Original watches Patek Philippe

The history of the Swiss brand Patek Philippe has more than 160 years. His double name etched in the history of world art of watchmaking names of two skilled craftsmen and brilliant entrepreneurs - people from Poland - Antoine Norbert de Patek and Jean Adrien Philippe.

In fairness it should be noted that at the origins of watchmaking, later received universal recognition, was Patek and Czech watchmaker Francois Czapek. It was they who in 1839 founded the company in Poland Patek, Czapek & Co. Adrien Philippe - a young French master became a partner in 1845 Patek. Six years partners to adapt to one another, founded in January 1851 the firm Patek Philippe & Co. Today, its products are rightfully ranked among the masterpieces of world watchmaking. In the year of its foundation, a joint venture to abandon the outdated "screwdriver" assembly and transferred to a professional integrated production.

The company received wide recognition, presenting the world his first patented invention - remontoir. This system was revolutionary plant, allowing to abandon the traditional crown, which is often the cause of the break spring. Nowadays remontoir not only has not lost its relevance, but also completely preserved the original appearance.

Besides the historical invention of the company also owns a patent on a sliding windup spring, by preventing deterioration of the movement due to excess plant. It Patek Philippe & Co owns the patent for the manufacture of the first Swiss wristwatch (1868), a patent for the first wrist chronograph (1927), a patent for a perpetual calendar (1889), and many other inventions, without which it is impossible to imagine the development of the watch industry.

On account of Patek Philippe several exclusive models, which became the property of unique collections. For example, in 1910 the company presented the clock Duca di Regla, possessing combat Westminster in five keys.

To this day, this instance does not cease to surprise connoisseurs of watchmaking remains unsurpassed. In 1932, a model Calatrava, who became an icon of the classic performance of watches at all times. Patek Philippe - this is not a mass brand. All watches are meticulously and quite a long time. Elitism brand simply does not allow him to have representatives among celebrities.

At the same time, many members of the upper strata of society today and the past years have given your heart to watch Patek Philippe. Brad Pitt and Ella Fitzgerald called them their favorite. Surely you are also well known names such as Leo Tolstoy, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Marie Curie, Charlotte Bronte, Richard Wagner. Well that talk about the members of the royal families of the XIX century, which became the first persons of the company.

Patek Philippe watches are not considered to be an essential attribute accidentally successful, prosperous people from higher circles. Their absolute reliability, flawless execution and perfect style speak for themselves. It's really worth and accessory Bole than a wise investment for which you are grateful, not only children but also grandchildren. The value of these hours over the years only grows.