Patek Philippes prestigious history began in Geneva in 1839, founded by Polish immigrants Antoni Patek and Franciszek Czapek. When the latter left, French watchmaker Adrien Philippe signed on and the duo went to elevate Patek Philippe to its revered status in the elite world of horology. A lot of Patek Philippes creations may be considered the Holy Grail of watches and the Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar collection is one of them.
The perpetual calendar complication is considered one of the unique marvels in mechanical watchmaking. Watchmakers have made it possible for mechanisms encased in cases of yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, or platinum, measuring more or less 40mm in diameter to determine the precise dates without the need for manual correction even on leap years.
Although many other luxury watch brands have been able to equip their timepieces with a perpetual calendar complication, no other brand is as sought after as Patek Philippe. A Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar watch is renowned as a must-have for any collector, with vintage models usually selling way above expectations in auction houses. The Perpetual Calendar timepiece is truly the testament to Patek Philippes mechanical brilliance.