A safe guide to collect and invest in modern and vintage Patek Philippe.
These 3 volumes represent the most complete work ever realized on Patek Philippe. They include more than 2000 Patek Philippe wristwatches, everyone photographed in natural colors and more than 500 full page images.
The first two volumes show Patek Philippe wristwatches from their creation to 2003 and the third one is divided into two parts: one is about all the creations from 2004 to 2010 and the other one, larger and prevalent, is entirely dedicated to NAUTILUS models.
This model was designed in 1972 by Geral Genta and it was born from a sketch on a napkin in a Basel restaurant. This book explains all its characteristics and goes through its evolution from 1976.
All typologies of Patek Philippe are published in this edition:
– Perpetual calendar
– Chronograph with perpetual calendar split-seconds
– Classic and “form” watches
– Chronograph and Perpetual calendar
– Split-seconds chronograph
– Moon phases
– World Time
– Art watches
– Complicated watches
– Repeating watches
– Repeating watches with tourbillon
– Power reserve and world time
– Sky moon
– Military watches
This edition is written by Osvaldo Patrizzi, known as one of the 20 most important names in the world in the field of horology and by Guido Mondani, one of the most known collectors in the world and publisher of the COLLECTOR’S LIBRARY dedicated to wristwatches.
You can find 2000 pictures of watches, and every one comes with detailed information and descriptions, useful for the collector’s future choices.
Every year you will receive for free the updated estimates of the Patek Philippe wristwatches.
Water Resistance - Although we may pressure test a watch prior to being shipped, we do not guarantee any watch to be waterproof and do not cover any water issues under any type of warranty. The reason is because there are too many life factors that can contribute to a watch not being water resistant anymore. Statistically, this applies to even the most careful of watch wearers ...show moreshow less
Box and Papers - All box and papers do is guarantee the box and papers are authentic. The bad guys know that people put trust into original papers so by putting genuine papers with a fake watch allows them to pull off a scam...and when the buyer finds out down the road the watch was fake, the scammer is long gone. The only way to check authenticity is by having the watch checked. As with most preowned watches, the original box and/or papers are not available because they were not retained by the original owner. ...show moreshow less
Warranty – This warranty applies to the movement of the watch only. Watch movements are warrantied to perform as described in the BeckerTime item description during the warranty period. This warranty does not include the battery, strap, links, clasp, case, crown, bezel, dial, hands, screws, crystal and/or diamonds. Damage to a watch due to accident, neglect or mistreatment is not covered by this warranty. Mistreatment includes modification of the watch through the addition or substitution of parts or accessories not provided by Beckertime and will void this warranty. Also not included is the loss or theft of the watch or any damage done by loss or theft. Damage caused by fire, pressure or natural disaster is not covered. This warranty does not cover any water damage—including crystal fogginess, movement damage, dial or bezel damage, seals, gaskets, liquid penetration and any issues pertaining to water. This warranty replaces the original manufacturers warranty. ...show moreshow less
Processing Time - All items are shipped from our facility FOUR (4) BUSINESS DAYS from the date payment is received. Please be patient as this processing time is necessary to prepare each shipment with the very best care. ...show moreshow less
International Bidders - Most countries charge customs duties taxes and fees on items being imported from the USA. You are responsible to know your Country's importing laws and taxes. The Buyer pays ALL import duties taxes and fees. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. ...show moreshow less