Patek Philippe has always been associated with the highest quality and craftsmanship. The production of a Patek Philippe timepiece supersedes all conventional standards. Every single detail is taken into consideration. To communicate these rigorus standards and guarantee that they are respected, Patek Philippe has created a proprietary seal of quality. It is known as “The Patek Philippe Seal”. The highest standard in the art of watchmaking. The Patek Philippe Seal is a emblem of excellence that applies to the completed and fully cased watch. It covers the movement, the case, dial, hands, pushers, buttons, straps, bracelets, buckles and clasps as well as all other components that contribute to the accuracy and aesthetic appeal of the timepiece.
To qualify for the Patek Philippe Seal, a movement must fulfill a multitude of strict requirements with respect to its technical assets and its finissage. Compliance with this criterion results in masterpieces that are admired by knowledgeable connoisseurs for their outstanding functionality, long-term reliability, superior rate accuracy, and unmatched beauty. Individuals who own a timepiece with the Patek Philippe Seal can rest assured that for its entire lifetime, their watch is backed by a global service organization which measures up to the same standards of excellence as the product itself – in every respect. The unlimited validity of this promise is rooted in the philosophy behind an instrument made to last, a watch acquired not only for personal gratification but one destined to be handed down to future generations.
Finally, the true purpose of the Patek Philippe seal was to create a new world recognized benchmark for Patek Philippe watches that would incorporate all of the standards that have always made a Patek Philippe watch special. This decision was not made in an egotistical manner but rather was aimed at formalizing and communicating what stands behind the Patek Philippe quality, internally and outside the company, and to bring a stronger guarantee of excellence to their customers. The directives of the Patek Philippe Seal are very strict, stronger than any other benchmark from any other watch company and most importantly envelop the watch in its entirety. And so after more than 120 years Patek Philippe has started to replace the long standing Geneva Seal with the Patek Philippe Seal.
Harold Freeman Jewelers is an Patek Philippe Authorized Agent.