Watch directory Watch magazine Watch exhibitions Watch news Contacts MONTRETV
 
   
  Watchmakers >    A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   ¹     
 
 Patek Philippe watch auction |  Patek Philippe. Is there any more expensive watches? |  Official site Patek Philippe |  Patek Philippe |  Sky Moon watch |  The most complex watch in the World |  Patek Philippe watch museum |  Legendary Nautilus watch |  Patek and money |  Patek and Sterns |  Patek Philippe and female logic |  Having Patek Philippe watch it is possible to become famous |  Patek Philippe has some ties with Russia |  Annual Calendar Regulator by Patek Philippe – is a technical masterpiece | Table of limited watches
 
 
 

Patek and Sterns

The present head of Patek Philippe company is Thierry SternThierry Stern who became the director two years ago. It is the fourth stern, who keeps tenderly the heritage of whole Patek Philippe company for the future.
Thierry Stern started to work for Patek Philippe when he was 18 years old after his graduation from some school of commerce. Which means that for a family business he even refused to study at University. In 1998 he was appointed to the position of the department and after this to the position of the vice-president of the company, to 2009 he became the head of Patek Philippe.

From early childhood Thierry Stern passionately looked through his father's collection of pocket watch. This collection was the beginning of Patek Philippe museum's collection.

The keeper of Patek Philippe museum Arno Telier every time offers to Thierry to touch the watches, to examine their functions but he refuses to do this always.

But Thierry Sterh has a direct relation to the production made by Patek Philippe today. More over any watch (even some model supplied with repeater for example) would not be approved by Thierry Stern till he inspect and examine them himself. Too loud watches always sent to improvement.

Except one's careful attitude towards work, Thierry Stern is famous for that he adopted a new quality standard - an identification mark of Patek Philippe. For Patek Philippe as for any other modern watch-producing brand it is very remarkable to get a Geneva seal but to get a personal seal is not very easy. That is why in 2009 Patek Philippe watch company made a personal Patek Philippe Seal.

Henry SternStern family got Patek Philippe company thanks to financial crisisPhilippe and Thierry Stern of far 1929. As people say: no such good luck had not bad luck helped. Financial crisis made Adrien Philippe to look for help and there was Stern brothers who did it. Sterns had Fabrique de Cadrans Stern Freres which supplied Patek Philippe with exclusive dials.

In 1932 Stern brothers bought Patek Philippe completely. So then the company was managed by a competent person, who knew the way with horology business and also  could keep the company afloat.

In 1958 the head position was shifted to Henry Stern – not only because of his surname, but because he was worth this place.
In 1936 he founded  Henri Stern Watch Agency – a distribution office of Patek Philippe in New York. After this he was the head of Patek Philippe manufacture for more than 20 years. During the time of his management lever watch, supplied with a tourbillon ans swinging balance spring was released. This model was registered in Geneva observatory in 1962, which proves unbeatable record of Patek Philippe watch's accuracy.

Henry Stern was not only a talented man but also he was a good manager and a key  person in the company's history. It was he who gathered historic heritage of Patek Philippe from pieces, having collected the greatest collection of watches in the world kept in Patek Philippe museum in Switzerland. Henry Stern gathered not only the most important watches (more than 500 Philippe Sternitems), but also the exposition showing horology development.

In 1978 the position of Patek Philippe president was taken by his son Philippe Stern. In 1989 (the time of his managing) the legendary model Caliber 89, was made by skillful watchmakers of Patek Philippe. This model was aimed to the 150th company's anniversary and were considered to be the most complicated watch in the world.
After this Philippe Stern created a new watch model for a new century - Star Caliber 2000 which also was considered to be the most complicated in the world of exclusive watch Patek Philippe. Finally in 2001 Philippe Stern sucsessfully realised the idea of his father and opened Patek Philippe museum.

Since August 2009 the position of the president is taken by Tiery stern who adopted this position after his father Philippe, which means that Patek Philippe company is ruled by the fourth generation of Sterns.


  Video  
Patek Philippe watches  at BaselWorld 2012 (Basel, March 2012)
Patek Philippe watches at BaselWorld 2012 (Basel, March 2012)

