Patek Phillipe is steeped in glorious history; there are many dazzling and beautiful watches that are manufactured by Patek Phillipe, but here is a brief outline of the history of this amazing watch manufacturer and creator. It all began in 1839 when Patek, Czapek, and Cie were founded by Norbert de Patek and Francois Czapek; then, in 1844, Jean Andrien Phillipe received a bronze medal for his keyless winding and hand-setting system. A year later, a patent was then put through for the keyless winding and hand-setting system; 6 years later, they then went to a great exhibition that was in London and admired by Queen Victoria of England, who admired the first keyless watches. Fast forward to 1868, and Patek Phillipe (Newly Named in 1851) created the first Swiss wristwatch, which was made for countess Koscowicz of Hungary. Patek Phillipe then went on to carry on innovating the watch world and still does to this day with more and more new and beautiful creations being made.
They have now decided to release a reference of the past selection at Patek and Phillipe, which is described as the definition of modern vintage, and they are releasing the Chronograph, which was first released in 1998 and ran for five years, the second is the perpetual calendar chronograph which first released in 2004 running for seven years and is described as The Grandest Complication. Both these watches are now being released again and if you would like to learn and know more about these great watches, then check out the infographic below.
Infographic Designed By Patek Philippe: A Reference to the Past