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Patek Philippe

Author : Nicholas Foulkes
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The definitive history of the world-renowned watchmakers, Patek Philippe.
 
Founded in Geneva in 1839, and to this day a family-owned company, Patek Philippe makes what are widely regarded as the world’s finest mechanical watches. Among them, the most valuable watch ever made: the famous 1933 pocket watch known as the “Graves” supercomplication, which sold at auction in 2014 for $23,934,00. A cult among collectors, Patek Philippe and its timepieces have been treasured by kings and princes, rock stars, and sportsmen. Notable customers of the storied Swiss watchmaker include Queen Victoria, and her great-great-granddaughter HM Queen Elizabeth II. 
 
Drawing exclusively on interviews with the company’s owners and with staff and watchmakers past and present, as well as on hitherto unseen documents from the company’s archives, Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography, celebrates the history of a unique company. Nicholas Foulkes traces the Patek Philippe history from founder Antoine Norbert de Patek’s early life in Poland as a young cavalry officer fighting in a doomed uprising. He recounts Patek’s exile, his life in Geneva, his meeting with gifted watchmaker Jean Adrien Philippe, and the 1932 purchase of the company by the Stern family who, over four generations, have turned it into the legend that it is today.

Patek Philippe Cult Object And Investment

Author : J. Michael Mehltretter
ISBN : 9780764342134
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Through over 200 vivid color photos, detailed descriptions, and in-depth reporting about valuations, this book is a guide for both watch lovers and investors. It opens up new investment possibilities for the selection and purchase of rare watches by Patek Philippe using an unerringly promising approach! These valuable watches from Geneva represent real property. In an era of bank failures and immense losses, when investors are looking for investments in properties of certain value, classic Patek Philippe wristwatches can be nearly crisis-proof additions to an investment portfolio. This reference gives readers all the necessary details about vintage watches, from dials to hallmarks, allowing readers to invest with confidence. And, of course, this magnificent book contains plenty of information and beautiful photography for those who want only to appreciate the art, aesthetics, and technical excellence of these fine watches.

Patek Philippe Highlights

Author : Herbert James
ISBN : 9780764343223
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A young rebel named Antoni Norbert Patek de Prawdzic fled war-torn Poland in 1832 and embarked upon a career path that led him to watchmaker Jean-Adrien Philippe, inventor of the revolutionary built-in crown winding mechanism. In the 160 years since the pair founded Patek Philippe, the line has remained, without a doubt, one of the most traditional and noble watch manufacturers in the world. This illustrated book couples the most exclusive and beautiful timepieces the Genevan brand has ever manufactured with informative history and alluring photographs. Featured inside are several of the most popular examples from three of the company's outstanding watch families: the uncomplicated but cherished Calatrava collection, the groundbreaking sports line Nautilus, and the cross-generational Gondolo family. Each watch is accompanied by a complete list of technical specifications. This book is an essential acquisition for both casual fans and long-time connoisseurs of the brand.

Patek Philippe In America Marketing The World S Foremost Watch

Author : John Reardon
ISBN : 9780982037928
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PATEK PHILIPPE IN AMERICA explores the history of Patek Philippe and its relationship with the American market through an extensive collection of company advertisements and documents. The richly illustrated oversized coffee table book highlights many of the most important watches, technical innovations, and U.S. retailers of the 19th and 20th century. Many of the most famous American Patek Philippe owners and collectors are revealed including Joe DiMaggio, Duke Ellington, Walt Disney, Bing Crosby, and John F. Kennedy. Researched and written by John Reardon, the book explores the untold story of the world's foremost watch.

Patek Philippe German English And French Edition

Author : Philippe Patek
ISBN : 9783829014496
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Patek Philippe By Patek Philippe Gregato Giorgio Vecchi Paolo De 1999 Hardcover

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Patek Philippe Steel Watches

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With this magnificent volume, watch expert and authority John Goldberger, author of 100 Superlative Rolex Watches, presents the most beautiful and remarkable watches ever fitted with steel cases by the Geneva-based watch company Patek Philippe. With the collaboration of the world’s leading collectors and connoisseurs, the collection presented in this exclusive publication is the result of painstaking research, supplemented by professional photographs that show the most minute details and characteristics of the movement, case and dial of each timekeeper. With 187 superb examples, as well as over 900 color illustrations and 800 descriptive texts, this volume offers the watch collector and enthusiast invaluable information about the finest rare masterpieces of Patek Philippe’s production, including recent research on referencenumbers, dials, movements, related calibers and each watch’s year of production. Organized in 12 chapters, this tome covers a century of the company’s quintessential spirit and style.

Patek Philippe In America Reference Guide Volume 1

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This book is the second book in the 'Patek Philippe in America' series and focuses on the identification of Patek Philippe men's wristwatches produced by the company in the 20th century. The references are presented using original advertisements, archive images and promotional material. In addition, a large selection of 20th century pocket watches are included, making this comprehensive book an indispensable Patek Philippe resource for collectors and watch enthusiasts. A TRUE VISUAL HISTORY OF THE BRAND: OVER 1000 PATEK PHILIPPE WATCHES PRESENTED IN ORDER BY REFERENCE NUMBER.

