Patek Philippe was founded the 1. May 1839 by Antoni Patek and František Czapek as the Patek, Czapek & Cie. in Geneva. In 1845 the contract that binds Czapek and Patek is not renewed…
They want to go their separate ways. The same year Adrien Philippe replaces František Czapek and the Patek, Philippe & Cie company relocates to Quai des Bergues No. 15.
That´s just the beginning of a fantastic story…
In 1932 the family Stern buys Patek Philippe and since then the Sterns have been developing the brand to be the number one watchmaker in the world. No other watch has such a reputation as a Patek Philippe.
Today Thierry Stern is in charge of managing Patek Philippe and he does a great job.
Please listen to the interview I have taped with Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern during Baselworld 2014 if you have not done it yet.
Click >>> HERE <<< to get to my interview
If you are interested in the history of the brand I recommend you to watch the embedded video on the Patek Philippe homepage by clicking >>> HERE <<<
The 175th anniversary watches of Patek Philippe have not been released yet, we will have to wait until October this year. If you have not yet discovered the Patek Philippe novelties shown at Baselworld 2014 please click >>> HERE <<<
Once again: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATEK PHILIPPE!
There is more to come about one of the last family owned Swiss watch brands very soon, so sty tuned and please do not touch that dial…