When Patek Met Philippe

Patek Philippe: The Autho­rized Biog­ra­phy

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Robb Collections Elegant Luxurious Stylish - By Ce­line Yap

For more than 175 years, Patek Philippe has been keep­ing the flame of tra­di­tional Genevan watch­mak­ing burn­ing strong with a deep com­mit­ment to in­no­va­tion.

One o f i ts g reat­est a dmir­ers is the ac­claimed art and horol­ogy spe­cial­ist, Ni­cholas Foulkes. A man of dis­cern­ing tastes and a pro­cliv­ity for only the best things in life, Foulkes is also the au­thor of Patek Philippe’s lat­est brand book, Patek Philippe: The Autho­rized Biog­ra­phy.

This 544-page tome took Foulkes five years to fin­ish and cov­ers Patek Philippe’s his­tory, peo­ple and watches. He was granted exclusive in­ter­views with sev­eral per­son­al­i­ties, all of whom play or have played piv­otal roles in the his­tory of the com­pany.

One such in­di­vid­ual is the widow of famed Swiss jewellery de­signer, Ger­ald Genta. Foulkes was also shown never- be­fore shared im­ages and orig­i­nal doc­u­ments from Patek Philippe’s ar­chives. Spe­cially com­mis­sioned pho­to­graphs of im­por­tant time­pieces mag­ni­fied to full page in size are also quite the treat for the Patek Philippe afi­cionado. www.patek.com ≠

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