When it comes to luxury watches, Patek Philippe is undisputedly one of the most renowned names in the horology world. After all, the Swiss brand is known for its excellent craftsmanship, contemporary designs and high-quality timepieces.
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Founded in 1839, the Swiss manufacture has produced a wide range of watches, including sports watches as well as timepieces with functions like perpetual calendars, minute repeaters and tourbillons.
At Watches & Wonders 2023, Patek Philippe unveiled new statement pieces featuring innovative technology. From the Grandmaster Chime, Minute Time Repeater and Annual Calendars, to various versions of the Calatrava models, here are some of the best timepieces from their 2023 collection.
Watches & Wonders 2023: Patek Philippe introduces new watch models
Watches & Wonders is an annual event that showcases the latest releases from some of the world’s most prestigious watch brands. Formerly known as the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), the event features exhibitions, presentations and other activities related to the world of luxury timepieces. It provides brands like Patek Philippe, Rolex, IWC Schaffhausen and many others a stage to unveil their latest creations.
Without further ado, here are eight standout Patek Philippe watches revealed at Watches & Wonders 2023.
8 incredible Patek Philippe watches unveiled at Watches & Wonders:
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Patek Philippe has introduced its Grand Complications collection, and the 6300GR-001 timepiece has been dubbed the “most complicated wristwatch”. The timepiece’s ‘two-toned’ design combines white gold and rose gold with a brown opaline dial. The watch runs on Caliber 300 GS AL 36‑750 QIS FUS IRM, a manually wound mechanical movement. The patinated dark chestnut straps are hand-stitched and made of alligator leather with square scales. Additionally, the watch comes with white gold cufflinks which feature a brown opaline centre, a hand-guilloched hobnail pattern and a rose gold Calatrava cross.
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Patek Philippe is creating a new alliance between Haute Horlogerie and Haute Joaillerie by reinterpreting its most complicated wristwatch in a white gold version set with 118 baguette-cut emeralds and 291 baguette-cut diamonds, using the invisible setting technique. The watch comes with a shiny black leather strap, engraved with green hand-stitched details, and is fastened with an emerald-set fold-over clasp.
The Grand Complication Reference 5316 has a new contemporary look with a platinum case and a blue metallised sapphire crystal dial with a black-gradient rim. This stunning timepiece is manually wound with calibre R TO 27 PS QR and combines a minute-repeater, a tourbillon and a perpetual calendar with a retrograde date display and moon-phase indication. The original face of this new model is enhanced by a navy blue strap with a fabric pattern, contrasting cream-coloured stitching and a platinum fold-over clasp.
The Patek Philippe 5531G model now comes with a white gold build. The centre of the dial is adorned with a new cloisonné Grand Feu enamel motif depicting one of the famous steamships of the Belle Époque fleet still sailing on Lake Geneva today. This timepiece runs on the calibre R 27 HU, a self-winding mechanical movement, and comes with hand-stitched, classic alligator leather straps in shiny blue-green with square scales.
Quite similar to the 5531G model, the Patek Philippe 5178G timepiece also features a self-winding mechanical movement and is embellished with a Grand Feu enamel dial. Instead of scenery in the dial, this timepiece comes with a hand-guilloched pattern of blue transparent enamel. The dial is finished with a translucent enamel coat along with a peacock blue leather strap. There is also an orange strap variant that you can opt for instead.
Patek Philippe is expanding its range of travel watches with a new self-winding Calatrava Travel Time 5224R-001 model featuring a distinctive 24-hour display. It comes with a self-winding mechanical movement and runs on calibre 31‑260 PS FUS 24H. The hand-stitched straps of this stunning timepiece are in navy blue and feature a nubuck finish.
Offering the perfect amalgamation of two popular Patek Philippe complications, the 5905R is a self-winding flyback chronograph that comes with an Annual Calendar. Available in a new rose gold version with a sunburst blue dial, the impressive Annual Calendar feature in this watch automatically changes to 30 and 31-day months and only requires one correction per year, which is at the end of February. This wristwatch runs on calibre CH 28‑520 QA 24H and comes with shiny dark blue straps made from alligator leather.
Patek Philippe has expanded its Calatrava collection with new 6007G models. These three watches are embellished with primary colours on the counters, seconds hand and the stitching. This unique design is enhanced by three colours – yellow (6007G-001), red (6007G-010) or sky blue (6007G-011). With a self-winding movement, this exquisite watch comes a white gold and sapphire crystal back case.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: Patek Philippe timepieces are usually more expensive than Rolex watches.
Answer: The Golden Ellipse watch 5738R-001, priced at USD 33,000, is one of the more affordable Patek Philippe watches.
Answer: Patek Philippe is quite popular amongst celebrities such as Drake, Jason Statham, Victoria Beckham, Kevin Hart, Ed Sheeran and more.
Answer: The company has been owned by the Stern family since 1932.