Since 1839 without interruption, Patek Philippe has been perpetuating the tradition of Genevan watchmaking. As the last family-owned independent watch manufacturer in Geneva, Patek Philippe enjoys total creative freedom to entirely design, produce and assemble what experts agree to be the finest timepieces in the world – following the vision of its founders Antoine Norbert de Patek and Adrien Philippe. Thanks to its exceptional know-how, Patek Philippe maintains a tradition of innovation hailed by an impressive repertoire of more than 80 patents. The major Patek Philippe collections include the Calatrava, Nautilus, Aquanaut, Gondolo, Golden Ellipse, and the ladies Twenty-4.
In the hands of the Stern family since 1932, Thierry Stern was appointed President of Patek Philippe in 2009. Mr. Stern aims to ensure that Patek Philippe remains at the leading edge of watchmaking technology and research into material sciences, thus contributing to the continual improvement of the long-term quality and reliability of its timepieces. It was in his inaugural year that Patek Philippe launched its proprietary quality label for mechanical watches. The Patek Philippe Seal attests to the utmost quality of its timepieces, far above and beyond official standards, by integrating all competencies and features of relevance in manufacturing, precision, and lifelong maintenance. The result: precious, timelessly elegant watches, designed to be proudly handed down from one generation to the next.