Patek Philippe Rare Handcrafts

Written by:Patrick R.|

If you are passionate about art and authentic craftsmanship, you’re probably bored of seeing the same watches on Instagram. Fear not! For here at IWS, we have the series just for you: the Artisanal Masterpieces created by Patek Philippe Rare Handcrafts.

Why did we start this series?

We too, like you, are tired of seeing the same watches on our Instgram feeds. IWS sometimes has fed into this, and we’ve always thought we could do better!
We did a lot of reading, research and discussion amongst ourselves and found that the root issue lies in a simple lack of knowledge from many media outlets. It isn’t necessarily their own fault, but as a result, they all post the same content.

Almost has written about Patek Philippe’s Rare Handcrafts, so we thought that we should embark upon this journey (which is already online on Instagram!)

The selection spans from wristwatches, to pocket watches and even table clocks

Aside from the classic wristwatches, we’ve also selected various gems from the pocket watch and table clock collections. Why? Although it’s hard to narrow down, they perfectly encapsulate Patek Philippe’s attention to detail and spirit of artisanal mastery.

In the President’s own words…

The Honorary President of Patek Philippe, Philippe Stern, noted that these rare handcrafts have never (nor will ever) followed the demands of the wider market. Even when there was little desire for these timepieces, Patek made sure to manufacture these creations in order to preserve their longstanding traditions.

What will you find in this series?

The pocket watch segment of the series features many different designs, from animal portraits to depictions of ancient life. The wristwatch collection, instead, includes more floral motifs as well as landscape artwork. Each one of these timepieces are unique in the very sense of the word: here are no two same pieces in existence.

Are you ready to dive into the world of Patek Philippe’s Rare Handcrafts?

One last thing (okay, let us be mainstream for a second): have you heard the latest news from Patek? Click here to find out!

-Translated by Patrick R.


Patrick R.
Translator & Author
Est. 1999 Latecomer into the world of watches at the age of 17. Almost cried when I got my first mechanical watch. Obsessed with 1950s and 60s aesthetics, style and fashion. Studying Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough where I’m also playing rugby! I play nearly every sport under the Sun, but funnily enough, I’ve never owned a sports watch.

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