Patek Philippe, one of the most revered names in the realm of watchmaking, has been producing timepieces without disruption for a little under two centuries now. Patek, Czapek & Cie. was established by founders Antoine Norbert de Patek and François Czapek in 1839, but the two partners later separated in 1844, and Patek joined with the French watchmaker Jean Adrien Philippe in 1845. The company was eventually renamed Patek Philippe & Co. In 1932, the company was acquired by the Stern family, and the maison is presently helmed by the father-and-son duo of Philippe Stern (Honorary President) and Thierry Stern (President). Over the course of its existence, Patek Philippe has played a significant role in progressing the art and technical craft of watchmaking, and it continues to do so without compromise and by possessing a peerless drive for the exceptional.