We visit Michael Spiers in Truro to discover what makes a Patek Philippe so much more than just a watch.
With over 175 years at the forefront of haute horologerie, Patek Philippe has spent the best part of two centuries quietly sustaining a remarkably simple vision: to build unique, beautiful watches that last not just a lifetime, but from generation to generation. Patek Philippe is Geneva’s last family owned independent watch manufacturer, allowing the creative freedom to produce what connoisseurs argue to be the finest timepieces in the world.
Visiting the jewellers, Michael Spiers in Truro, which stocks a range of beautiful Patek Philippe timepieces, you notice that strong parallels can be drawn between the two companies – both are family owned with a deep heritage, a great eye for detail and shared key values. Seeing a Patek Philippe watch in the flesh, you get a real feel for the quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail that is invested in each piece. These are not just watches, but things of real beauty; timeless pieces of jewellery that exude elegance, while remaining effortlessly understated.
We’ve selected two watches in particular that underscore Patek Philippe’s quality and style, starting with the ladies’ Calatrava ‘Timeless White’ (Ref 7122), available in 18-carat white gold or rose gold. This modern, all-white diamond-set mechanical ladies’ timepiece showcases a highly innovative design which even decades from now will retain its feminine grace when it is one day handed down to a granddaughter.
The Annual Calendar Chronograph (Ref 5960/1A) for men, meanwhile, is sophistication personified. With its grace and technical panache, it’s destined to become a bestseller that derives fresh charisma from the noblesse and cool lustre of stainless steel.
If you are looking for a timepiece that speaks volumes in gentle tones, then we recommend a visit to Michael Spiers now to see the range of Patek Philippe timepieces for yourself. Life is there to be treasured, so make every second count.