The 17 most expensive Patek Philippe watches ever

The name Patek Philippe copy is the most powerful in the entire watch industry. It is synonymous with class, conservatism, high auction value, price legitimacy, and some of the best-looking traditional watches now or ever made.

Patek Philippe is still an independent company, and its secrets and plans are strictly protected. Its most unique watches are usually delivered directly from the factory to the most prestigious collectors in the world-never in the counter or window of the store Show.

In terms of auction prices for high-end watches, Patek Philippe leads all other watch manufacturers in achieving regular and record prices.

Most Patek Philippe watches generate less wealth at auction, they are extremely rare, and are usually unique pieces made for special collectors. Most of these customized Patek Philippe watches were produced in the first half of the 20th century, when Patek Philippe was more open to design and product experimentation.

Astronomy Tourbillon 6002G
There is no doubt that the astronomical tourbillon is one of Patek Philippe’s most widely known watches ever. Earlier last year, in 2013, the manufacturer launched its successor model, now called 6002G. The 6002G’s 18k white gold case is decorated with exquisite carvings (perhaps excessive), thus taking its already predecessor’s already striking appearance to another level. In addition to the fascinating aesthetic, this reference also hides the most complex watch movements manufactured by Patek Philippe. The front of the discount watches shows the time, a perpetual calendar with a retrograde date and the moon phase, while the rear dial retains some more subtle issues. It uses the stars in the northern starry sky as an illustration and displays the stellar time on a 24-hour system.

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Although the adjustment mechanism of this movement is a one-minute tourbillon, it is not shown through the sapphire window on the white gold case (because it has a double-sided dial). It is composed of 69 parts, with a total weight of only 0.3 grams. It is one of the few tourbillons that has undergone rigorous timing tests. Its speed fluctuations do not exceed -2 ​​and +1 second per day. Finally, the Tianyue Tourbillon’s 686 caliber movement is also equipped with a minute repeater, and the time (displayed on the front dial) is timed through its two cathedral gongs.

18K Gold Reference 1563 Minute Second Chronograph
This piece (manufactured in 1947 and sold in 1950) (known to be auctioned by Christie’s in November 2013) is one of three known references 1563. It is based on the 1436 double composite chronograph, and also has a 1436 waterproof screw-in case. The difference is the function and complexity of the second chronograph. This complication is known as one of the most difficult to assemble and produce.

This unique model is unique among the three watches in 1563, because it has a glowing treasure gue number and a glowing sword needle-both are unique to the watch. Patek Philippe’s document on this watch points out that it actually has the word 1436 printed on the inside of the bottom cover, although it is not stated whether this is due to the lack of parts with the correct seal, or because someone assembled this beautiful dress the night before . We can be sure that due to its bold numbers, beautifully balanced dial layout and sublime complexity, this watch has a timeless appearance, and we dare to say that it is more sporty, which makes this model of today’s collection Very popular for home. And tomorrow.

Probably unique pilot prototype watch
Patek Philippe (replica Patek Philippe) is the rarest in the world, so the most expensive watches are unique works, they have one or more unique achievements that make it unique. Having said that, this 1936 Prototype Pilot watch is just something else. First of all, its movement was actually manufactured in 1912, and it was installed in the nickel-chromium watch case only about 24 years later. Equipped with the so-called “separate central second hand and hour dial”, there is only one such unique prototype, because Patek Philippe only makes two such watches.

This strange term “hour hand” actually means that the hour hand rotates once every 24 hours, indicating the radian relative to the center circle (divided into 360). The “minute” hand rotates every 4 hours and is 60 relative to the scale. The two seconds hands rotate once every 4 minutes to display the minutes and minutes. Therefore, as shown in the figure, the time reading displayed on the watch is 332 8.5′, converted to 22 hours, 8 minutes and 30 seconds, which is the time displayed by all watches in books and catalogs. With a diameter of up to 56 mm, it is designed for pilots to wear and wear it on the outside of the flight suit.

