Yes, Patek Philippe watches can prove to be a great investment. The watches of this brand are highly appreciated by watch experts all over, this is because everyone appreciates the quality of these swiss made watches, moreover; these watches also have a rich history that they come with.
Moreover, Patek Philippe makes their own movement for their watches which is another thing that is very highly appreciated in the watch world.
Some of the Patek Philippe watches that are famous for not only holding their value but also increasing in it include the following:
- The Patek Philippe Aquanaut
- The Patek Philipe Nautilus
- The Patek Philipe Calatrava!
To further look into these Patek Philippes, down below is a list!
Patek Philippe 5711/1A – NAUTILUS
This watch is really good looking and would definitely grab some attention. As it’s from the Patek Philippe Nautilus collection it delivers a sporting elegance. This watch features a self-winding caliber and shows the date as well as time.
The caliber has a diameter of 27mm and a height of 3.30mm along with 30 jewels and the parts total up to 212. The dial is offered in a black-blue color and it really pops off with the silver background.
The case is made out of stainless steel which is water-resistant up to 120 m. The diameter of the case is 40 mm while the height is 8.3mm. The strap is also made out of stainless steel and features a Nautilus fold-over clasp. All in all, it’s a really solid watch, and you should definitely consider it when looking out for your new watch.
Patek Philippe 5740/1G – NAUTILUS Perpetual Calendar
This one’s really good and it’s actually one of the first watches to be highly luxurious, sporty, and offer a perpetual calendar. It offers a unique blend of sporting elegance and luxury. It is equipped with the famous 240Q ultra-thin self-winding caliber and is actually Patek Philippe’s thinnest watch to have a perpetual calendar.
Furthermore, it’s also water-resistant up to 60m. The watch shows the time, day, date, month, and leap year. The dial is of a blue sunburst color and the hour markers are made out of gold which is then covered with a luminescent coating.
The case itself is made out of white gold and features a sapphire crystal case back, and the diameter is 40mm while the height is 8.42mm. Moreover, the strap is also made out of white gold and features a Nautilus fold-over clasp for increased security. It’s one of the best Patek Philippe watches and you really can’t go wrong with it.
Patek Philippe 5196G – CALATRAVA
This watch perfectly portrays the idea of simplified luxury. It looks so elegant as it rightly should, being manufactured by one of the best watch brands. It has a round dial, so if you love round dials this is the perfect choice for you.
It features a mechanical manually wound caliber which has a diameter of 21.9mm and a height of 2.55mm. It also features 5 bridges and 18 jewels and has a minimum power reserve of 44 hours which is pretty good.
Furthermore, the dial is of a silvery gray color and the hour marks are made out of white gold. The case is also made out of white gold and is water-resistant up to 30m. The diameter of the case is 37mm and the height is 7.68mm. The strap is made out of shiny black alligator skin and it features a prong buckle.
Patek Philippe 5524G – COMPLICATIONS
Here’s another watch from the famous Patek Philippe Calatrava collection. This is one of the most elegant Patek Philippe watches and it also features time travel meaning it can offer a time of different zones.
Furthermore, the watch has a mechanical self-winding caliber that offers a dual time zone mechanism indicating local and home time. The watch indicates the local and home day/night in apertures and also features a sweep second hand.
The dial is of blue varnished color and the hour numbers are made out of gold which is then covered with a luminescent coating. The case is also made out of white gold and has a sapphire-crystal back, it is also water-resistant up to 60m. The diameter of the case is 42mm while the height is about 10.78mm.
The strap is made out of calf leather and is offered in vintage brown color, it also features a Clevis prong buckle for increased security.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167/1A-001
This watch is from the Aquanaut collection of Patek Philippe, it’s similar to Nautilus in some ways but delivers its own uniqueness.
This watch has a self-winding caliber and shows the date as well as time. The diameter of the caliber is 27mm and the height is 3.3mm. It has 29 jewels with 6 bridges and the total parts add up to 217.
The dial is embossed with black color and the case is made out of stainless steel with a sapphire crystal back. The watch is also water-resistant up to 120m. The diameter of the case is 40mm while the height is 8.1mm. All in all, it’s a really solid watch and you should definitely consider it.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 7010R Quartz.
This is different from the watches which were earlier mentioned as those were mechanical while this is a Quartz watch. It has a rounded octagonal shape which is signature for the Nautilus collection. It would be best suited for someone who loves the gold color as it offers various shades of it.
This quartz watch shows the date as well as time and features a sweep seconds hand. The dial is golden and the hour marks are also made out of gold with a luminescent coating.
The case is of rose gold color and the watch is also water-resistant up to 60m, the diameter of the case is 32mm so it will be perfect if you want a smaller watch, the height is 6.9mm and I’d say it’s pretty thin.
The bezel of the watch is set with a whopping 46 diamonds for that extra luxury and the strap is made out of shiny alligator skin with square scales and is beige in color. It also features the famous Nautilus fold-over clasp for extra security.
Patek Philippe 5980/1R – NAUTILUS
This watch is another one from the Nautilus series of Patek Philippe and it’s a really interesting timepiece. Someone who loves gold and watches would love to own this.
It features a mechanical self-winding caliber with the date and it’s a chronograph with a 60-minute as well as 12-hour mono counter, it’s top of the line stuff. The diameter of the caliber is 30mm and the height is 6.63mm. There are 35 jewels in it and 13 bridges with the parts totaling up to 308. The power reserve is also pretty good with a minimum 45 hours and a maximum of 55 hours.
The dial has a black gradient and gold hour markers with luminescent coating. Furthermore, the case is made out of rose gold color with a sapphire crystal back and it is water-resistant up to 120mm. The diameter of the case is 40.5mm while the height is 12.2mm.
