September 16, 2005, Shanghai-The world’s top timepiece brand Patek Philippe officially landed in Mainland China a few days ago and settled in Shanghai Bund 18 to open a store and service center in Shanghai, China. As the only family-owned independent watchmaker in the world, Patek Philippe, founded in 1839, is known as the world’s best and exquisite timepiece product, and has always been the darling of antique watch collectors and watch lovers. The twenty most expensive watches sold at global auctions are all produced by Patek Philippe. The Patek Philippe Graves pocket watch was sold for more than 11 million US dollars at the 1999 auction, setting a record for the world’s most expensive watch.
Quot & quot; Bringing Patek Philippe’s top timepiece art to China has always been our wish. & quot; Mr. Philippe Stern, President of Patek Philippe, said that & quot; The establishment of a Patek Philippe store and service center in Shanghai, China will give more Chinese guests the opportunity to share Patek Philippe’s unique quality and extraordinary hand-made Craftsmanship and precious collection value. & quot;
Always adhere to the concept of ‘manufacturing the world’s finest and finest timepieces’. Patek Philippe adheres to Geneva’s most exquisite watchmaking technology, is committed to maintaining its century-old tradition, and has absolute autonomy in watch design, production and assembly. Today, the Patek Philippe factory produces about 20,000 to 25,000 timepieces per year, and its complex mechanical watches have been manufactured for 8-10 years. Such exquisite craftsmanship makes Patek Philippe the only watch manufacturer in the world to receive the highest quality assurance of the watch industry with all mechanical movements-‘Geneva Seal’. (Ninety-five percent of the movements that received the Geneva Quality Seal are Patek Philippe timepieces).
上海 Shanghai China Store and Service Center is the third store opened by Patek Philippe worldwide after Geneva and Paris. To celebrate the opening, several precious bells collected in the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva were displayed at No. 18 on the Bund, giving Chinese guests a chance to enjoy the most extraordinary timepieces of Patek Philippe up close. The precious watches on display include 3878J and 3880J with hand-carved ultra-thin movement skeletons, and three precious pocket watches that have also been awarded the ‘Geneva Seal’. In addition, Patek Philippe customized the ‘Panda Table Clock’ table clock with Chinese characteristics for Shanghai, China. The national treasure’s giant panda painting and hand-carved flowers, together with Patek Philippe’s exquisite watchmaking technology, make the clock more perfect. While bringing the luxurious and elegant top-level timepiece art to China, Patek Philippe’s Shanghai store also has an after-sales service center composed of a watchmaker trained by Patek Philippe to provide services to customers, which fully reflects Patek Philippe Confidence in the Chinese market.
The management and operation of the Patek Philippe Shanghai store and service center in China is the sole responsibility of Melchers Group, which has been engaged in commercial activities in China for more than 140 years. As a business partner of Patek Philippe for many years, the Meishi Group and Patek Philippe will work together to provide high-quality services for Chinese antique watch collectors and increasing watch lovers.
As early as a thousand years ago, the Kingdom of Poland gradually formed. In the late 18th century, almost all of the kingdom’s territory fell under the rule of the Russian tsars. In 1830, the Polish army broke up and a group of officers occupied the Governor’s residence. However, the uprising ended in defeat under the suppression of the Russian army, and a large number of Polish people abandoned their hatred and fled to Western Europe under the ouster of the Russian army.
ANTONI NORBERT PATEK DE PRAWDZIC Aestheticist | Born in Poland on July 12, 1812, this legendary military officer has played the role of a contact between various Polish refugee groups during his fugitive years. He traveled around the world and settled in Geneva in 1835 under the name Antoine Norbert de Patek. His strong love for watches and arts led him to start a business career in managing valuable pocket watches. The pursuit of excellence in product quality soon won him the favor of a large number of influential customers.
简 A Brief History of Company Name
In 1839, the company was established under the name ‘Patek, Czapek & Cie’, and then changed its name four times: to ‘Patek & Cie’ in 1845, and to ‘Patek Philippe & Cie’ in 1851, In 1901 it was changed to & quot; Ancienne Manufacture d’Horlogerie Patek Philippe & Cie, SA & quot ;, and finally changed its name to & quot; Patek-Philippe SA & quot; in 1932.
The first stage: 1839-1900
Origin: PATEK, CZAPEK & CIE | The success in the watch industry inspired Antoine Norbert de Patek to work with his fellow Polish watchmaker, Fran? Ois Czapek, a talented watchmaker, on May 1, 1839. Founded & quot; Patek Czapek & Cie & quot; company.
新 This newly-established company employs 6 employees and hand-mades more than 200 beautiful and exquisite pocket watches every year. The few remaining of these pocket watches to this day are regarded as proof of the most superb level of early pocket watch technology-no doubt, these pocket watches are the product of the perfect combination of aesthetics and excellent skills. Six years later, Czapek left the company.
EANJEAN-ADRIEN PHILIPPE Innovator | Jean-Adrien Philippe, born in Paris in 1815, his father is a watchmaker. He grew up in the ears and became an outstanding technician. Under the age of 21, he set up a factory to produce watch parts and assemble about 150 pocket watches every year. In 1842, at the age of 27, he invented the first clockwork clock, a mechanical mechanism that could wind or set the hands. He hopes that this invention can drive future sales. Although this did not bring him wealth, it became the reason why he met Antoine Norbert de Patek two years later.
的 On the eve of a great adventure | In 1844, Antoine Norbert de Patek and Jean-Adrien Philippe met in Paris, who showed off their innovations-a new invention of winding the winding stem and setting.
They met each other late and found that they share many ambitions; therefore, Patek invited Jean-Adrien Philippe to join his company in 1845. On May 15th of this year, they established a partnership and promised to work together to produce the world’s finest and finest timing tools. In 1851, the company’s name was changed from & quot; Patek & Cie & quot; to & quot; Patek, Philippe & Cie & quot ;. At this point, a union that would bring profound changes to the world’s timepieces was formed.
PATEK, PHILIPPE & CIE: avant-garde and new trends | With the continuous development of the industrial age, Jean-Adrien Philippe has introduced mechanization into production, thereby strengthening many production processes. Relying on the most advanced craftsmanship of that era, in 1845, they invented the first three-question pocket watch that could show the hour, minute and minute. But Patek realized that the most important thing in shaping the company’s image at this time was to attract more international attention. In 1851, at the Crystal Palace Expo in London, known as the pioneer of the World’s Fair, the world’s first pocket watches with a winding handle aroused great curiosity from celebrities around the world. Queen Victoria of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was among them. In the end, Patek pushed his brand to the European and American markets with his tireless energy and continuous innovation, and began to enter the South American and Chinese markets since 1870.
上 At the World Exposition held in Paris in 1867, Patek Philippe displayed many watches with novel and complex functions, and soon these watches became the company’s leading products.
Although the company’s development is in full swing, the two founders have always maintained their commitment to the commitment to making the world’s finest and finest watches; in 1868, they ushered in a new milestone: Patek Philippe for Kocewicz, Hungary The countess made the world’s first Swiss watch. The company has built a strong reputation for excellence in creativity and has since fascinated women worldwide for its products.
后 After the death of Antoine Norbert de Patek in 1877, Jean-Adrien Philippe alone assumed the responsibility of continuing to maintain the company’s philosophy. In 1889, Patek Philippe filed a patent application for its perpetual calendar mechanism, which did not need to manually adjust the calendar display for different month lengths or leap year changes. In January 1891, Jean-Adrien Philippe let his son Joseph-Emile take over the company; three years later he died.