Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Patek Philippe GrandMaster Chime Masterpiece




Patek Philippe GrandMaster Chime Masterpiece
175th Anniversary Collection
47MM Rose Gold Reference 5175R-001

Today Patek Philippe unveiled a special line of watches to celebrate their 175th Anniversary. This magnificent beauty is one of the most complicated wrist-watches ever made, with 20 different complications!!! It consists of 1,580 components, of which 1,366 comprise the movement, and the 47MM case.


Patek Philippe announced they only plan to offer seven examples of this grand-masterpiece, and that six of them have already been sold to well-known Patek Philippe customers, and the seventh is headed for the permanent collection in the magnificent Patek Philippe Museum.

In the video below you can see the amazing level of detail that went into making this amazing watch, which the Wall Street Journal reports cost $2.6 Million to purchase.


This insanely beautiful Patek Philippe is hand engraved and completely reversible, so the wearer can flip it around and wear it with either side displayed! You can learn much more about this magnificent masterpiece by visiting the special dedicated microsite page on Patek.com.

The illustration below showcase the amazing movement details.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Patek Philippe Coolness: Gianni Agnelli World Time Patek Philippe Reference 1415HU


...Supreme Italian Style...

Patek Philippe Coolness: Gianni Agnelli
World Time Patek Philippe
Reference 1415HU

Gianni Agnelli was an Italian industrialist and he was well known for his sense of fashion and style. He had an unusual habit of wearing his beautiful wristwatches on the outside of his shirt cuff.

In this image, we see Gianni Agnelli sporting his trademark pink gold Patek Philippe World Time Reference 1415HU (Heure Universelle) around 1960.



The Patek Philippe picture below is not the one in the photo above but it gives you an idea of what Gianni Angelli's Patek Philippe 1415HU looked like.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph History


Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph History

My pal Benjamin Clymer who is the founder of Hodinkee just launched a new video series named "Reference Points" and in this first episode he had the opportunity to sit down with New York vintage Patek Philippe dealer and collector, Michael Safdie of Madison Fine Time to discuss these rare beauties. You can see many more photos and check out the complete story on Hodinkee.


Below is the original video Hodinkee did on Madison Fine Time:

Friday, December 27, 2013

Horacio Pagani Reveals Patek Philippe Inspiration


Horacio Pagani
Reveals Patek Philippe Inspiration

Horacio Panani is considered to be the king of Supercars, or HyperCars. In this fascinating interview he reveals his car designs have been inspired by Patek Philippe wristwatch design details. Of course you can always learn much more about Pagaini cars on Jake's Car World.


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 Geneva, Switzerland


Inside The Patek Philippe Museum
Geneva, Switzerland

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.






Thursday, November 7, 2013

Patek Philippe Triple Date Chronograph Reference 2499


Patek Philippe
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

PATEK PHILIPPE STEEL WATCHES Limited Edition


PATEK PHILIPPE
STEEL WATCHES
Limited Edition

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

2013 Ladies Patek Philippe Magazine Ad


...2013 Ladies Patek Philippe Magazine Ad...

Ladies Patek Phlippe Nautilus 
Reference 7008/1A


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Unique Sky Moon Celestial Patek Philippe-Rose Gold: Reference 5106


Unique Heavenly Patek Philippe Celestial
44mm Rose Gold with Date
Reference 5106

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

President Nicolas Sarkozy Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar


...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


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.



Nicolas Sarkozy is married to recording artist and former fashion model, Carla Bruni. In the photo of them below, we get a clear shot of Nicolas Sarkozy's seal of Calatrava buckle on his wrist.



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.






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