Patek Philippe replica watches with more than 160 years of watchmaking experience are an eternal pursuit for all tasteful collectors, especially for those who pursue fine traditions and high-quality craftsmanship. The brand’s prestigious series include many unique features and functions, such as perpetual watches, annual calendar watches, tourbillons and timekeeping watches and so on.
Patek Philippe will always be a frequent visitor to well-known watch auctions like Antiquorum, and it seems to be always refreshing amazing transaction records. The brand loves that eternal success-so star-studded figures like Albert Einstein, Duke Ellington, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Queen Victoria, Pope Pio IX, and Rudyard Kipling are all on the list of Patek Philippe’s former distinguished customers .
Calatrava series is named after the symbol of Patek Philippe-the beautiful Calatrava Cross. The first Calatrava appeared in 1932. In the past 70 years, Patek Philippe designers have continued to expand the series, adding more excellent designs and functions. It is still the most popular series of Patek Philippe. So far, at least 24 different models have been created.
As the brand’s most famous series, Calatrava perfectly blends the roundness of the dial with the classic beauty of the watch shape.
The original Patek Philippe Calatrava followed the creative philosophy of the German Bauhaus School of Architecture and Art-form should meet the needs of function. Today, designers still use the Bauhaus theory in Calatrava’s design and development. The Calatrava series reflects the idea that the main responsibility of a chronograph is to record time in the most accurate way. The Bauhaus school has always abandoned excessive and useless decorative details, so the Calatrava series will never allow any design to attract the wearer’s attention too much-people’s visual focus will always be on the record of time. The appearance of the first Bauhaus style Calatrava laid the foundation for the design concept of every subsequent watch of the same series.
Speaking of the story of the Gondolo series, it goes back to the period 1900-1928. At that time, Patek Philippe was cooperating with the Gondolo and Labouriau jewelry store in Rio de Janeiro. As one of the results of the cooperation, the Chronometro Gondolo pocket watch came into being. Its excellent quality and precise timekeeping mechanism quickly won the attention of watch collectors.
In 1910, Patek Philippe introduced watch styles for Gondolo. The Gondolo dial has a variety of shapes, from barrels, squares, rectangles, and even polygons. The design is inspired by the masterpieces of designers from other watchmaking companies around the world. For this initiative, Brazilian shareholders are so satisfied that they have since directly used “Patek” as a synonym for “watch”.
Golden Ellipse series
Patek Philippe’s Golden Ellipse series realizes the perfect unity of watch shape and elegance. The oval shape of the dial means the classic integration of circle and rectangle. In 1968, Patek Philippe’s first Golden Ellipse debuted. At that time, Patek Philippe’s watches were different from all contemporary watches. This Golden Ellipse won more than just a temporary fashion craze; its golden ratio-like perfect proportions keep it on the classic list of world watch history forever.
The ellipse of Golden Ellipse is designed based on the classical theory of the golden section of the ancient Greek mathematician. This classic proportion has already achieved countless masterpieces of architectural design and fine art. This watch is not only bold in design, but also compatible with elegance and peace. Its iconic design has long been recognized by the world as a pioneer in creating trends. To this day, it is still one of the most recognizable watch styles in the world.
Today, best Patek Philippe designers continue to introduce new styles to the Golden Ellipse series, and even add jewelry designs to it. No matter how you change, the essence of design will always stand out. It is no exaggeration to say that it is the perfect combination of classic aesthetics and precise timing. Golden Ellipse is so precise that it has even expanded the Geneva watchmaking craftsmanship with a century-old tradition.