Amongst Swiss luxury watch brands, Patek Philippe is undoubtedly the benchmark. With a wide range of beautifully made and iconic timepieces from the simple Calatrava to perpetual calendar rattrapante chronographs, they are at the forefront of high horology.
However, Patek’s rise to fame was not instantaneous, and so I would like to recount the stories of 5 of their most special watches. These range from a dress watch befitting the title of ‘design classic’ to one of the finest chronographs ever made and an era-defining stainless steel sports watch.
Please do leave your thoughts in the comments below and tell me which watches are your favourites from this historic house.