Living by our values
The unparalleled renown and prestige that Patek Philippe has acquired amongst connoisseurs is not due solely to the perfection of the watches and the resources of knowledge and skill contained in the workshops. This undisputed supremacy also stems from the consistency with which the company has applied its philosophy of excellence ever since it was founded in 1839. That spirit is embodied in ten values that have always represented the very essence of Patek Philippe and will continue to do so for generations to come.
Patek Philippe is Geneva's oldest independent family-owned watch manufacturer. Its independence enables it to go its own way and control its own destiny while pursuing a long-term vision. The company benefits from total creative freedom. It develops and manufactures its movements in-house according to its own quality criteria and produces only watches that reflect, in every respect, its quest for the exceptional. Independence is at the heart of the Patek Philippe spirit and is the guarantee of continuity, durability and trustworthiness.
Patek Philippe was founded in 1839 and its history is part of Geneva's great watchmaking tradition. It is the story of a unique heritage, a combination of experience, ingenuity and passion that the company safeguards and revitalizes in all its disciplines and skills. Faithful to the noble artisanal techniques, its watchmakers and craftsmen perpetuate, day after day, the beautiful, timeless gestures and the sharpness of eye and deftness of touch that have always distinguished the fine art of watchmaking. These skills live on in perfect harmony with the most advanced technology.
Representing tradition at its most dynamic, Patek Philippe constantly pushes back the frontiers of the watchmaking art through its achievements at the cutting edge of innovation. It has confirmed its pioneering role by filing over 80 patents, including twenty of major importance to the history of horology. The Patek Philippe Seal was therefore designed to evolve. It will accommodate all the technical progress and future developments that serve to advance mechanical functionality, long-term reliability and precision.