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Patek Philippe for Father’s Day

by on June 1st, 2010

Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119J, Retail $17,400

As time passes, Father’s Day is the time of year that has evolved and become most poignant to me. Both as a father, and as a son, it has taken on different sentiments over the years.

Patek Philippe 5960P, Retail $78,800

Patek Philippe’s tag line is “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.” Although marketing campaigns seldom resonate with me, this one does, because it demonstrates a respect for the past and fascination for the future, which is at the core of what it means to own a Patek.

The truth is any Patek Philippe is the best watch to give and receive on Father’s Day. From a simple Calatrava 5119 to the complication of the 5960, all pieces embody the affections of generations of children toward their fathers – and vice versa.

The New Patek Philippe Ladies’ Calatrava Ref. 7119

by on May 1st, 2009

Patek Philippe 7119/1G, Retail $29,700

The 7119 is the first Patek of the Basel 2009 collection to hit the stores. It is positively gorgeous.

At 31mm, it is a wonderful women’s size, and it is exciting to see the traditional hobnail, Calatrava bezel revamped for this contemporary beauty.

Whether you are wearing a little black dress or a white t-shirt, the white lacquer dial with its delicate roman numerals and elegant seconds subdial looks stunning. In addition, the matte champagne alligator strap that comes on the yellow gold version is particularly chic.

Adding a subtle magnificence, the 7119 features an exhibition case back showcasing the watch’s spectacular hand-wound, mechanical movement in action.