Patek Philippe is an independent, family owned luxury watch manufacturer that’s been in continuous operation since 1839. Known for their exceptional craftsmanship of in-house movements, Patek Philippe has contributed milestone advancements to the watchmaking landscape over the past 175 years. The brand holds more than 80 patents, and their historical contributions to the wristwatch include the split-seconds chronograph, the perpetual calendar, and a five-minute repeating mechanism, to name a few. Patek Philippe continues their tradition of fine watchmaking to this day, producing beautifully finished time-only watches like the Calatrava alongside super-complicated one-offs like the Sky Moon Tourbillon. The brand’s Advanced Research arm develops new materials and technologies, such as the GyromaxSi® balance and Pulsomax® escapement, many of which make their way into regular production. Patek Philippe’s unmatched history and continued focus on craftsmanship over production quantity make them a perennial favorite of collectors and enthusiasts the world over.