The Swiss, luxury watchmaker, Patek Philippe, was founded in 1851 and is located in Geneva. It is one fine watchmaking company that designs and manufactures some of the most beautiful and most complicated mechanical watches today. They are considered to be one of the most prominent watchmakers globally, and some of the most notorious and influential people in the world, have owned and worn Patek Philippe watches, such as Albert Einstein, Pope Pius IX, Queen Victoria, and many more that you might recognize. Swiss watchmakers are known for their detailed work, their forward moving technology, and their record-setting prices at auctions. One of the most complicated mechanical watches, ever, was created by Patek in 1989. It was the Calibre 89, which was designed and manufactured in honor of the company’s 150 year anniversary. The watch was designed with 39 complications of which included an indicator for the date of Easter, sidereal time, time of sunrise, and a day added to February for Leap years. Patek produces high numbers of watches every year. In 2012, the company produced 50,000 watches, and every year, watch enthusiasts look forward to their new models. This year Patek has new models that are as beautiful as they are functional. Take a look at the top five Patek Philippe watches of 2017.
5. Nautilus 5711/1P
Two watches were designed for Patek’s 40th anniversary of the Nautilus watch. The Nautilus 5711/1P is one of them and it is the simpler watch of the two that were produced, however, as far as the technical details, it is identical to the one that Patek enthusiasts love. The watch measures 40mm cross-wise, from the 10:00 indicator to the 4:00, but it a total of 44.05mm across when the case is included. The watch was designed with a Calibre 324 SC and was given a commemorative anniversary engraving and diamond markers, which gives it a very elegant appeal. They’re baguette-cut and they total 12. Together, the total karat is .34 ct. One thing, design-wise, that’s different about this anniversary model, is the bracelet and case metal. It is all platinum, making it extremely beautiful, and durable. This is a classic, flawless looking watch that is a limited edition for those who want to get hold of one of Patek’s top five models this year.
4. Patek Philippe 5167R-001 Aquanaut
Sleek and elegant, the Patek Philippe 5167R-001 Aquanaut makes the perfect dress sports watch for any man who loves elegant, but understated timepieces. The case was designed in a 18k gold case and features a round bezel of the same metal. For the active man, they will love the protection feature that was given to the crown. It is a screw-down crown, a complex construction feature that adds a bit of added safety to prevent accidental changes if knocked or bumped. The dial consists of a black dial and applied gold hands, topped with a luminescent coating that move meticulously around Arabic numerals. The case is finished with a sapphire-crystal case and a black, rubber strap that adds to the masculinity and simple design. It is one of the top five models in the 2017 Patek line of watches, and one that is admired by Patek enthusiasts.
3. Patek Philippe 7200/200R001 Calatrava
The Calatrava collection is a collection of fine watches that were designed using an array of artisan techniques and fine details to create elegant time pieces for ladies and men. The 7200/200 R is an elegant woman’s wrist watch that was designed with an ultra-thin movement, 27 Jewels, and a power reserve of 48 hours. Vibrations/hour are 21 600 (3Hz), and the diameter of the watch is 27.5mm, making it a comfortable watch for just about any sized wrist. This is an elegant and radiant watch with delicate details, like 142 sparkling diamonds in the case setting of rose gold, a prong buckle with 26 more diamonds, a flame setting, and delicate looking numerals that were designed by applying a silvery gold. The watch is attached to a gorgeous, purple alligator strap. You will hard-pressed to find anything as beautiful and luxurious for women in any other brand. Stylish, and sumptuous, yet simple and understated, it’s one of the top five models for Patek this year.
2. Patek Philippe 5270R-001 Grand Complications
The 5270R-001 men’s watch is a unique combination of the classic chronograph line, that’s been given a new perpetual calendar. The watch a manual winding watch, designed with a Calibre CH 29-535 PS Q column-wheel chronograph movement. On the very functional face of the watch, you will find the calendar set at the top, just under the 12 o’clock setting. It is displayed in a double aperture that reads the day and month, and the date is indicated with a hand, while the back is interchangeable from a full back to the crystal sapphire-crystal back. There is a seconds sub-dial on the face and a tachymeter scale on the outer edge, and the numerals are silvery opaline gold applied hour markers. The beautifully designed alligator strap is comfortable and high quality that adds to the luxurious look of this watch, which is one of the top five Patek watches for this year.
1. Patek Philippe 5930G World Time Chronograph
The Patek Philippe 5930oG World Time Chronograph is a sporty and sophisticated looking watch. Designed with a white-gold case and a busy dial that has a lot going on. The watch gives you lots of features; it’s full of information that you can keep of right on your wrist. For one, it was designed with a 30-minute chronograph, plus, you get the times for an amazing, 24 different time zones. To see the time in the time zone you want, all you need to do to activate this feature by pushing the button located at the 10:00 o’clock mark. The entire hour hand disengages from the movement, and the time zones advance forward, however, the chronograph hand continues to keep running, and is not impacted at all. The watch is strikingly handsome, from dial, face, and strap, which is a beautiful alligator strap, hand-stitched and masculine. It is a top model of Patek this year, and one to look for in their new model lineup.