director of photography: Adam Golfer
Stills: Alamy, Getty Images

Vol. IV No. 3 / 2017

Life and times

Timothy Naftali, a presidential historian and the founding director of the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in California, discusses the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy – and the remarkable Patek Philippe clock that was given to Kennedy as a gift during his famous trip to West Berlin.

Director of Photography: Sasha Arutyunova, Ike Edeani / Still Photos: Alamy; Bridgeman; Getty Images; John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

How to turn heads

We visit the London workshop of Philip Treacy, whose early work appeared in the very first Patek Philippe magazine. Now one of the world’s most celebrated milliners, we see how he uses the formier Lorenzo Ré’s wooden hat blocks to create his own fantastical haute couture hat designs.

Director of Photography: Mel Yates / Stills: Jérôme Galland, Getty Images

Patek Philippe in America

From world’s fairs to Patek Philippe’s own The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition in New York in 2017, exhibitions have played an important part in fostering the company’s long and fruitful relationship with the US. John Reardon explains.

Director of photography: Adam Uhl / Stills & archival footage: Alamy, Getty, Library of Congress

In other words

The choreographer and dancer Tan Hui-Chen describes the way in which she has been influenced by the ancient Chinese language of Nüshu – a language created and used only by women in a small area of southern China – in her critically-acclaimed dance productions

Choreography: Tan Hui-Chen
With thanks to: Water Reflection Dance Ensemble

Vol. IV No. 2 / 2016


As the Nautilus celebrates its 40th birthday, Patek Philippe’s iconic steel wristwatch seems as fresh as the day that Gérald Genta unveiled his first design. Nicholas Foulkes celebrates the versatility and longevity of this much-loved model.

Director of Photography: Jake Walters

Another time, another place

All time is measured from the prime meridian at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in London. Dr David Rooney, Keeper of Technologies and Engineering at the city’s Science Museum, explains why.

Director of Photography: Adrian Wolfson
Archival Footage and Stills: Alamy, Architekturmuseum TU Berlin, Bridgeman, Getty Images, The Times/News Syndication

Land of fire and ice

Award-winning landscape photographer Simon Norfolk recounts his adventures in the Kamchatka peninsula at the eastern edge of Russia: experiencing the wilderness is a privilege as well as a challenge, he finds.

Director of Photography: Adrian Wolfson
Still Photography: Simon Norfolk

Divining the path to harmony

Photographer Andrew Rowat travelled to Anhui province in China to meet a seventh generation feng shui compass maker.

Director of Photography: Algirdas Bakas
Still Photos: Andrew Rowat

Land of fire and ice, part two

Before he traveled to Kamchatka, the photographer Simon Norfolk had been on a number of exciting assignments for Patek Philippe magazine. Here he recalls his trips to Socotra, Syria and Iraq.

Director of Photography: Adrian Wolfson
Still Photography: Simon Norfolk

Vol. IV No. 1 / 2016

Origami emblem

Robert J. Lang folds a Calatrava cross from one single piece of paper.

クレジット: Director of photography, Adrian Gaut

Wide blue yonder

It was the practical needs of the earliest aviators that dictated design rules of the pilot watch, says Nick Foulkes, introducing the Calatrava Pilot.

Director of Photography: Frederic Aranda
Archival footage: Getty Images
Stills: Getty Images, Library of Congress

Sweet thing

Watch amezaiku (candy sculpture) expert Shinri Tezuka at work.

Director: Christoffer Rudquist
Director of photography: Hirokazu Kishida
Editor: Andonis Trattos
Grading: Joseph Bicknell


John Reardon celebrates Gilbert Albert, designer of Princess Marta zu Windisch-Graetz of Austria’s famous 1960 18k-gold bracelet watch, as well as many other masterpieces at Patek Philippe

Director of Photography: Raspberry & Jam
Still Photos: Christie’s Images Ltd, John Reardon

Vol. III No. 12 / 2015


James Malcolmson meets one of the founders of professional surfing, the acclaimed board shaper Randy Rarick, at his home in Honolulu.

クレジット: Director of photography, Jesse Chehak
Archival footage: Opper Sports Productions

Taking on the World

Peter Bellerby, globemaker, on the history of his craft and his landmark commission for the Louvre museum in Paris.

Credits: Director of photography, Tom Turley
Still photos: AKG, Alamy, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Getty, private collection

Bucking the trend

The architectural successes of maverick inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983).

クレジット:Footage, audio and images of Buckminster Fuller and his works, courtesy of The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Still photos: Alamy, Corbis, ESTO, Getty

Africa’s Eden

Videographer Carol Sachs filmed behind the scenes on a shoot for Patek Philippe magazine in São Tomé, an island off the western equatorial coast of Africa.

クレジット:Carol Sachs

Forecasting the future

Nick Foulkes takes us on a journey through the history of perpetual calendars at Patek Philippe.

クレジット:Frederic Aranda, Mark Arrigo

Homage to horology

The directors of Patek Philippe’s three salons take us on a tour of the magnificent premises in Geneva, Paris and London.

クレジット:Director of photography, Tom Turley
Still photos: Lee Mawdsley


Musician Stephen Coates from the X-Ray Audio project explains the origins of music “on the bone”.


Vol. III No. 11 / 2015


Manufacture guide, Daniel Jaquet (formerly head of movement components, development and production) takes us on a tour of Patek Philippe’s unsung heroes: the watchmaking tools.

クレジット: Director of photography, Christophe Michaud


The Passion of Christ at Santa Maria Novella pharmacy are among Mariotto di Nardo’s best preserved frescos. Sonia Chiodo explains their significance.

