Founded in 1839 Patek Philippe is a bastion of independence, tradition and innovation, creating some of the world’s most desirable timepieces.

This is why I didn't trade my entire collection for my grail, a Patek Philippe 5066 Aquanaut

Almost two years ago I had the opportunity to acquire a watch that was on my grail list – the Patek Philippe 5066 Aquanaut. The deal Not having an unlimited source of funds to blow on a beautiful watch, the transaction necessitated that I not part with one of my watches, but rather all of the watches in my collection (in addition to a few thousand dollars). Like a fantasy football trade, to get one of the best of the…

A detailed breakdown of why the Patek Philippe Nautilus is, and always will be, the best steel sports watch of all time

Editor's note:The furore over the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 in recent years – that we have covered exhaustively – is interesting to consider in the context of this piece, that was written way back in 2014. It is essentially a long and detailed review of the new Nautilus models that were released that year. It was quite a collection, too. For Nautilus fans, this year had everything. And, from the perspective of 2020, which so far has been lean to say the…

A design that divides – the Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref.6007A-001 meets its lookalikes head on

Patek Philippe's first wristwatch of 2020 didn't go down quite as well as the complicated models that have followed this week to practically unanimous praise. By contrast, the Calatrava Ref.6007A-001, limited to just 1000 pieces and made to celebrate the legacy brand's new manufacture was met with many more brickbats than bouquets. Why? Well, according to many it didn't quite manage that delicate dance between being inspired by existing models and, uh, borrowing too heavily from them. But are the…

The 4 details that make the the all-new Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 6007A-001 Limited Edition so compelling

2020 has been a year for a lot of things: a global pandemic, a quarter of a year spent indoors, no Baselworld, no Olympics, and iconic watchmakers like Patek Philippe and Rolex seemingly putting the kibosh on any new novelties. Except, while the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation has so far stuck to their guns, a short while ago Patek Philippe told authorised dealers across the globe that they would indeed be releasing a limited number of new watches this year. And…

From Salt Bae to Brad Pitt, 7 Patek Philippe Nautilus wearers you might not know about

The Patek Philippe Nautilus remains one of the most coveted watches in the world, with a long waiting list for anyone buying through an AD, and and prices fetching well above RRP on the secondary market. It is a favourite amongst current-day celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, however with a little digging we have discovered some more surprising owners in showbiz and beyond. A little backstory first. The original Nautilus was launched in 1976 as a contemporary in design and…

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