Monday, February 8, 2010

Watches: Patek Philippe

It seems around Geneva, Patek Philippe is the king of watch brands. Which is pretty amazing for anyone to stand out, considering the market is so choked with competition.

To me, it's not surprising that that they have such a strong brand, and seem to be one of the only watch manufactures that have a strategy behind their advertising. Their line for years has been, "You never really own a Patek Philippe. You simply look after it for the next generation."

Here are a couple of their funkier pieces...


But it's hard to beat the elegance of something simple...
I can't even guess what these go for. They won't list them on their site, but the dinged-up ones on eBay start around $3500. Someone's even a Patek Philippe ad that starts at $9.99.

I hope someone tries to sell one of my ads on eBay someday.

1 comment:

Mark said...

What they're really saying is, "You never really own a Patek Philippe...because you'll be making monthly payments for the rest of your life and through the next generation"