Exclusive Interview with Thierry Stern, Worldwide President, Patek Philippe

 |  May 21st, 2013

Thierry Stern, fourth generation to lead the Patek Philippe watch brand, is at once genuine in his passion for watches and sincere in his oath to continually strive to be the best. In an exclusive interview in Beverly Hills a few days ago with this global president of what is the benchmark gold standard in Swiss watch brands, Thierry Stern admitted that the brand is not perfect – but insists this is the reason they continue to innovate. “We are not perfect; we make mechanical watches. Sometimes a tiny little something can go wrong,” says Thierry Stern, who is quick to note that the rate of  returns for service for the brand are in the couple of percentile vs. the…

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Patek Philippe Unveils Minute Repeaters in Newly Built Acoustical Cylinder

 |  May 20th, 2013

Just a few days ago in Los Angeles, Patek Philippe brought together more than 150 top watch retailers and watch collectors at one of the nation’s most luxurious private mansions to showcase an exhibit of chronographs and minute repeaters. In a stand-alone exhibit space in the gardens of the mansion, Patek Philippe displayed not only dozens of current chronographs, but also historical museum pocket watches and wristwatches that were brought in especially for the event, and that rarely travel outside of Geneva. Additionally, watchmakers were on hand to enable collectors (and a very few select journalists) to interact with the timepieces. Even more exciting, however, was the cylindrically shaped, acoustically inspired building that was created expressly for the display of…

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Patek Philippe New York – Just Like Being in Geneva

 |  February 22nd, 2013

Earlier this week, Patek Philippe celebrated the official opening of its new offices and watch service department in New York City. High above Rockefeller Center, with a superb view of the famed skating rink, Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe worldwide, and Larry Pettinelli, US President, cut the proverbial ribbon – opening the  doors to stunning work space and an amazing watch service department that emulates the Geneva workshops – right down to the tooling. “Growth is necessary to give clients the complete service they expect from our brand,” says Thierry Stern, noting that the brand had outgrown its previous NYC space that had been home for 22 years. “Quality is the hallmark of Patek Philippe and won’t give up on…

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