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Since its creation in 1839, Patek Philippe has been the perfect embodiment of watchmaking excellence, combining complications and refinement. In its perpetual quest for excellence, the Swiss manufacture tells a story through each of its watches that spans generations. The balance between tradition and innovation is perfectly reflected in the evolution of its dials. Each one embodies the quintessence of purity, reflecting the company's commitment to meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail.
They are unmistakable thanks to the attention paid to every detail. The Stern family, from a branch of the dial-making family in Geneva, has played a major role in their success and the quality of their designs.

Classic dials
They are mainly adorned with Roman or Arabic numerals, and emphasise simplicity and legibility while focusing on a refined aesthetic. Some, such as the sector dial, a model of its kind produced during the art deco years, have become a cult among collectors.

Sold at Aguttes for €7,800

Guilloché dials
They are most often used in the centre of dials, with the material used in both pocket watches and wristwatches, and are most often found on bespoke watches such as the Rare Handcrafts / Art Watches & Timepieces series.


Enamelled dials
It is undoubtedly the art of Patek Philippe to have produced the most beautiful polychrome dials in cloisonné enamel, as on the reference 2481 or the famous reference 2523 world time with cloisonné enamel dial for the main continents (Europe, Asia, America), the Holy Grail for all collectors.


Skeleton dials
The use of the skeleton dials dates back to the end of the 18th century with automaton watches, and has been used ever since. It is often used on Patek Philippe watches, such as the famous Ellipse model, which is highly sought-after in its "skeleton" version.


Calendar watch dials
This is certainly what has shaped the legend of the Patek Philippe brand since its beginnings, but even more so today, it is these dials that can be found on the grand complications, such as the famous reference 5270, known as the "Chin" because of the outline of the railway minute track, which is a special feature of the series with a deep blue dial.

Sold at Aguttes €156,000

For further information, please contact
Claire Hofmann
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