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Since its inception in 1839, Patek Phillipe watches have been the embodiment of excellence in the world of handcrafted timepieces. As a company steeped in watchmaking tradition, Patek Philippe remains an independent family run business based in Geneva, assembling the finest in innovative and aesthetically beautiful watches.
Families like 'Calatrava' and 'Nautilus' are inimitably burned into watchmaking history. The former being Patek's signature model, created in 1932 as a collection of dress watches. The latter is Patek's classic sports watch, a part of the range that made its debut in 1976. The Nautilus was the first Patek Philippe timepiece that was owned by the company's president Thierry Stern – it was his 20th birthday present. Complicated watchmaking is the supreme test of the designer's expertise and the watchmaker's skill. Grand complications that combine a Minute Repeater, Tourbillion and Perpetual Calendar in the same case testifies to Patek's mastery of this field.