Patek Philippe Geneve Montres Bracelets Armbanduhren Orologi Da Polso Wristwatches Second Edition

Author : Martin Huber; Alan Banbery
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DATE OF PUBLICATION IS 1998, NOT 1898! This copy was printed in Germany in 2002. Text is in in English, French, Italian and German

Patek Philippe Steel Watches

Author : John Goldberger
ISBN : 9788890532306
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John Goldberger illustrates what he considers to be the most interesting examples ever produced in steel by Patek Philippe. One hundred eighty seven examples, including the current models, traced back through time thanks to painstaking research, with the collaboration of some of the most renowned collectors in the world, and photographed to show the characteristics of the movement, case and dial of each example in the best possible way.A detailed research to discover the most beautiful and rarest examples of Patek Philippe watches manufactured in steel. A journey in the quintessence of the Patek Philippe spirit. Over 900 colour illustrations and 800 descriptions provide the collector and watch enthusiast with invaluable and rare informations on case reference numbers, dials, movements, related calibers and the year of production of each watch.The book is divided into twelve chapters: Pocket Watches and ClocksRound WristwatchesRectangular WristwatchesWater-proof Wristwatches Chronograph WristwatchesPerpetual Calendar Wristwatches with moon phasesMilitary Watches Self-Winding Wristwatches A magnetic Wristwatches Nautilus Modern Wristwatches Watch parts

Patek Philippe

Author : Nicholas Foulkes
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Patek Philippe Steel Watches

Author : John Golberger
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With this magnificent volume, watch expert and authority John Goldberger, author of "100 Superlative Rolex Watches," presents the most beautiful and remarkable watches ever fitted with steel cases by the Geneva-based watch company Patek Philippe. With the collaboration of the world's leading collectors and connoisseurs, the collection presented in this exclusive publication is the result of painstaking research, supplemented by professional photographs that show the most minute details and characteristics of the movement, case and dial of each timekeeper. With 187 superb examples, as well as over 900 color illustrations and 800 descriptive texts, this volume offers the watch collector and enthusiast invaluable information about the finest rare masterpieces of Patek Philippe's production, including recent research on referencenumbers, dials, movements, related calibers and each watch's year of production. Organized in 12 chapters, this tome covers a century of the company's quintessential spirit and style.

Patek Philippe

Author : J. Michael Mehltretter
ISBN : 0764342134
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Through over 200 vivid color photos, detailed descriptions, and in-depth reporting about valuations, this book is a guide for both watch lovers and investors. It opens up new investment possibilities for the selection and purchase of rare watches by Patek Philippe using an unerringly promising approach! These valuable watches from Geneva represent real property. In an era of bank failures and immense losses, when investors are looking for investments in properties of certain value, classic Patek Philippe wristwatches can be nearly crisis-proof additions to an investment portfolio. This reference gives readers all the necessary details about vintage watches, from dials to hallmarks, allowing readers to invest with confidence. And, of course, this magnificent book contains plenty of information and beautiful photography for those who want only to appreciate the art, aesthetics, and technical excellence of these fine watches.

Patek Philippe Gen Ve

Author : Martin Huber
ISBN : OCLC:718209331
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Patek Philippe Gen Ve

Author : Catherine Rebord
ISBN : OCLC:717515830
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Collecting Nautilius And Modern Patek Philippe Wristwatches

Author : Guido Mondani
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These 3 volumes represent an essential guide to know, collect and invest safely in Patek Philippe. They include more than 2000 Patek Philippe wristwatches, everyone photographed in natural colors and more than 500 full page images. The first two volumes show the wristwatches from their creation to 2003 and the third one is divided into two parts: one is about all the creations from 2004 to 2010 and the other one, larger and prevalent, is entirely dedicated to the Nautilus. The books come together with the updated price list of all published watches. Are you a watch collector and want to know everything about modern and vintage Patek Philippe watches? Have you recently approached the world of these watches and are looking for assured answers to your doubts? Are you a watch dealer and want to know exactly what you are buying or selling? Do you want to know the real value of your Patek Philippe wristwatches? For all this and much much more, these books are perfect for you! TOPICS All typologies of models are published in this edition: AquanautCalatravaAnnualcalendarPerpetual calendarChronograph with perpetual calendar split-secondsCelestialClassic and “form” watchesChronographChronograph and Perpetual calendarSplit-seconds chronographEllipseMoon phasesTimezoneGondoloNautilusOfficerWorld TimeArt watchesComplicated watchesRepeating watchesRepeating watches with tourbillonPower reserve and world timeSky moonEnamelMilitary watchesTourbillon These books also provide the updated estimates of every Patek Philippe ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like first to thank all of you, collectors and professionals, whose passion and energy keep alive the art of horology. That art no doubt deserves a much greater homage than this humblebook, which is nevertheless wholeheartedly dedicated to you. Horology is both art and technology. It has to do with conceiving ideas and bringing them tolife. For centuries, horology has been an expression of the cultural wealth of certain Societies. Today, computers and new technology make information ever more accessible, while at the same time making the finely-honed skills of superb artisans appear even more precious by contrast. Special thanks go to Mr. Philippe Stern, CEO of Patek Philippe. Special thanks go also to Franca and Guido Mondani. Their passion and dedication have brought forth many excellent andauthoritative books that have enriched collectors of fine horology throughout the world. OSVALDO PATRIZZI

Patek Philippe Museum

Author : Patek Philippe Museum
ISBN : 2839900793
Genre : Clocks and watches
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Patek Philippe Gen Ve

Author : Catherine Rebord
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Patek Philippe Geneve

Author : Martin Huber
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Timepieces For Royality 1850 1910 By Patek Philippe

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