Antoine Nobert de Patek and Froncois Czapek co-founded Patek Philippe in 1839. Although the brand originated in Geneva, Switzerland, neither of the founders was Swiss. Patek Phillipe is known all over the world to attract watch enthusiasts and collectors. The brand is known for its constantly increasing market value and record-breaking prices at the auctions. Patek Phillipe is also known for more than 80 patents around the world. In 1845, the brand got a patent for a hand-setting system and keyless winding. In 1889, the perpetual calendar mechanism in pocket watches was patented. Subsequently, Patek Philippe patented its first double chronograph in 1902.
Patek Philippe started to produce perpetual calendar wristwatches in 1941. In 1976, Patek Philippe Nautilus was introduced to the world. This watch had an unusual look compared to those watches of that time and proved to be a luxurious sports watch. Patek Philippe Aquanaut was introduced in 1997 and had a combination of a creative design, technical excellence, and high performance. This was one of the most comfortable watches.
The tagline for the watch brand is, “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely take care of it for the next generation”.