The Magnificent World of Patek Philippe Movements

Patek Philippe timepieces and the movements inside them have always been revered by watch aficionados the world over.  Now the world’s finest watch maker has created an even higher standard of excellence. It is called the Patek Philippe Seal.

To qualify for the Patek Philippe Seal, a movement must fulfill many strict requirements with respect to its technical assets and its finishing. Compliance with this criterion results in masterpieces that are admired by knowledgeable connoisseurs for their outstanding functionality, long-term reliability, superior rate accuracy and peerless beauty.

Currently, 19 basic calibers and over 50 different types of movements are featured in the Patek Philippe current collection and produced in small series. This is a guarantee of exceptional value, which combined with unequaled quality, explains the great success of Patek Philippe among collectors. With a significant majority of mechanical movements, Patek Philippe is the undisputed leader of traditional fine watchmaking.

Around 200 highly qualified watchmakers work on assembling components by hand. Pre-assembly, assembly, fitting the balance springs, adjustments, and complications are entrusted to specialists endowed with an immeasurable wealth of “know-how”.

It takes 3 to 5 years of research to develop a new model depending on the complications and could even require up to 9 years for exceptional pieces like the Caliber 89, Patek Philippe’s most complicated portable timepiece.

If you would like to know more about Patek Philippe watches then please visit our shop and ask to speak to one of our knowledgeable sales staff. They will be pleased to answer any questions you have regarding these exceptional timepieces.

Harold Freeman Jewelers is an Authorized Dealer of Patek watches located on the west coast of Florida.


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