The classic Patek Philippe brand has delivered a consistent line of high-quality, high-class, and simply stunning time pieces. To choose five of the most popular watches from this brand is difficult in that Patek Philippe is typically synonymous of quality in and of itself.
However, while ranking the top five most popular wrist watches, the following models by Patek Philippe were absolute shoo-ins for this list.
1. Patek Philippe Complications Automatic Chronograph Platinum Men’s Watch 5961P
The Complications Automatic Chronograph Platinum’s men’s watch is a stunning piece of art by his high-class brand name. Featuring a platinum case and blue alligator leather strap, the high quality materials set Patek Philippe apart from any other time piece maker.
With a case diameter of 40.5 mm, this wrist watch does have similarities to other famous luxury watches in that the diameter is not over 42 mm. This allows for a classic look and ability to use the best quality without creating a gaudy time piece. This Complications series men’s watch features an Automatic movement as well as a chronograph, and the 40.5 mm round dial is an immediate classic.
Here are some of the impressive technical specification this model features:
- Round Case
- 5 mm Case Diameter
- Case Material: Platinum
- Bezel: 36 baguette diamonds
- Analog Dial
- Matte Blue Dial Color
- Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal Dial Window
- Luminous Hands and Markers
- Hour and Minute Markers Around Outer Rim
- 2 Sub Dials: 30 Minute and 12 Hour
- Band Type: Strap
- Band Material: Blue Alligator Leather
- Fold Over Clasp with Safety
- Automatic Movement
- 22 baguette diamonds
- Case Back: Skeleton
- Functions: Chronograph, Calendar (Month, Day, and Date)
- Water Resistance: 30 meters (100 feet)
This Swiss-made wrist watch’s best feature is the unique design. The skeleton case back offers a look at the beautiful Automatic movement, and the incredible fixed bezel contains 36 baguette diamonds. The fold over clasp has a safety set with 22 baguette diamonds as well. When not in use, it has a power reserve of 55 hours.
You can own this Patek Philippe wrist watch at the link above for $126,995.
2. Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5970-G
The Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is a beautiful and classic model by Patek Philippe. Featuring an 18k white gold casing, 18k white gold bezel, silver dial, a Sapphire crystal dial window, and a manual movement, this is a wrist watch for those who do not want a complicated time piece.
This is a hand-wound watch that features hour markings, three sub dials, and two windows that display the day of the week and the month at the 12 o’clock position. With additional indices surrounding the edge of the dial, this time piece looks more akin to an aviator or sailor design.
The manual movement is beautifully simple and includes 24 jewels and a mixture of gold and stainless steel to offer the best movement possible. This Swiss-made watch absolutely stunning, with an antique white dial color that looks stunning against the 18k white gold case. The band material is a dark brown fine leather made from calfskin—however, your band can come in a variety of colors and materials.
The dial face is the most fascinating part of this time piece. It offers a classic design while looking very busy. The outer edge shows non-functional design numeral markings of water depth up to 500 meters; followed by numerals representing the seconds in groups of five; underneath the 12 o’clock position are two separate windows side-by-side that display the day of the week and the month of the year.
There are also three sub dials at the 3 o’clock position, 6 o’clock position, and the 9 o’clock position. They display the half hour, a 31-day calendar/moon phase display, and a 60 second/24-hour clock, respectively. These sub dials are excellently made multi-display features that offer the wearer a host of time information at a single glance of their time piece.
This model is a favorite among luxury time piece collectors, and you can own it for $141,990 at the link above.
3. Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Silver Dial 18k White Gold Bracelet 5396/1G-010
The Annual Calendar Silver Dial 18k White Gold time piece is a simple and outstandingly elegant watch by Patek Phillipe that is more affordable than some of their other models. While less expensive, this time piece does not compromise quality or design—this is one of the most stunning wrist watches you will ever see.
Featuring 18k White Gold on a 18k White Gold bracelet, this Swiss-made time piece has the best Swiss Automatic movement money can buy. The dial is a pure silver white with White Gold bezel, hands, and markings.
This offers a two-toned look to this watch, giving it a simple and elegant design. The time piece has two windows between the center and the 12 o’clock window which represent the day of the week and the month of the year.
At the 6 o’clock position sits another window that displays the day of the month. There is one sub dial located between the center of the dial and the 6 o’clock position and displays both a 24-hour indication and the moon phase. The second hand is also a center sweep, which offers a smooth second indication.
In addition to these features, this Annual Calendar model uses the best Sapphire crystal for the dial window and is water resistant. Patek Philippe designed this case after the Calatrava 96 from 1932—this timeless and antiqued style is an inspiration to modern, traditional time pieces.
As mentioned previously, this beautiful wrist watch will only cost you $49,900.
4. Patek Philippe Complications Annual Calendar Men’s Watch 5205G-010
A bold and dark style is often looked over when designing a luxury time piece—this Complication Series Annual Calendar by Patek Philippe embraces bold and dark colors and combines them with toned elegance and shining quality.
Featuring a Swiss Automatic movement, this analog display is of such fine quality that just looking at it leaves you short of breath. The 40 mm 18 White Gold case perfectly curved to complement the Matte Black and Slate Gray of the dial. The black leather band further sets in the emboldened colors.
Sunlight is no issue, as the best anti-reflective Sapphire crystal is used to protect the dial and deliver a glare-less view at the time in any light.
This time piece is water resistant up to 100 feet (30 meters), so it can be submerged in water, but it is not recommended for scuba diving use. With a beautiful time piece such as this, you would not want to risk damage to the genuine leather.
You can purchase this incredible and stunning Patek Philippe for $44,160 at the link above.
5. Patek Philippe Grand Complication Men’s Perpetual Watch 5139G-010
The last Patek Philippe on this top five list is a part of the Grand Complication Collection. This time piece is smaller than the standard 40 mm—at 38 mm, this case diameter is smaller, but the beauty and sheer bold look does not make it feel small. The dial looks huge due to the placement and style of the hour markers, thin dial hands, three sub dials, and the incredible bezel.
However, first things first: the construction. This dial features an analog display on a black dial with 18k white gold case and raised bezel. The band material is made with black alligator leather and looks perfect against the pitch black dial. The hour markers do not use numerals but simple and clean 18 white gold lines to display the time.
The sub dials are located at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock and display the following:
- 24 Hour Indicator
- 7 Days of the Week
- 12 Months of the Year
- 31 Day Monthly Calendar
- Moon Phase
- Hour and Minute Markers
This Swiss-made time piece uses the finest materials and the finest Swiss Automatic movement in such an elegant and timeless design, that so many consumers have purchased this model for its sophistication rather than other luxury brands.
The sheer class and addition of multiple sub dials offer complete time-keeping of the month, day of the week, day of the month, 24-hour clock, 12-hour clock, and even the moon phase. This is one of the classiest men’s watches on the market and the sheer quality of its construction and thoughtfulness of the design is what Patek Philippe is so respected and known for.
At a cost of $82,190, this is a time piece of a lifetime.