History of Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world, with an uninterrupted watchmaking history since its founding. Patek Philippe’s origins date back to 1839 and two watchmakers, Antoine Norbert de Patek and Jean Adrian Philippe. The company name became Patek Philippe in 1851, and it is under this name that Patek Philippe created the first Swiss wristwatch ever made in 1868. Thanks to their exceptional know-how, Patek Philippe has had many firsts leading to an impressive repertoire of more than 100 patents.
In 2009, Patek Philippe launched its proprietary quality label for mechanical watches. This Patek Philippe Seal attests to the utmost quality of its timepieces, far above and beyond official standards. The Patek Philippe Seal applies to the entire watch and is the only seal of quality that assures the watch’s lifetime maintenance, regardless of the date of completion. Detailed regulations and an independent supervisory body govern the seal. The Patek Philippe Seal embodies all the company’s values and quality standards.