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Patek Philippe: The Impossible Collection

Fabienne Reybaud

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Dive into the world of exquisite timepieces with “Patek Philippe: The Impossible Collection.” Founded in Geneva in 1839 by Polish refugees Antoine Norbert de Patek and François Czapek, Patek Philippe stands at the pinnacle of Swiss fine watchmaking. Their mission was simple: to create the world’s most extraordinary watches.

Patek Philippe is renowned for its grand complications and groundbreaking innovations, such as the precision regulator in 1881 and the perpetual calendar mechanism in 1889. The brand has crafted iconic watches, including the 1926 Grande Complication, the 1933 Super Complication for Henry Graves, and the record-setting 2019 Grandmaster Chime.

With fewer than a million watches produced since its inception, Patek Philippe’s creations are highly sought after by collectors worldwide.

“Patek Philippe: The Impossible Collection” invites you to explore these rare timepieces through exclusive photographs from prominent collectors. Join the world of horological excellence and discover why Patek Philippe is celebrated as the zenith of watchmaking artistry.

Since 1989, Fabienne Reybaud has been an esteemed editor specializing in the luxury field. She was head of the jewelry and watches department of the French daily newspaper Le Figaro for twenty-five years and is now an independent journalist, writing for leading national publications such as Paris Match and Numéro. Reybaud is the author of several books, including Watches: The Ultimate Guide (Assouline, 2006, 2010), Chanel: Jewelry and Watches (Assouline, 2020), Jewelry Guide: The Ultimate Compendium (Assouline, 2022), Tambour by Louis Vuitton (Thames & Hudson, 2022) and Rolex: The Impossible Collection (Assouline, 2018, 2023).

PAGE COUNT
212 pages

NUMBER OF ILLUSTRATIONS
over 180

LANGUAGE
English

RELEASED ON
November 2023

DIMENSIONS
W 39 x L 47 x D 7 cm

COVER MATERIALS
Faux Leather Handcrafted volume in a Faux leather luxury clamshell case with metal plaque

ISBN
9781649802408

WEIGHT
9.0 kg

AUTHOR
Fabienne Reybaud

 

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Patek Philippe: The Impossible Collection

YOU NEVER ACTUALLY OWN A PATEK PHILIPPE. YOU MERELY LOOK AFTER IT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
— Patek Philippe ad, 1996

Why We Certified - Patek Philippe: The Impossible Collection

There's no other book that does the Patek Philipp justice like this one. It's a truly unbelievable piece of art.
Patek Philippe: The Impossible Collection was a no-brainer for us to have available to Australian watch fans, once you see it in person it will blow your mind.