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

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…

What Sealed The Deal – Andrio's Patek Philippe Aquanaut ref. 5167A-001

We were the stars of the show at the first ever Time+Tide event in Brisbane a few weeks back. That is, until Andrio turned up with his Patek Philippe Aquanaut. This watch has a way of winning the day, whenever it gets revealed from under a cuff.   I started my watch collections with Panerai. Big watches. I had 24 Panerais at one point in my life. Then I had a mass consolidation, and realised I was more around 40,…

RECOMMENDED READING: An interview with one of the world's foremost vintage Patek Philippe collectors

John Reardon is one of the world's foremost experts on collectible vintage watches, having recently left his position as Christie's International Head of Watches, and one of the areas he is most passionate about is vintage Patek Philippe. So what better way to express that passion and put his wealth of knowledge to good use than start his own dealership of vintage Patek Philippe? He launched Collectability to guide interested members of the watch world on their Patek Philippe collecting…

3 things you never knew about the Patek Philippe Nautilus

The Patek Philippe Nautilus forms the basis of this historic brand's sports collection, which rivals the very best in the business. And the genesis of this iconic model shares its history with another legendary sports watch, further cementing the status of the man behind both pieces. Designed by Gérald Genta, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak hit the market four years before he followed up with the Nautilus, which debuted in 1976. Being responsible for two of the industry's most recognisable…

How to justify your watch purchases to your partner, a new series, starting with 'The Heirloom Defence'

MEET THE ENABLER: Defending the indefensible is a tiresome but necessary business. Obviously, we understand that you've found a new must-have watch to add to your collection (congratulations!). But the next step, making it happen, may not always fly with non-believers whose reactions will likely range from horror to derision to divorce. That's where The Enabler comes in … Use his advanced levels of sophistry to validate your latest, or next, acquisition. The problem is that, to your wife, it's…

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