Kultobjekt und Wertanlage ; Wissen, Märkte, Preise

Author: J. Michael Mehltretter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868523942


Page: 255

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Collecting Nautilius and Modern Patek Philippe Wristwatches

Author: Guido Mondani,Giorgia Mondani

Publisher: Guido Mondani Editore e Ass



Page: 960

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These 3 volumes represent an essential guide to know, collect and invest safely in 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 the 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 the Nautilus. The books come together with the updated price list of all published watches. Are you a watch collector and want to know everything about modern and vintage Patek Philippe watches? Have you recently approached the world of these watches and are looking for assured answers to your doubts? Are you a watch dealer and want to know exactly what you are buying or selling? Do you want to know the real value of your Patek Philippe wristwatches? For all this and much much more, these books are perfect for you! TOPICS All typologies of models are published in this edition: AquanautCalatravaAnnualcalendarPerpetual calendarChronograph with perpetual calendar split-secondsCelestialClassic and “form” watchesChronographChronograph and Perpetual calendarSplit-seconds chronographEllipseMoon phasesTimezoneGondoloNautilusOfficerWorld TimeArt watchesComplicated watchesRepeating watchesRepeating watches with tourbillonPower reserve and world timeSky moonEnamelMilitary watchesTourbillon These books also provide the updated estimates of every Patek Philippe ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like first to thank all of you, collectors and professionals, whose passion and energy keep alive the art of horology. That art no doubt deserves a much greater homage than this humblebook, which is nevertheless wholeheartedly dedicated to you. Horology is both art and technology. It has to do with conceiving ideas and bringing them tolife. For centuries, horology has been an expression of the cultural wealth of certain Societies. Today, computers and new technology make information ever more accessible, while at the same time making the finely-honed skills of superb artisans appear even more precious by contrast. Special thanks go to Mr. Philippe Stern, CEO of Patek Philippe. Special thanks go also to Franca and Guido Mondani. Their passion and dedication have brought forth many excellent andauthoritative books that have enriched collectors of fine horology throughout the world. OSVALDO PATRIZZI
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Patek Philippe

Author: Nicholas Foulkes

Publisher: Preface Publishing

ISBN: 9781848094628


Page: 640

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Patek Philippe & Co. the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer was founded in 1839 and remains to this day a family owned company (it was acquired in the 1930s by the Stern family). It designs and manufactures some of the world's most complicated and expensive mechanical watches and is widely considered the most prestigious watch brand in the world. Amongst many firsts, Patek was the first company to make a wrist watch and in 1933 Patek Philippe produced the first ultra-complicated (24 function) pocket-watch for Henry Graves, Jr., known as 'The Supercomplication'. The watch was auctioned at Sotheby's in November 2014 for $24,000,000, the most expensive timepiece ever sold. In 2014 it was revealed that Brad Pitt had paid $3m for a rare Patek Philippe 'J.B. Champion Observatory watch' as a gift for Angelina Jolie. Patek have commissioned Preface and Penguin Random House to create the definitive history of the company to celebrate their 175 anniversary. Overseen personally by owner Philippe Stern, Patek have opened their unique archive of timepieces and given the author complete access to their museum in Geneva. Patek have created a new archive of photographs especially for the book. Two years in preparation, this book is eagerly awaited by the millions of watch collectors around the world and will garner as much fanfair as the launch of one of their prestigious new designs.
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Patek Philippe.

Komplizierte Armbanduhren.

Author: Giampiero Negretti,Paolo De Vecchi

Publisher: Konemann

ISBN: 9783829014496

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 180

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Presents an important private collection with time pieces dating from 1921 to 1981. The fine art of watch making is a timeless illustration of craftsmanship.
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Patek Philippe

Cult Object and Investment

Author: J. Michael Mehltretter

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764342134

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 254

View: 9827

Through over 200 vivid color photos, detailed descriptions, and in-depth reporting about valuations, this book is a guide for both watch lovers and investors. It opens up new investment possibilities for the selection and purchase of rare watches by Patek Philippe using an unerringly promising approach! These valuable watches from Geneva represent real property. In an era of bank failures and immense losses, when investors are looking for investments in properties of certain value, classic Patek Philippe wristwatches can be nearly crisis-proof additions to an investment portfolio. This reference gives readers all the necessary details about vintage watches, from dials to hallmarks, allowing readers to invest with confidence. And, of course, this magnificent book contains plenty of information and beautiful photography for those who want only to appreciate the art, aesthetics, and technical excellence of these fine watches.
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Patek Philippe Highlights

