What The Patek Philippe Company is Famous For
Swiss luxury watch maker Patek Philippe & Company was founded in 1851. Located in Geneva and the Vallée de Joux they design and create watches and timepieces with some of the most complicated mechanical internal workings on the planet. Patek Philippe invented the perpetual calendar, the split-seconds hand and the chronograph and minute repeaters. His company is famous for manufacturing their own watch components.
What the Word ‘Complication’ Means in Watchmaking – Any addition to the function of displaying, hours, minutes and seconds.
One of the Most Complicated Watches
One of the most complicated watches every created was released by Patek Philippe in 1989. It was called the ‘Calibre 89’ and was a commemorative for the company’s 150th anniversary. The watch contained 1,728 parts and 33 complications allowing; the date of Easter, the time of sunrise, sidereal time, equation of time, a 2,800 star chart and a leap year function which leaves out the extra day in 100 year intervals. Today the company holds over 70 patents.
Bostonians at Shop Village Watch Center
At Village Watch Center we are experienced at selling, repairing and refurbishing Patek Philippe items. Our thirty years of experience combined with our state-of-the-art equipment make us the place Bostonians go for watch and clock sales, service and extraordinary customer service. There are many fake, reproductions of Patek Philippe merchandise on the market. Before you purchase, let us ensure you are buying an authentic piece.
Watches manufactured by Patek Philippe are put to the test with over 600 hours of quality control over a span of fifteen days to one month. The company believes in quality, reliability and they do not mass produce. Typically only 30,000 watches are produced each year.
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