Patek Philippe is one of the most powerful names in the watch business. It is linked with class, conservatism, high auction values, pricing veracity, and some of the most beautiful vintage watches ever built. Patek Philippe was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1839 and has since become the world’s most distinguished watch brand. They are one of Geneva’s few independent and family-owned watchmaking enterprises, allowing them complete creative control over their watches and designs. They have created some of the most sophisticated and costly mechanical timepieces ever created.