Серия IV Номер 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

Серия IV Номер 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

Серия IV Номер 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

Серия IV Номер 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

Серия IV Номер 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

Серия IV Номер 1 / 2016

Origami emblem

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

Cведения об авторах: 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

Жизнь и время

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

Серия III Номер 12 / 2015


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

Cведения об авторах: 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).

Cведения об авторах: 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.

Cведения об авторах: Carol Sachs

Forecasting the future

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

Cведения об авторах: 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.

Cведения об авторах: 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”.

Серия III Номер 11 / 2015

Instrumental to perfection

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.

Cведения об авторах: Director of photography, Christophe Michaud

The ancient house of healing

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

Cведения об авторах: 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.

Roden Crater – Naked Eye Observatory

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

The Secret World

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

Cведения об авторах: Shiho Fukada, Macoto Murayama

Science, illustrated

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

Cведения об авторах: Jeremy Liebman, Courtesy MIT Museum and William Henry Fox Talbot, by John Moffat

On the crest of a wave

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

Cведения об авторах: Frederic Aranda

Viva Las Vega

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

Cведения об авторах: James Aiken, Tom Turley

Серия III Номер 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

Cведения об авторах: Kate Reid, Getty Images

Industry of nations

A whistlestop tour of World’s Fairs

Cведения об авторах: AKG images, Alamy, Art Resource, Bildarchiv und Grafiksammlung Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Bridgeman, Corbis, Mary Evans, Framepool, Getty Images, INA, Roger Viollet

Grand commissioners

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

Cведения об авторах: 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

The making of a brand

Peter York compares two very different advertising men of the 1950s and 60s, who led the scene on Madison Avenue at the time when Patek Philippe first truly established its brand in the modern world.

Cведения об авторах: 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.

Cведения об авторах: 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.

Cведения об авторах: Frederic Aranda

Серия III Номер 9 / 2013

Искусство создания визуальных эффектов

Лоис Оливер, куратор и специалист по истории искусств, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Лондон

Cведения об авторах: Jake Walters, Art Institute of Chicago, Banco de Espana, Bridgeman, Getty Images, Kassel Museum, Museu del Modernisme Català, RMN, Scala

Открытый и закрытый корпус

Джон Реардон изучает историю часов с «офицерским» корпусом

Cведения об авторах: AKG, Alamy, Getty Images, TopFoto

Открытый и закрытый корпус

Создание Мод. 5227

Фотографии: Кристоф Мишо

«Стеклянный зверинец»

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

Cведения об авторах: Bridgeman, Laure Flammarion, Guido Mocafico

Автомобиль в качестве холста

Когда искусство находит передвижные носители, результат может превзойти все ожидания: коллекция BMW Art Car

Cведения об авторах: BMW Group MediaPool, Кристиан Кейн

Твердыня вечная

Автор Роберт Беван пересекает Эфиопию, чтобы запечатлеть на пленку легендарные подземные церкви в Лалибеле.

Cведения об авторах: Жоэль Теттаманти, Джереми Айер, Александр Стори

Мощное заявление

Искусство Карлоса Круза-Диеза на Гури Дам и в прочих общественных проектах

Cведения об авторах: Мастерская Карлоса Круза-Диеза © Buddy Mays/Corbis, Getty Images, Кристоф Булз и Оливье Кайар

Яркое сияние

От первого успеха в должности «мастеров фейерверков» при дворе Людовика XV до современной Франции, наследие братьев Руджери пережило века.

Cведения об авторах: AKG images, Art Archive, Bridgeman, Getty Images, Getty Research Institute, Джеймс Рив

Серия III Номер 8 / 2013

Простота и незамысловатость

Филипп Стерн представляет новые часы Calatrava Мод. 5123

Cведения об авторах: Scala

Встреча Востока и Западного побережья

Отрывки из работ Кио Койке, одного из основателей японо-американского союза фотографов Seattle Camera Club

Cведения об авторах: Библиотека Университета Вашингтона, отдел тематических коллекций, Девид Ф. Мартин, Николетт Бромберг

Совершенство полировки

Путешествие Ника Фоулкеса в мир Nautilus

Cведения об авторах: Оливер Кайар, Кристоф Мишо

Возрожденный остров

Рыбацкий остров Фого, расположенный у побережья Ньюфаундленда, стал пристанищем художников

Cведения об авторах: Адриан Гот

Часть истории

Джон Реардон и Ник Фоулкес рассматривают ограниченные серии Patek Philippe

Cведения об авторах: Фотографии Жан-Даниэля Мейера

Перья и пламя

Джордж Уильямсон, хореограф Английского национального балета, о новой постановке балета Стравинского «Жар-птица»

Cведения об авторах: AKG, Bridgeman, Corbis, ITN Source, Scala, Андрей Успенский

Магические чары

Гийом Фео приглашает в свою мастерскую краснодеревщика в Париже

Cведения об авторах: Фотографии Кристофа Булза и Оливье Кайара

Священные чудовища

В любом древнем городе Вам непременно встретятся горгульи

Cведения об авторах: AKG, Alamy, Bridgeman, Camera Press, Centre des Documents Nationaux, Corbis, Getty, Pedro Pegenaute

Серия III Номер 7 / 2012

Искусство создания циферблатов

На протяжении более шести десятилетий основанная в 1860 году компания Cadrans Flückiger занималась производством циферблатов для Patek Philippe

Cведения об авторах: Джеймс Борт, Марк Арриго

Архитектор мечты

Воображаемый мир сэра Кена Адама

Cведения об авторах: Henry Bourne, Alamy, Getty Images, Kobal, MGM, Rex Features, Thames and Hudson

Атласские горы

Инфо-графика с 1800-х годов

Cведения об авторах: AKG Images, Corbis, Getty Images, Коллекция Девида Рамсея

Искусство переплета

Выставка переплета Tregaskis

Cведения об авторах: Томас Браун, библиотека Университета Манчестера, Alamy, Getty Images, Bridgeman Art

Со звездами на ты

Этьен Леопольд Трувело

Cведения об авторах: Публичная библиотека Нью-Йорка, The Royal Society, SuperStock

Серия III Номер 6 / 2012

Американская мечта

Отрывки из интервью с Хенком Эдельманом, председателем правления нью-йоркского подразделения Patek Philippe, взятое по случаю пятнадцатилетней годовщины его работы в компании

Cведения об авторах: Lighthouse Films, AKG, British Airways, Esto, Getty Images

Полная тишина

История Немрут-Даг

Cведения об авторах: Симон Норфолк, Scala Florence

Серия III Номер 5 / 2011

Американские топ-модели

Архитектор Ричард Мейер в своем музее в Нью-Йорке

Cведения об авторах: Arcaid, Corbis, Esto, Eyevine, Getty Images, Otto, James Ransom, View, McGraw Hill

Empire Builder

Стамбул Мимара Синана

Cведения об авторах: Ден Сасмен, Пол Фриман

Серия III Номер 4 / 2011

Жизнь и время

Удивительная история лейтенанта Чарльза Уорла и его часов Patek Philippe

Cведения об авторах: Луиза Уорл

Пелена таинственности

Финальный штрих

Cведения об авторах: Филип Ли Харвей

Пелена таинственности

За кадром

Cведения об авторах: Филип Ли Харвей, Corbis

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