Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Wei Koh & Auro Montanari Patek Perpetual Calendar Reference 3449

Wei Koh & Auro Montanari

Patek Perpetual Calendar

Reference 3449

Two of my favorite people just discussed one of the most beautiful Patek Philippe watches in history, and here it is!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wei Koh Interviews Patek Philippe CEO Thierry Stern

Wei Koh Interviews 

Patek Philippe CEO

Thierry Stern

My pal, Wei Koh interviewed Patek Philippe CEO Thierry Stern at Baselworld 2019, and as would be expected, they had an AMAZING conversation!!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ringo Star

Give More Love

Patek Philippe 'Jumbo' Aquanaut 

Reference 6065-1A

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sir Paul & His Patek

Sir Paul & His Patek

Friday, July 14, 2017

Jack & Cara Talk Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition

...Hodinkee Live...

Jack & Cara Talk
Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition

If you are in New York, be certain to drop by and visit the Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition, and defiantly watch this great video from Hodinkee, with a special guest who is a big Patek Philippe collector.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr

The Beatles Favorite 

Patek Philippe

Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr

Eight Days A Week Documentary 

On Jake's Patek Philippe World, I was the first to document the fact three of The Beatles wore Patek Philippe watches, this included Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr.  Today, I am excited to share some recent photos of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr both wearing similar stainless steel Patek Philippe watches. Paul is wearing an Aquanaut Reference 5167A, and Ringo is wearing the original 'Jumbo' Aquanaut [Reference 5065-1A].

These photos were all taken during photo shoots for the recent 2016 Ron Howard Beatles Documentary titled "Eight Days A Week". It is interesting to note McCartney and Starr are wearing the exact same Patek Philippe watch model on opposite wrists, which makes sense since Paul McCartney is a lefty.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Patek Philippe Reference 1518 Trilogy from Phillips

Patek Philippe Reference 1518 Trilogy
from Phillips


Friday, October 14, 2016

2016 Patek Philippe Ladies Magazine Ad

2016 Patek Philippe Ladies Magazine Ad
Ladies Annual Calendar Reference 4947R

I noticed tis gorgeous Patek Philippe magazine ad in the November 2016 Architectural Digest. The ladies Annual Calendar with a moonphase is beautiful!!! As I understand it, Patek Philippe Thierry Stern's wife designed this magnificent ladies watch!!! It's kind of bizarre to note this ad does not have Patek Philippe's web address on it, which makes it look very old school.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Unique Sky Moon Celestial Patek Philippe-Rose Gold: Reference 5106

Unique Heavenly Patek Philippe Celestial
44mm Rose Gold with Date
Reference 5106

Kamille is a reader of Jake's Patek Philippe World and he wrote in today to ask what the "blue beauty" was the upper right hand corner of the banner on Jake's Patek Philippe World, so I thought I would share this. In 2009, Patek Philippe made this one-of-a-kind Reference 5106, which is based upon the celestial Reference 5102. This unique rose gold watch features a special hand-tooled guilloché etching on its 22kt gold bezel.

This unique Patek Philippe shows the night sky of the northern hemisphere as it rotates backwards (counter-clockwise). This illustrates the angular progression of the stars as they appear, relative to Sirius (Meridian Passage).

The User Interface also displays the angular position of the moon as well as its phases and meridian passage. All of this apparent magic is achieved by a number of sapphire crystal discs that are stacked on top of each other and move at different speeds. The blue sapphire crystal that shows the cobalt blue background has 279 teeth and it shows the moon orbit, including the orbit of the moon, in a round aperture.

There is another transparent disc with 356 teeth that shows the Milky Way Galaxy. The Patek Philippe Reference 5106 has an exhibition case-back which allows viewing of the 325 part movement. The photo below seems to show the exact same watch, but I noticed the photo on the top has a red date arm, as apposed to the one below having a gold one.

This one of kind Patek Philippe was auctioned on September 24th, 2011 for 535,000 Euros (around $750,000) by Patrizzi & Co during the Monaco Yacht Show, which was attended by HSH Prince Albert II. All the proceeds of the sale went to support research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Dalai Lama Reveals His Patek Philippe Pocketwatch

Dalai Lama 
Reveals His Patek Philippe Pocketwatch
Gift from U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt in 1943

It has been known for a long time that his Holiness, The Dalai Lama was given a Patek Philippe Pocket-watch by U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt. Until today, the Dalai Lama's Patek Philiipe has never been seen, but in the photo below we see his holiness showing his watch off in Washington DC.

The photo below is a close-up photo of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama holding his Patek Phillipe & Company [Reference 658] pocket watch.

It was U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy who shared this magnificent Patek Philippe watch to the world. Senator Patrick Leahy is pictured below with His Holiness, The Dalai Lama in Washington DC, along with Mrs. Leahy.

Senator Patrick Leahy showcased the Dalai Lama's Patek Philippe in a Tweet on Twitter Today, as seen below.

A Treasured Gift Of Friendship From

U.S. President

Franklin Roosevelt

The Patek Philippe was a given to The Dalai Lama as a gift from U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt in 1943. During World War II , the Allied Powers wanted to build a road through Tibet, from India that continued to China. In 1943, two American agents from the Office Of Strategic Services delivered a package to the young Dalai Lama from U.S. President Roosevelt, which contained a letter and a complicated yellow-gold Patek Phillipe Reference 658 Pocket-watch model.

The Dalai Lama

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