To mark Patek Philippe’s recent 175th birthday, we offers a look at the company’s most notable wristwatches. For the complete list of 24 milestone Patek Philippe watches, you must be very interested in it. Now we introduce an old but classic wach.
1868 — First Patek Philippe Wristwatch
In 1868, Patek Philippe began production of its first wristwatch: an ornate affair with a baguette-shaped, key-wound movement called Caliber 27368. It had a cylinder escapement and eight jewels. The watch’s case and bracelet were made of yellow gold. The dial was protected by a hinged cover adorned with large diamonds; more diamonds flanked both sides of the dial. In 1873, Patek Phillipe delivered the watch to the Countess Koscewicz of Hungary. The watch is now in the company’s museum.