Patek Philippe 5724G – NAUTILUS
This watch is a showstopper at least. It is equipped with a whopping 44 baguette diamonds on the bezel and further 6 diamonds on the fold-over clasp.
It has a self-winding caliber with a power reserve indicator and a seconds subdial. The watch shows date, time as well as Moon Phases. The diameter of the caliber is around 31mm and the height is 3.98mm, the caliber also comes equipped with 29 jewels and 11 bridges.
The dial is made out of dark bluish color and the hour marks are made out of gold with luminescent coating. The case, on the other hand, is made out of white gold, with a sapphire crystal back and it is water-resistant up to 60m. The diameter of the case is 40mm and the height is 8.71mm. It also has an alligator leather strap which features a nautilus fold-over clasp for increased security.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726A-001
This watch is another one from the Nautilus collection and it features a really distinct feature, the annual calendar which I think is pretty cool.
It has a self-winding mechanical caliber that is capable of displaying day, date, month in apertures. Moon phases and 24-hour display. The diameter of the caliber is 33.3mm and the height is 5.78mm. There are 34 jewels in the caliber with 10 bridges and a total of 347 parts.
The dial is black in color with gold hour markers covered with luminescent coating. The case, on the other hand, is made out of steel with a sapphire crystal case back and it is water-resistant up to 120m. The diameter of the case is 40.5mm while the height is 11.3mm. It also has an alligator leather strap with rectangular scales and also features a Nautilus fold-over clasp for better security.
Patek Philippe 5719/10G Nautilus
This one’s for all the diamond lovers out there, it’s got a total of 1343 diamonds.
It has a self-winding mechanical caliber that shows date and time. The dial is set with 255 diamonds and the hour markers are also made with diamonds.
The case is made out of white gold and a sapphire crystal back which is water-resistant up to 120m. The diameter of the case is 40mm while the height is 8.7mm. The case has 100 diamonds along with 32 baguette diamonds.
The bracelet is made out of 803 diamonds and 150 baguette diamonds and it also features a Nautilus fold-over clasp for increased security.
Factors Contributing To The Expensiveness Of A Patek Philippe Watch
Several factors contribute to the expansiveness of a Patek Philippe watch such as the exclusivity of the watch, the quality of the watch and history of the company, and in this article all of these factors will be discussed in detail so you get a better understanding as to why Patek Philippe watches are so expensive.
History And Reputation Of The Brand
When justifying the reason for the expensiveness of a Patek Philippe watch it is very important to first look at the history of the company. This company was born in 1839 and since then has uninterruptedly produced some of the most magnificent timepieces. The age alone of this company builds so much trust and solidifies the fact that they are not going anywhere soon. This in turn affects the price as owning their watches might even be a good investment for the future. Their slogan also states this ” You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”
Secondly, another important factor is that this company’s watches have been owned by some of the most important people, ranging from British queens such as Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II to Presidents of the United States such as John F.Kennedy. Several other important people include Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and the Italian Pope Pius IX. The reason behind mentioning these important personalities was to properly convey to you guys about the reputation that this company holds.
Exclusivity Of Patek Philippe Watches
This is also an important factor that contributes to the ridiculous price of a Patek Philippe. You see Patek Philippe watches are really exclusive, if you want to buy a rare Nautilus, for example, the dealer just won’t get it for you if you don’t know the guy. Of course, you can get a newer model of Patek Philippe
Secondly, you can buy Rolex all you want but Patek Philippe watches are very limited. They only produce a total of 50000 watches a year while some of the other brands produce over a million watches, you see what I’m getting at here, with exclusivity comes a great price. The reason behind the exclusivity of these watches is the fact that some of the simpler models take more than 9 months to be manufactured and more complex ones even take up to 2 years, so they just cannot produce large amounts of watches without compromising quality.
Quality And Craftsmanship
With Patek Philippe watches comes a promise of guaranteed quality, they push out some of the best-engineered watches all around the world and they even have a lifetime service pledge, which means they can restore your watches throughout the companies lifetime, which is just amazing and automatically adds to the price as now it would be an even better investment for the future.
Secondly, they have a Patek Philippe seal which further makes this watch exclusive and the reason behind leaving the Geneva Seal, according to some reasons, is that Patek thought this seal damaged their reputation as newer brands joined in.
Furthermore, another reason was that Geneva Seal Bureau didn’t have the necessary requirements for the performance of the movement.
Moreover, they produce some of the best-crafted watches which are manually produced. This adds to the additional cost because you are getting the best quality and the watch is being built manually which takes a lot of time as well as effort.
Patek Philippe Watches Are A Good Investment
Due to the exclusivity and the rare nature of these watches, they tend to go up instead of down and so can be a good investment and it is already stated in the company’s slogan “You never actually own a Patek Philippe.
You merely look after it for the next generation.” So if you know that the watch is going to go higher in price, the retail price can be justified.
Unlike other brands, Patek Philippe offers a lifetime restoration pledge, so even if you have a watch in bad condition, it can still be restored and sold.
For example, some of the watches from the Nautilus collection released in the 1980s have increased more than 10 times in price, and the fact that they are one of the oldest brands with continued production of timepieces, it can be said that they are here to stay and their watches would hold or increase in value.
That’s about it for this blog, if you have any further clock/watches-related questions, feel free to use the comment section below. And if you want to read an interesting article on why clocks don’t appear in dreams, we have a great article on just that so do give it a click if you are interested “Why don’t clocks appear in dreams? Clocks and dreams!“. Here is also a link about the history of clocks if you want to give that a look “History of timekeeping devices“