Luxury Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe has launched a new book titled Patek Philippe –The Authorized Biography. Written by renowned author Nicholas Foulkes, the 500-page horological visual treat traces the company's evolution from 1839 to the modern day. Take an inside look at how Antoine Norbert de Patek turned from a military officer into one of the most iconic names in watchmaking, after a meeting with master watchmaker Jean Adrien Philippe. Also revealed in the book is the special timepiece that was bought by Queen Victoria for Prince Albert.

"I am very pleased to see the history of my family's company come to life in this excellent volume," said Philippe Stern, Honorary President of Patek Philippe. "This is the first time that the Patek Philippe archive has been accessed and brought to life in a factual and definitive work. Nicholas Foulkes has perfectly recreated the atmosphere and details of our 175-year journey."

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Patek Philippe – The Authorized Biography

Patek Philippe – The Authorized Biography

Patek Philippe – The Authorized Biography

Patek Philippe – The Authorized Biography

Patek Philippe – The Authorized Biography

Patek Philippe – The Authorized Biography is priced at Dhs820 and is now available at patek.com. Also, don't miss the new fashion read about Olympia Le-Tan, The Story of O.L.T.