We were invited to Christie’s private preview of Jewellery and Watches in South Kensington, London, on the 11th December 2014. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s is one among the world’s leading auction houses. It …
Patek Philippe & co. was founded in 1851 when Polish watchmaker Antoni Patek joined hands with the French watchmaker Adrien Philippe. The company has been under the management of the Stern family since 1932. They manufacture their its own parts.
Every watch aficionado worth his salt believes that Patek Philippe is one among the few brands that continues to grow in terms of value, both as a brand and as an investment. This is proved by the fact that the company’s watches have high demand in auctions and have also fetched extremely high prices. In 2009, the company launched its proprietary quality label for mechanical watches. The seal encompasses the entire watch and assures its lifetime maintenance.