Author: Herbert James

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764343223

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 95

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A young rebel named Antoni Norbert Patek de Prawdzic fled war-torn Poland in 1832 and embarked upon a career path that led him to watchmaker Jean-Adrien Philippe, inventor of the revolutionary built-in crown winding mechanism. In the 160 years since the pair founded Patek Philippe, the line has remained, without a doubt, one of the most traditional and noble watch manufacturers in the world. This illustrated book couples the most exclusive and beautiful timepieces the Genevan brand has ever manufactured with informative history and alluring photographs. Featured inside are several of the most popular examples from three of the company's outstanding watch families: the uncomplicated but cherished Calatrava collection, the groundbreaking sports line Nautilus, and the cross-generational Gondolo family. Each watch is accompanied by a complete list of technical specifications. This book is an essential acquisition for both casual fans and long-time connoisseurs of the brand.
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Patek Philippe in America

Marketing the World's Foremost Watch

Author: John Reardon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982037928

Category: Clocks and watches

Page: 359

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Patek Philippe Steel Watches

Author: John Golberger

Publisher: Damiani Editore

ISBN: 9788862083041

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 440

View: 2065

With this magnificent volume, watch expert and authority John Goldberger, author of "100 Superlative Rolex Watches," presents the most beautiful and remarkable watches ever fitted with steel cases by the Geneva-based watch company Patek Philippe. With the collaboration of the world's leading collectors and connoisseurs, the collection presented in this exclusive publication is the result of painstaking research, supplemented by professional photographs that show the most minute details and characteristics of the movement, case and dial of each timekeeper. With 187 superb examples, as well as over 900 color illustrations and 800 descriptive texts, this volume offers the watch collector and enthusiast invaluable information about the finest rare masterpieces of Patek Philippe's production, including recent research on referencenumbers, dials, movements, related calibers and each watch's year of production. Organized in 12 chapters, this tome covers a century of the company's quintessential spirit and style.
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Generation Deluxe

Consumerism and Philanthropy of the New Super-rich

Author: Iris Nowell

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781550025033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Iris Nowell identifies a worldwide class of multi-millionaires and billionaires emerging from the early 1990s - Generation Deluxe. Dot-com survivors, self-made entrepreneurs, celebrities, athletes, financiers, real estate moguls, media titans - their wealth starts at $100 million and ascends to the stratospheric affluence of Bill Gates, at $46 billion. The super-rich will spend $50 and $100 million just to build a house, and similar amounts for private jets, boats, and fleets of vehicles. The small change goes for a $25,000 wedding cake, a $1.2 millon watch, a $33,000 night in a Geneva hotel. Iris Nowell's exploration of consumerism reveals that lavish living imposes huge costs on the environment and endangers many forms of life. To clean up the damage, increasing numbers of the new super-rich, along with old-money inheritors, are redirecting their philanthropy to fund environmental protections - and, as never before, are helping to alleviate the global problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and disease.
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Uhren als Kapitalanlage

Status, Luxus, lukrative Investition

Author: Michael Brückner

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862482723

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3714

Der Uhrenmarkt verspricht lukrative und sichere Investitionen. Gerade deshalb wählen Anleger aktiv hochwertige Armbanduhren als mittel- bis langfristige Kapitalanlage. Deren Wert ist nicht zuletzt dank der anhaltend starken Nachfrage aus dem Nahen und Fernen Osten nachhaltig stabil, wenn nicht sogar steigend. Doch nur etwa zwanzig Prozent der Nobel-Armbanduhren eignen sich als Investitionsobjekt. Wie man schon beim Einkauf Preisnachlässe erzielt, sich gleichzeitig vor Plagiaten schützt und welche Marken das beste Investment bedeuten, zeigt Michael Brückner dem Leser praxisnah auf.
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