Drawing on exclusive interviews with its owners and with workers and watchmakers past and present as well as on hitherto unseen documents from the company‚Äôs archives, Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography celebrates the history of a unique company. Nicholas Foulkes traces the Patek Philippe history from founder Antoine Norbert de Patek‚Äôs early life in Poland as a young cavalry officer fighting in a doomed uprising. Foulkes recounts his exile, his life in Geneva. His meeting with gifted watchmaker Adrien Philippe and the 1932 purchase by the Stern family who over four generations have turned it into the legend that it is today.
"I am very pleased to see the history of my family‚Äôs company come to life in this excellent volume. This is the first time that the Patek Philippe archive has been accessed and brought to life in a factual and definitive work."
Honorary President of Patek Philippe
Gold blocking on front. Soft touch lamination and spot UV varnish. French folded
Hardback sewn with red thread, real cloth cover over 4 mm boards, gold blocking on front and spine, 2 silk ribbon markers
544 Pages colour Format : 29 x 30 cm. Prix : CHF 220.00 € 210.00