クレジット: The Bridgeman Art Library - Photo Scala, Florence. The restoration was undertaken on behalf of the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della Città di Firenze.


It is the hands-on experience of astronomy that connects us to the universe, says Kristen Lippincott, the former director of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

Credits: With thanks to University College London Observatory
Still photos: AKG, Alamy, Corbis, Getty, Middle Tennessee State University


Artist Macoto Murayama explains his fascination with flowers and the process behind the botanical blueprints he creates in his Kanagawa workspace.

クレジット:Shiho Fukada, Macoto Murayama


American artist Caleb Charland is inspired by the work of early experimental photographers.

クレジット:Jeremy Liebman, Courtesy MIT Museum and William Henry Fox Talbot, by John Moffat


The genesis of a creation inspired by Lake Geneva. Interview with Sandrine Stern, Head of Watch Creation at Patek Philippe.

クレジット:Frederic Aranda


Classic car collector Justin Banks explains his particular passion for the 1962 Facel II and why he can never part with it

クレジット:James Aiken, Tom Turley

Vol. III No. 10 / 2014


Wolfgang Thöner, Head of Collection at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, explains the impact of the Bauhaus School of Design – inspiration for Patek Philippe’s iconic Calatrava watch – and how its treasures are to be kept for future generations

クレジット:Kate Reid, Getty Images


A whistlestop tour of World’s Fairs

クレジット:AKG images, Alamy, Art Resource, Bildarchiv und Grafiksammlung Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Bridgeman, Corbis, Mary Evans, Framepool, Getty Images, INA, Roger Viollet


The origins of many private American museums lie in the private collections amassed by the tycoons of the gilded age. Stacy Perman explains.

クレジット:Age fotostock, AKG images, Alamy, Bridgeman, Corbis, Framepool, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Huntington Library Collection, Lost & Found films, Office for Metropolitan History, Museum of the City of New York, Scala


「マッドメン」時代へ遡る、パテック フィリップの画期的な広告が生まれるまでの軌跡と、商業戦略の歴史的変遷をピーター・ヨークが考察する。

クレジット:Jake Walters, Advertising Archive, Corbis, Getty Images, Kobal Collection

Illustrating 175 years of Patek Philippe

Artist Nabil Nezzar explains how he created the stunning artwork for our special anniversary issue.

クレジット:artworks (c) Nabil Nezzar/Folio Agency

Patek Philippe 175th Anniversary

Nick Foulkes chooses his favorite pieces from a special Christie’s auction in November 2014, celebrating Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary.

クレジット:Frederic Aranda

Vol. III No. 9 / 2013


ロンドンDulwich Picture Gallery学芸員、歴史家ロイス・オリヴァー氏

クレジット:Jake Walters, Art Institute of Chicago, Banco de Espana, Bridgeman, Getty Images, Kassel Museum, Museu del Modernisme Català, RMN, Scala



クレジット:AKG, Alamy, Getty Images, TopFoto



写真クレジット:Christophe Michaud


Photographer Guido Mocafico on his nature morte project and the nineteenth-century glassmakers, the Blaschkas

クレジット:Bridgeman, Laure Flammarion, Guido Mocafico



クレジット:BMW Group MediaPool, Christian Kain



クレジット:Joël Tettamanti, Jeremy Ayer, Alexander Story



クレジット:Atelier Carlos Cruz-Diez, ÖE Buddy Mays/Corbis, Getty Images, Christophe Boulze and Oliver Caillard



クレジット:AKG images, Art Archive, Bridgeman, Getty Images, Getty Research Institute, James Reeve

Vol. III No. 8 / 2013


パテック フィリップ名誉会長フィリップ・スターンが新しいカラトラバ5123モデルの魅力を語る




クレジット:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division, David F. Martin, Nicolette Bromberg



クレジット:Oliver Caillard, Christophe Michaud



クレジット:Adrian Gaut


世界の蒐集家たちを魅了してやまないパテック フィリップの記念タイムピースについてニック・フォークスがジョン・リアドンに聞く

クレジット:写真 Jean-Daniel Meyer



クレジット:AKG, Bridgeman, Corbis, ITN Source, Scala, Andrej Uspenski



クレジット:写真 Christophe Boulze & Olivier Caillard



クレジット:AKG, Alamy, Bridgeman, Camera Press, Centre des Documents Nationaux, Corbis, Getty, Pedro Pegenaute

Vol. III No. 7 / 2012


1860年創業のフルッキガー社は、60年以上にわたりパテック フィリップの文字盤を製作してきた

クレジット:James Bort, Mark Arrigo



クレジット:Henry Bourne, Alamy, Getty Images, Kobal, MGM, Rex Features, Thames & Hudson



クレジット:AKG Images, Corbis, Getty Images, David Rumsey Collection



クレジット:Thomas Brown, The University of Manchester Library, Alamy, Getty Images, Bridgeman Art



クレジット:New York Public Library, The Royal Society, SuperStock

Vol. III No. 6 / 2012


パテック フィリップ・ニューヨーク社長ハンク・エーデルマンが真摯な姿勢で市場と向き合った50年年間を振り返る

クレジット:Lighthouse Films, AKG, British Airways, Esto, Getty Images



クレジット:Simon Norfolk, Scala Florence

Vol. III No. 5 / 2011



Credits: Arcaid, Corbis, Esto, Eyevine, Getty Images, Otto, James Ransom, View, McGraw Hill



クレジット:Dan Susman, Paul Freeman

Vol. III No. 4 / 2011



クレジット:Louise Woerhle



クレジット:Philip Lee Harvey



クレジット:Philip Lee Harvey