Views: 2559
   



  lines/series Patek Philippe
Men's
Ladies
Pocket Watches
Limited Editions

  News
Gray is a ''bright'' feature of fashionable time meters! Gray is a ''bright'' feature of fashionable time meters!
Sky Map: Patek Philippe Presents New Model from the Men Grand Complications Collection Sky Map: Patek Philippe Presents New Model from the Men Grand Complications Collection
Patek Philippe at the KunstWerkUhr Exhibition in Munich Patek Philippe at the KunstWerkUhr Exhibition in Munich
Patek Philippe Boutique Opened in Moscow Patek Philippe Boutique Opened in Moscow
Calatrava Ref. 5960 Timepiece for the Moscow Patek Philippe Boutique Calatrava Ref. 5960 Timepiece for the Moscow Patek Philippe Boutique
Calatrava Réf. 7200 by Patek Philippe Calatrava Réf. 7200 by Patek Philippe
The Henry Graves Super Complication Timepiece by Patek Philippe will again be sold at Sotheby's The Henry Graves Super Complication Timepiece by Patek Philippe will again be sold at Sotheby's
New Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 6002 Timepiece by Patek Philippe New Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 6002 Timepiece by Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe Timepiece specifically for Only Watch 2013 Patek Philippe Timepiece specifically for Only Watch 2013
Record of Patek Philippe at Sotheby's in Asia Record of Patek Philippe at Sotheby's in Asia
Antiquorum Will Present Patek Philippe Platinum Ref 5016 Black & Red Watch Antiquorum Will Present Patek Philippe Platinum Ref 5016 Black & Red Watch
New Watch Ref. 4968 by Patek Philippe New Watch Ref. 4968 by Patek Philippe
New Annual Calendar Watch by Patek Philippe for Tiffany & Co New Annual Calendar Watch by Patek Philippe for Tiffany & Co
Eric Clapton Watch was sold at Christie's for $ 3.6 million Eric Clapton Watch was sold at Christie's for $ 3.6 million
The New Branch of Patek Philippe in Shanghai The New Branch of Patek Philippe in Shanghai
New Nautilus Watch by Patek Philippe New Nautilus Watch by Patek Philippe
November Sotheby's auction will be held In Geneva November Sotheby's auction will be held In Geneva
Antiquorum Watch Auction in Hong Kong Antiquorum Watch Auction in Hong Kong
Brad Pitt bought Angelina Jolie Patek Philipp watch for $ 400.000 Brad Pitt bought Angelina Jolie Patek Philipp watch for $ 400.000
Which Watch Brands Do American Millionaires Prefer? Which Watch Brands Do American Millionaires Prefer?
Unique Patek Philippe Watch with Minute Repeater at Antiquorum Unique Patek Philippe Watch with Minute Repeater at Antiquorum
Christie's Important Watches Results Christie's Important Watches Results
New York is preparing to auction Sotheby's in the category of New York is preparing to auction Sotheby's in the category of
New Nautilus Annual Calendar 5726/1A by Patek Philippe New Nautilus Annual Calendar 5726/1A by Patek Philippe
Novelty by Patek Philippe - Calatrava Rabbits Watch Novelty by Patek Philippe - Calatrava Rabbits Watch
Auction Christie's - Parade of Haute Horlogerie Masterpieces in Geneva Auction Christie's - Parade of Haute Horlogerie Masterpieces in Geneva
Baselworld 2012: PATEK PHILIPPE – Ladies First Perpetual Calendar Baselworld 2012: PATEK PHILIPPE – Ladies First Perpetual Calendar
BaselWorld 2012: Split-Seconds Chronograph and Perpetual Calendar Watch by Patek Philippe BaselWorld 2012: Split-Seconds Chronograph and Perpetual Calendar Watch by Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Automatic Watch at BaselWorld 2012 Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Automatic Watch at BaselWorld 2012
Replenishment of women's collection Ladies First by Patek Philippe Replenishment of women's collection Ladies First by Patek Philippe
Watches of the Year by Chronos24 Watches of the Year by Chronos24
A new world record of Patek Philippe at auction A new world record of Patek Philippe at auction
The Christie's champion watches with their eyes The Christie's champion watches with their eyes
Sophisticated refinement of a new female model Ladies First Split Seconds Chronograph by the company Patek Philippe! Sophisticated refinement of a new female model Ladies First Split Seconds Chronograph by the company Patek Philippe!
A new chronograph with perpetual calendar by Patek Philippe A new chronograph with perpetual calendar by Patek Philippe
Galaxy of masterpieces by Patek Philippe at Antiquorum Galaxy of masterpieces by Patek Philippe at Antiquorum
A surprising combination of past and present in a new Column Wheel Chronograph by Patek Philippe! A surprising combination of past and present in a new Column Wheel Chronograph by Patek Philippe!
The worldwide watch history pieces in the upcoming Sotheby's The worldwide watch history pieces in the upcoming Sotheby's
In September 23, 2011, a charity auction Only Watch was held In September 23, 2011, a charity auction Only Watch was held

  Watch magazine
Most expensive watches or watches as marks of distinction
Tourbillon is my heart
Most expensive watches, sold at auctions
Subtle tricks of Horlogerie
Thin watches - timeless classics
Chronograph: the moment’s price
Astronomical wristwatches - a path through the Universe
Grand Complications - the most complicated watches
Famous watches and luxury watch brands
Architecture of time
Jewels of time
Desk clocks
Watches with world time function
Musical watches
Watch magazine | Contacts
© 2017 montre24.com All Rights Reserved.
All materials on this site are the intellectual property of information watch portal montre24.com and protected by copyright law. Any usage of materials or fragments from montre24.com is allowed only at the mention of the source.