Patek Philippe @patekphilippe
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On the 18th of each month at 18:39 GMT +2, uncover the story of the last independent, family-owned Genevan watch manufacturer #PatekTime
204 Posts
683k Followers
228 Following
On the 18th of each month at 18:39 GMT +2, uncover the story of the last independent, family-owned Genevan watch manufacturer #PatekTime
We are delighted to announce the launch of new, international editions of Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography. This in-depth, exclusive story of Patek Philippe as told by author Nicholas Foulkes is now available in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese as well as English. To order your preferred language version, click link in bio. #PatekTime #PatekBiography
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“I am very pleased to see the history of my family’s company come to life in this excellent volume.” Honorary President, Philippe Stern. #PatekTime #PatekBiography
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“When Patek first heard about Philippe, the latter had been wrestling with the problem of devising an effective keyless winding system... one of the grails of early 19th century watchmaking. Patek, the little-known Polish newcomer from Geneva, recognized the potential of this invention almost immediately.” #PatekTime #PatekBiography
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“Patek was astute enough not to let his difficult experience in America blind him to the enormous potential of that country and the enterprising spirit of its emerging class of industrial barons.” #PatekTime #PatekBiography
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“Increasingly sophisticated technical refinements were matched by a corresponding lavishness and attention to detail in the decorative finish of the cases. Detailed repoussé work and the effective use of gemstones created a real statement when pulled from the 19th century plutocrat’s waistcoat pocket.” #PatekTime #PatekBiography
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“America’s Gilded Age saw an explosion of affluence; boundless wealth was concentrated in the hands of true tycoons. For the plutocrats of America in the early 20th century, possession of a Patek Philippe watch was one of the axioms of success.” #PatekTime #PatekBiography
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“The impact of American prosperity on the Swiss watch industry during the years immediately following the Second World War would be hard to overestimate. Not until the beginning of the following century, with the surge in demand from China, would the luxury watch industry experience similarly seismic sales.” #PatekTime #PatekBiography
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“The technical team realized a revolutionary architecture for the balance wheel that would, in its way, be as far-reaching in its effects as Jean-Adrien Philippe’s breakthrough developments in stem-winding had been almost exactly a century earlier.” #PatekTime #PatekBiography
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