Avid pocket watch maker Antoni Patek joined forces with Adrien Philippe who was known for inventing the keyless winding mechanism in 1845. They both co-founded Patek Philippe Ltd in 1851. Their mission was to create the world’s greatest time pieces with extremely accurate mechanisms for telling time. They have since consistently revolutionised the industry with their inventions such as the minute repeater, perpetual, calendar and split-seconds hand, to name a few, as well as manufacturing their own components.
Recognising the important of their work, their watches have been known to fetch millions in auction houses.
If you own a Patek Philippe, you own a piece of treasure.