Patek Philippe & Co. - A Brief History

A brief history

Patek Philippe was established in 1851 between Antoine Patek and Jean A Philippe.   This duo created the foundation which allowed Patek Philippe to dominate the Swiss watch industry for over 150 years.   In 1863 they invented the “free mainspring” that lead to the invention of the automatic watch.   In 1889 they invent a special “Perpetual Calendar” which for the first time, keeps track of how many days in each month and knows when it’s leap year.   The split second chronograph is patented by Patek in 1902.   30 years later, the company is sold to the Stern family who stills owns them today.   To this day, Patek has not stopped creating incredible variations of watches.

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