Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Posted by Jake Ehrlich at 4:58 PM
Labels: Hodinkee, Michael Safdie of Madison Fine Time, Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph History
Friday, December 27, 2013
Horacio Pagani mentions how he was inspired by Patek Philippe design details at around 19:30 into the video.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Inside The Patek Philippe Museum
I recently toured the Patek Philippe Museum located in Geneva, Switzerland, and it completely blew my mind!!! I was stunned with how beautiful Patek Philippe's historical collection was, and as time permits, in the future, I plan to publish a super-detailed review with many more detailed photos, of the splendor that lies behind these gates.
Posted by Jake Ehrlich at 12:08 AM
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Triple Date Chronograph
1980 Reference 2499: Fourth Series
This magnificent Patek Philippe watch was auctioned by Antiquorum years ago and it is just beautiful. I have always preferred the black dial moon phase watches over the white, since they have more of a "nighttime" vibe. This watch was sold by Antiquorum Auction House in 2006 for around $300,000.
How rare is the Patek Philippe Reference 2499? Patek Philippe only made 370 examples in 35 years, which means only 9 per year!!! Who many exist with a black dial? I only know of 2 and this is one of them.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
My great Pal, John Goldberger from Italy, just launched this special Limited Edition version of his Patek Philippe book, which is dedicated to ultra-rare stainless steel watches. John mentioned it is now available on Amazon.com for pre-order in the U.S.A. This new limited edition comes in a plexiglass case, and features a reference billboard that covers all steel Patek Philippe References. It also includes an updated 24 page book with the latest stainless steel Patek Philippe watches.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Unique Heavenly Patek Philippe Celestial
44mm Rose Gold with Date
Kamille is a reader of Jake's Patek Philippe World and he wrote in today to ask what the "blue beauty" was the upper right hand corner of the banner on Jake's Patek Philippe World, so I thought I would share this. In 2009, Patek Philippe made this one-of-a-kind Reference 5106, which is based upon the celestial Reference 5102. This unique rose gold watch features a special hand-tooled guilloché etching on its 22kt gold bezel.
This unique Patek Philippe shows the night sky of the northern hemisphere as it rotates backwards (counter-clockwise). This illustrates the angular progression of the stars as they appear, relative to Sirius (Meridian Passage).
The User Interface also displays the angular position of the moon as well as its phases and meridian passage. All of this apparent magic is achieved by a number of sapphire crystal discs that are stacked on top of each other and move at different speeds. The blue sapphire crystal that shows the cobalt blue background has 279 teeth and it shows the moon orbit, including the orbit of the moon, in a round aperture.
There is another transparent disc with 356 teeth that shows the Milky Way Galaxy. The Patek Philippe Reference 5106 has an exhibition case-back which allows viewing of the 325 part movement. The photo below seems to show the exact same watch, but I noticed the photo on the top has a red date arm, as apposed to the one below having a gold one.
This one of kind Patek Philippe was auctioned on September 24th, 2011 for 535,000 Euros (around $750,000) by Patrizzi & Co during the Monaco Yacht Show, which was attended by HSH Prince Albert II. All the proceeds of the sale went to support research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Friday, March 22, 2013
...Patek Philippe Coolness...
President Nicolas Sarkozy
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar
White Gold Reference 3940G
Nicolas Sarkozy was the President of France from 2007 to 2012, and he is pictured below during his presidency wearing his white gold Patek Philippe Triple Date Perpetual Calendar, Reference 3940.
The photo above and its zoomed-in clasp shot gives a perfect photo ID for the Patek Philippe Seal of Calatrava located on the exposed part of the clasp.
President Sarkozy & President Obama
White House Oval Office, Washington D.C.
January 10, 2011
January 10, 2011
The next set of photo shows U.S. President Obama meeting with French President, Sarkozy in the White House, Oval Office and Sarkozy is wearing his white gold Patek Philippe 3940.
Again, in the photo below we have another positive ID on the Patek Philippe Seal of Calatrava on the clasp.
I am including these photo of the white gold Patek Philippe Reference 3940G to give a frame of reference for what it looks like, but I have yet to find an image of this beautiful watch that accurately captures its stunningly good looks.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
...Patek Philippe Coolness...
Rockin' A Custom Patek Philippe Reference 5004R At The 2013 Grammy's
Rock and Roll singer, singer, guitarist extroordinare, John Mayer is pictured below with his super-hot girlfriend, and fellow recording sensation, Katy Perry at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
It is difficult to see the exact detail on John Mayer's Patek Philippe. It appears to be a custom-made Patek Philippe 5004 in Rose gold, with a matching rose gold bracelet. John Mayer is also rocking some cool Patek Philippe cufflinks, that have the seal of Calatrava on them.
In the photo below, Ellen Degeneres seems to be in awe of Katy Perry's stunning necklace and can't seem to stop staring at it!
Same thing with Ryan Seacrest, who also can't seem to stop staring at Katy Perry's beautiful necklace!