Patek Philippe 2508
Patek Philippe reference 2508 waterproof watch in 18 carat yellow gold. Original dial with gold buckle and PP band. Impressive 35 mm diameter. PP archive papers included on this dynamic 1950's Patek Philippe 2508
The company, which was first called Patek Philippe & Co, was founded in 1851 by a Polish watchmaker by the name of Antoni Patek and fellow watchmaker Adrien Philippe of France. The first watch to be created however was in 1837. Philippe is best known as the inventor of a winding mechanism that does not require a key. In 1932, two men by the names of Charles and Jean Stern bought the company and called it Patek Philippe, S.A. Since then, the company has persisted as a family-owned entity. In 2009, company control was transferred to the fourth generation when Philippe Stern turned the company over to his son, Thierry Stern. Currently, it is the oldest watch company that is family-owned.