Are you thinking of investing in your first ever luxury watch?
Sure, you may look into Omega and Rolex, but the prestige Patek Philippe brings to the table is still different. Patek Philippe produces around 50,000 timepieces every year, 35,000 of which are mechanical watches for men. For many collectors and enthusiasts, this brand is the peak of Swiss watchmaking. It was established in 1839, and remained a family-owned, independent watchmaker.
Before getting your first Patek Philippe, do comprehensive research first. At present, it provides around 200 watch models. The most effective way to organize models is to categorize them in different “families” or subcategories. The models are differentiated depending on their complications.
For your first men’s watch, you may want to consider Complicated, Aquanaut, Nautilus, Grand Complication and Calatrava families. Since you are a newbie creator, you need to familiarize yourself with different watch references, most especially the reference of the piece you want to buy. Show it to a local authorized dealer to avoid confusion.
According to Patek Philippe, stainless steel is the most valuable metal it produces. This is for the reason that the most expensive timepieces ever sold at auction houses were made of stainless steel. Their company is also selective about the models provided in stainless steel.
So, where can you buy your dream Patek Philippe timepiece?
You can buy it from authorized dealers, secondary market dealers and Patek Philippe stores. The brand only maintains 3 stores all over the world, so you need to turn to reputable dealers. Aside from the aforementioned sellers, you can also look into third-party-owned stores and stand-alone boutiques which are authorized by Patek Philippe.
Once you get hold of your watch, the next thing you need to work on is its general maintenance. This means that you need to have it serviced every 5 years.