Patek Philippe watches with more than 160 years of watchmaking experience are an eternal pursuit for all tasteful collectors, and for connoisseurs who pursue sophisticated traditions and high-quality craftsmanship, This is especially true. The brand’s prestigious collection includes many unique features and functions, such as perpetual watches, calendar watches, tourbillons and timekeeping watches.
Patek Philippe will always be a frequent visitor to well-known watch auctions such as Antiquorum, and it seems that it will always refresh its amazing transaction records. Brands love the kind of eternal success-so stars like Albert Einstein, Duke Ellington, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Queen Victoria, Pope Bjorn IX, and Rudyard Kipling are all on Patek Philippe’s list of VIP customers .
Patek Philippe Calatrava Collection
The Calatrava series is named after the beautiful Calatrava Cross, the emblem of Patek Philippe. The first Calatrava appeared in 1932. For more than 70 years, the designers of Patek Philippe have been continuously expanding this series, adding even more outstanding designs and functions to it. It is still the most popular series of Patek Philippe, and since its development, at least 24 different models have been created.
As the brand’s most famous collection, Calatrava perfectly combines the roundness of the dial with the classic beauty of watch styling.
初 At first, Patek Philippe Calatrava followed the creative philosophy of the German Bauhaus School of Architecture and Art-the form should meet the functional needs. Today, designers still use the Bauhaus theory in the design and development of Calatrava. The Calatrava series reflects this idea-the main responsibility of a chronograph is to record time in the most accurate way. The Bauhaus school has always abandoned too many useless decorative details, so the Calatrava series will never let any design attract too much attention of the wearer-people’s visual focus will always focus on the record of time. The appearance of the first Calatrava in the Bauhaus style established the design concept of every watch of the same series in the future.
Speaking of the Gondolo series, it goes back to 1900-1928. At that time, Patek Philippe was working with the Gondolo and Labouriau jewelry store in Rio de Janeiro. As one of the fruits of the cooperation, Chronometro Gondolo pocket watches came into being. Its excellent quality and precise time-keeping mechanism have quickly won the attention of watch collectors.
In 1910, Patek Philippe introduced a watch style for Gondolo. Gondolo dials come in a variety of shapes, such as casks, squares, rectangles, and even polygons. The design is inspired by the masterpieces of designers from other watchmaking companies around the world. The Brazilian shareholders were so satisfied with this initiative that they have since used ‘Patek’ as a synonym for ‘watch’.
Golden Ellipse Collection
Patek Philippe’s Golden Ellipse series achieves the perfect unification of watch styling and elegance. The oval shape of the dial means a classic integration of circles and rectangles. In 1968, Patek Philippe’s first Golden Ellipse came out. At that time, Patek Philippe’s watches were different from all contemporary watches. This Golden Ellipse won more than just a temporary fashion boom; its golden ratio perfection makes it always on the classic list of world watch history.
Golden Ellipse’s ellipse is designed based on the classical theory of the golden section of ancient Greek mathematicians. This classic proportion has already made countless architectural designs and masterpieces of art. This watch is both bold and elegant. Its iconic design has long been recognized as the pioneer of the trend, and even today, it is still one of the most recognizable watch models in the world.
Today, Patek Philippe designers continue to introduce new styles to the Golden Ellipse collection, and even add jewelry designs to it. No matter how it changes, the essence of design will always stand out. It is no exaggeration to say that it is the perfect combination of classic aesthetics and precise timing. Golden Ellipse’s timekeeping precision has even expanded the century-old Geneva watchmaking process.