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A Look At Luxury Watches By Patek Philippe

Chickie Maxwell

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If you insist on luxury at its finest, then you will insist on owning, and wearing a Patek Philippe men’s watch. A Patek Philippe watch is considered to be the finest timepiece created in the entire world. Patek Philippe watches are crafted to the highest specifications of the Geneva Seal, and are designed and produced, in such a superior manner, that these incredible watches can be handed down, from one generation to the next.

Patek Philippe watches date back to May 1st, 1839. It was then, that two Polish immigrants founded a company called Patek, Czapek & Cie. Antoni Patek was a businessman and Franciszek Czapek was a watchmaker. In 1844, Adrien Philippe, a French watchmaker introduced his “crown”, stem winding system to Antoni Patek; it was not until M. Czapek left the company in 1845, and Mr. Philippe officially joined the company in 1851, that the company became known as Patek Philippe & Cie. Charles and Jean Stern purchased the company in 1932, and it has remained a family owned empire, ever since. Patek Philippe S. A. was passed down to the fourth generation, in 2009.

Mr. Philippe Stern’s vision was born from a strong belief in many significant values that are an enduring testimony, to the longevity and success of this company. He believed in independence; independence allowed the company to develop their own long term goals, enabling them to determine their own destiny. He insisted upon following the tradition of maintaining the “Art of Fine Watchmaking”, and believes that the quality and workmanship that goes into making a watch must never be compromised. It takes over twelve hundred separate operations to create one single watch. This attention to detail iswhat separates a Patek Phillepe watch, from other finely made watches.

Despite the fact that Patek Philippe watches rely heavily upon tradition, innovation is also an integral part of the company. The designers and watch makers at Patek Philippe have been granted over 70 patents, and they are always striving to develop new and innovative ways to improve their impeccable, watchmaking processes. Because of their unique manner in which they make, design and produce their watches, owning a Patek Phillipe watch means that you own a watch that is not only very rare, it is also a timepiece that will become a valuable heirloom, that will be passed down from one generation to the next, for many generations to come. The value of these incredible timepieces, are both emotional, as well as material.

The beauty of a Patek Philiipe watch is visible to the naked eye; the beauty of what makes this watch so unique and special, is hidden, under the face of the watch. It is difficult to imagine that there are literally hundreds of working parts, all working in unison, in order for the Patek Philippe watch to keep impeccable time. It is with heart and soul that these watches are made, and it is with heart and soul that these watches are purchased. Purchasing, or acquiring a Ptek Phillipe watch is certain to mark a significant milestone in your life. Owning a watch of such stature is something to be proud of.

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