Brand: Patek Philippe
Item Number: 1865
Description: Patek Philippe Vintage Handwind Chronometer, Extra rare movement Cal.215, in large 40mm rose gilt stainless steel case, original crown with Calatrava cross, 18 Jewels, Brequet Hairspring, Gold Giromax balance, chronometer quality movement with Geneva seal, very nice white dial with black numerals, black leather strap with rose gold/gilt clasp.
Condition: Excellent with slight signs of wear.
Shipping: Free shipping on all orders. Two-day delivery anywhere in the United States for all purchases over two thousand dollars and ground delivery for all other orders.
The Story: Patek Philippe and Company was founded in 1851 in Geneva, Switzerland. They design, manufacture, and distribute, watches and movements in every corner of the world, and yet, the sheer expense makes a Patek a very rare watch.
Here at Every Watch Has A StoryTM more than ninety-percent of our Patek’s (as they are affectionately referred to by connoisseurs) are even rarer as they are one-of-a-kind creations that combine antique and vintage Patek Philippe movements with modern cases.
Aficionados and experts consider Patek Philippe watches to be the most prestigious timepieces in the world. Patek Philippe is the Rolls Royce of watches.
Antonio Patek was a polish watchmaker who teamed up with Czech-born Polish watchmaker Franciszek Czapek started making pocket watches in 1839 in Geneva in 1839. Five years later they went their separate ways and Antonio Patek was joined by French watchmaker Adrien Philippe who would become the inventor of the keyless winding mechanism.
It was Patek Philippe popularized the minute repeater, the perpetual calendar, split-second hand, chronograph, and many of the features that became the foundations of what would ultimately evolve from pocket watches to wristwatches.
These are the most sought after watches in the world by collectors. Patek Philippe timepieces have set record prices at every prestigious auction house in the world.
In 1999, the company opened the Patek Philipe Museum in Geneva after restoring a building with a long history as a home to the craftsman who made Patek Philippe timepieces for more than a hundred years.
Auction prices have been driven up in many cases by the Patek Philippe Company itself trying to acquire pieces for it’s own museum.
Their list of clients include more royalty than any other watch, and celebrities clamor for both antique and the latest Patek’s.
Every Watch Has a StoryTM is in no way affiliated with Patek Philippe and does not claim to be. We simply love their products and make them available to our customers who enjoy surrounding themselves with the best of the best.