Most Expensive Patek Philippe Watches | Top 10
There’s no doubt that the company rose famous worldwide but which are the Most Expensive Patek Philippe Watches?
Patek Philippe is one of the best luxury watch-making companies you could wish to find! But as we all know, greatness is hard to achieve and the company’s journey towards success wasn’t an easy one!
At first,Antoni Patek, a Polish watchmaker, that was based in Geneva, had a partner named Franciszek Czapek but their collaboration ended after five years.
Success sprung his way when he started a partnership with a French man named Adrien Philippe, the man credited with the invention of the keyless winding machine.
After six years, in 1851 the two formalized their partnership and established the Patek Philippe & Co.
Also, Antoni Patek became famous in 1839 and is known as the first to create crown wound pocket watches. Before Patek’s invention, pocket watches were wounded with a key.
Today, Patek Philippe is one of the best luxury timepiece maker in the world. They created their first wristwatch in 1868 and also invented the first wristwatch with a perpetual calendar back in 1925 but they released in 16 years later in 1941.
10.Reference 2523 World Time – $2,990,154
Manufactured in 1955 , this Patek Philippe no. 2523 is an exceptionally fine, rare and important 18k gold, two crown wristwatch with 24 hour indication.
The dial envisages the North American continent and is adorned with 18 jewels. It also has gold baton numerals and stylized gold hands.
At the time the timepiece was completed it was not considered a luxury piece and no one batted an eye to its grandeur.
It was considered an odd piece rather than a luxury object that could be useful to someone.
The timepiece uses an ingenious world time disc-system that was invented by Louis Cottier in 1931 and was later implemented by Patek, Vacheron Constantion, Rolex and others.
As the times changed not only has the Patek Philippe 2523 gained popularity for its useful functions but it also rose the curiosity of famous collectors.
This wristwatch was sold at Christie’s auction in 2012 for nearly $3 million!