Patek Philippe Watches
It is interesting to note that the simple mention of the brand Patek Philippe always seems to create a lasting impact on most people. This brand of luxury timepieces has long been resting at the top of the Swiss watches list, undisturbed by the stiff competition that thrives in the country of dedicated manufacturers. Through the years, Patek Philippe watches have earned the adulation of the high society, including the royalties from different parts of the world.
The name of the company, which was coined from the owners Antoni Patek and Adrien Philippe, has built a strong reputation in the industry of watchmaking. Since the brand was founded in 1868, Patek Philippe has become one of the frontrunners in the development of the trade. It helped in the innovation of the movements and designs for pocketwatches and wristwatches.
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Patek Watches: Luxury at its Best
In general, Patek Philippe replica watches may include two or more features such as the perpetual calendar, moonphase display, split-second hands, minute repeaters and chronograph. One of the most complicated Patek Philippe watches is the 24-function pocketwatch that was sold at an auction for a whopping US$11 million. Aside from the technologies applied to the watches, the elegance of the metals and precious stones also add to the defining qualities of the brand.
The milestones in the production of Patek Philippe copie watches are greatly impressive. From the royalty to the popes, the clientele of Patek Philippe remains unparalleled. The famous Queen Victoria of England had received a number of exclusive watches from the company since 1851. Soon, the brand Patek Philippe has flourished throughout the kingdoms in Europe, making it the official supplier to some political figures and even the popes.
The company currently holds the world record having the most expensive pocketwatch and wristwatch ever sold at the auctions. The latter was recorded at an auction held in Geneva, with a closing price of US$5.50 million. With the kind of people that it serves and the price that it demands from the buyers, it is not surprising that Patek Philippe has become an authority in Swiss luxury watches.
Most of the men’s watches made by Patek Philippe are devised with more complications as compared to those timepieces designed for women. Perhaps the most popular line of watches under the brand is the Calatavra collection. Its trademark design is the round-shaped case with hobnail bezel. However, the additional features as well as the movements of the watches still vary from one to another; they can be automatic, manually wounded or quartz.
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