Patek Philippe is to haute horlogerie what Rolex is to sport wrist watches: a living legend. Together with an exception: since The year 1839 the corporation has consistently been able to make excellent on its vow to construct the most wonderful and precious swiss watches in the world. No matter whether extremely advanced or extremely simple, Patek wristwatches have collectors the world over rushing to get in on the adventure. However the action does not come cheaper. Patek Philippe delivers approximately thirty thousand and -five thousand swiss wrist watches a year. From ultra-slim models to extra-complicated pieces, the Patek collection covers every variety of mechanical wristwatch, using about 13 caliber bases (designed in-house), for only a total of roughly fifty various movements. Over fifty percent of the designer watches caused by the King of Swiss watch making come with a variety of sophisticated additional characteristics or are actual complication gold watches.
It's certainly no coincidence that the six most sophisticated pocket watches in this world are set up by Patek. The Henry Graves, that was finished in 1933 after 7 years of advancement, consists of the twenty-four complications and stays unchallenged as the most costly watch across the globe (it was sold for more than $20 thousand in 1999). The Caliber 89, released in 2000, it boasted twenty-one complications, including a five-gong striking complication that reproduces all of the Westminster carillon's unique melody. Fans of more basic wristwatches will look to the Calatrava, which includes epitomized the Patek Philippe trend since 1932. Simpleness in its most expensive form is made up of a gold plated or platinum rounded case, hour and minute indications and automatic or mechanical movement and at the very most, seconds and date display. Depend on shelling out around $17,400 for an 19-carat gold case on an alligator band.