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Friday, October 17, 2014

Top watches of Patek Philippe




 PATEK PHILIPPE 1943 WATCH REF. 1527
This vintage timepiece was made in 1943, and is considered the most expensive wrist watch ever made (the top 2 are pocket watches). The watch comes outfitted with a 18k yellow gold case paired with a silver matte dial measuring in at 37mm. This timepiece also features chronograph, perpetual calendar, and that beautiful moon phase display. The watch fetched its record setting price tag when it was sold at Christie’s auction in Geneva just a few years ago in 2010.
PATEK PHILIPPE 1953 HEURES UNIVERSELLES MODEL 2523
When it comes to luxury watches, there is no other maker that matches Patek Philippe & Co. Founded in 1839, the Swiss watch maker is considered by horophiles to be the cream of the crop when it comes to to high end (and expensive) timepieces. Basically if you’re looking for a timepiece that will appreciate, your best bet is to get your hands on any Patek Philippe watch. This particular model features an 18k gold case, several different timezones, and a polychrome and enamel dial displaying a map of North America.

PATEK PHILIPPE SKY MOON TOURBILLON 

If you’re looking for the most elaborate watch ever made, this Patek Phillipe piece is it. It displays the night sky on one side which showcases a precision type that is uniquely its own. The front is additionally advanced with moon phases and the date displayed. It’s simply an incredible piece of art.

 PATEK PHILIPPE CALIBER 89 POCKET WATCH
Built back in 1989, this timepiece remains the world’s most complicated pocket watch with an impressive 33 complications. The watch was created to celebrate the company’s 150-year anniversary, weighs over 2 pounds, and took the team at Patek Philippe five years of research along with four years of manufacturing to make this watch a reality. With 1,728 components, this complex mechanical pocket watch can perform all sorts of functions, including displaying the temperature.




BREQUET POCKET WATCH 1970 BA/12

This pocket watch is very stylish, as it comes with 18-karat gold, is hand engraved and highlights a silver face that possesses superb craftsmanship. You might want to pick yourself up a safeguarded watch chain after you exchange your older watch for this newer one.
PATEK PHILIPPE PLATIMUN WOELD TIME
During 2002, Patek Philippe’s Platinum World Time sold at an auction for $4 million USD. When it was introduced it was the most expensive wristwatch in the world, and many believe there was only ever one of them created. Using it you are able to find time anywhere on the global map and it winds by itself. For the demanding consumer of this watch comes platinum, rose, white and yellow gold finishes to choose from.

PATEK PHILIPPE 1939 PLATINUM WORLD TIME
One of the rarest watches in the world, this is a timepiece with a history that is mostly unknown. All we do know is that this thing sold for a staggering $4,026,524 at Antiquorum over a decade ago in 2002. Experts have speculated that this world time wristwatch was the only one of its kind.
PATEK PHILIPPE 1895/1927 YELLOW GOLD MINUTE REPEATING
With an original reserve of $600,000, this timepiece went on to be the most expensive watch ever sold at a Sotheby’s auction fetching exactly $2.994 million. Part of the collection of Henry Graves, Jr., the movement dates all the way back to 1895 while the case is from 1927.

PATEK PHILLIPE HENRY GRAVES SUPERCOMPLICATION
Before the Caliber 89 was born, the aptly titled Supercomplication was the world’s most complicated watch, and the story is quite interesting. Banker Henry Graves Jr. had the watch commissioned back in 1927 in order to win a competition he had with James Ward Packard of the Packard car company. The contest was to own the world’s most complicated watch. After a four-year build, this two face, yellow-gold pocket watch with 24 complications hit the scene in 1932. Sotheby’s experts predicted that the watch would fetch no more than $5 million at auction, but with the increased competition, this beauty ended up selling for a staggering $11,002,500.