How Much Is Your Watch Worth?
Do you own any Patek Philippe? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide an appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.
Patek Philippe watchmaking
The Patek Philippe watch brand was founded in Geneva in 1839 by Antoine Norbert de Patek from Poland, and the Czech watchmaker François Czapek. This brand specialises in luxury watches. Following a number of disagreements, Czapek left his place to Jean Adrien Philippe, a French engineer he met at the National Exhibition of Industrial Products in Paris in 1944. In 1851, the company Patek Philippe & Cie was founded. In 1932, it was sold to the Stern family, who are still the owners to this day. Their emblematic model is the “Calatrava”, which was launched in the 1930s. Other models include the “Gondolo”, the “Nautilus” or the “Ellipse d’or”. The brand was quick to seduce royal families and some of the most powerful businessmen. In 2009, Patek Philippe created their own hallmark.
Jewels of innovation
Patek Philippe has brought a lot of innovation to watchmaking, including the development of watch straps for women’s watches and easy-winding winders. Since 1845, more than 70 patents have been filed. In 1925, the company received a special order from a New York banker who wanted the most complex watch in the world. The watch “Graves Supercomplication” is one of the most expensive watches in the world, and in 2014 it sold for 21.3 million dollars at auction at Sotheby’s Geneva.
Prices among the highest in the watch market
Patek Philippe watches are highly valued by collectors. These high-end watches are usually very expensive. However, particular care should be taken, as a number of fakes are circulating on the market. One rose gold model sold for almost 23,400 euros at Artcurial auction house. In June 2019, a rare yellow gold “Perpetual Calendar” chronograph sold for almost 400,600 euros.
How do we appraise your Patek Philippe?
Requesting an online valuation of your watch is simple. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our Patek Philippe experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.
A team of experts and auctioneers
If you own a Patek Philippe, use our online form for an appraisal.
You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your painting, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.