Each year Patek Philippe creates an exceptional collection of rare handcrafted timepieces presented in a limited edition book, watch the Rare Handcrafts book video animation
As the guardian of ancestral Genevan traditions, Patek Philippe is dedicated to the preservation of artisanal skills that have been directly associated with horology for more than four centuries.
The future of these handcrafts can only be safeguarded if they are continuously cultivated across generations.
This commitment has perpetuated many exceptional creations – pocket watches, wristwatches, or table clocks, often one-of-a-kind –, keeping alive precious techniques that would otherwise become extinct.
They were crafted with the help of a handful of artisans who still master and nurture the skills of their guild with virtuosity.