Unique oversized single button chronograph
Sometimes, things do not need to be too complicated to make it satisfactory, but for some people it becomes very valuable. Big watches are important watches in the past, which makes it a very large and high demand time. In a special world of auctions, high demand equals unlimited bidding. An excellent example is the single-button chronograph of 1932: the 18-karat gold case with a case diameter of 46 millimeters was not only considered a very large watch at the time, but Patek Philippe’s watchmaking techniques were often endless. Conservative size works.

Produced as a special order and sold to Count Carlo Felice Trossi, President of Ferrari Team, this watch is not only rare, but also has important added value for an outstanding owner. In such an early period, not only the first owner, but actually few photos of the watch. In the background of the picture above, you can see the president of Ferrari. He proudly wears his custom 46 mm Patek Philippe single-button chronograph on his sleeve. It was probably worn when he wore the chronograph ring for convenience. Access.


Reference 1591 million annual calendar
Over the years (a hundred years), Patek Philippe has created a series of wonderfully different references, and you will find most of them in our selection. Although 1591 may just be something you have never heard of before, it is clear that once you understand that it has a special purpose on the cover of the 2007 Christie’s Geneva important pocket watch and watch catalog, its special feature is its extraordinary aesthetics And the stunningly complex internal structure, even in other historically significant watches, 1591 is also an extremely ideal piece. It seems not enough, let’s add only two, yes, two works have been produced. The one sold by Christie’s is the only one made of stainless steel and the other is 18k gold.

According to Christie’s records, this swiss watch men was not known to literature or the market until 1996. That was when it was first sold at the auction, and it also broke the world record for any stainless steel watch sold at the auction. According to Patek Philippe’s notes, this piece was sold by its Indian retailer. As Christie’s said, it’s actually “a pride of a monarch who likes to occasionally wear sturdy timepieces while playing polo. He is responsible for organizing the Grand Duke Wedding.” After trading at an astonishing $2,240,714, all we know is that this piece can now be found in the Patek Philippe Museum…and I have never thought of becoming an Indian wedding organizer before.

Patek Philippe’s first Grand Complication complex pocket watch, made by Stephen Palmer

Patek Philippe’s other extremely complex pocket watch; but this is more meaningful than the general complex Patek Philippe: it is the first complication produced and recorded by the manufacturer. In fact, it is generally believed that this was the first watch manufactured in 1910 until its owner auctioned off this truly beautiful pocket watch. Mr. Stephen S. Palmer was manufactured in 1898 and sold in 1900 to one of the greatest business leaders in the United States in the early 20th century.

This minute repeating, perpetual calendar, second hand chronograph, with grand and petite sonnerie and moon phase, set in 18k rose gold, is one of the most important watches in Patek Philippe history. It can also be seen from the original receipt that Palmer bought the painting at a high price of 6,000 Swiss francs in 1900. It has not been recorded yet, but it can be clearly seen from the status of the watch that it has been locked in its original packaging for more than a century. All in all, this is the best example of all the “big complications” known today. It is not only the first time ever made, but it is also in the best condition.

3448 Rose Gold Rare Automatic Perpetual Calendar
Patek retired 3448, replaced by a slightly updated version 3450. When sold in 1968, this particular piece was eventually sought after by a collector. What value the watch will have in decades. Therefore, he locked it in a safe and placed it with the original box and certificate. After 43 years, as if nothing had happened, this 3448 lot was auctioned at Christie’s directly from the original owner. The original condition of this watch is excellent, the case is sharp and unchanged, the crown is rare with the original “PP”, and the dial has not been repaired.

Although this 3448 story does not end there. According to the trend of the era, most iterations of this model are made of 18k gold, some are made of white gold, and only two are made of platinum. However, this piece is made of rose gold: a rare treatment that archives, auctioneers or collectors are unaware of its existence before being auctioned. It is the only known reference 3448 in this material. Once all these factors were taken into account, Patek Philippe collectors became very angry, because the bid quickly exceeded 500,000 to 1 million Swiss francs, which is not surprising. In the end, this unique cheap men watches was finally sold for 2.1 million francs ($2.3 million), and at a high price it bought a visionary collector who took care of it for more than 40 years.