Patek Philippe is today's most significant independent watchmaker from Geneva, Switzerland.
In 1839, Antoni Patek and Francois Czapek founded Patek, Czapek & Cie in Geneva. In 1851, Adrien Philippe, who had previously worked on new watchmaking techniques, was made an official partner in the company.
It was bought by Charles and Jean Stern in 1932 and remains a family business. Today, Patek Philippe still stands for high quality and remains true to its enduring values of tradition, innovation, rarity, beauty, quality and fine workmanship.
The brand is one of the top three watchmakers in the world and is known in investor circles as a good alternative investment.