The Patek Philippe Boutique located in the Tiffany & Co. flagship New York store is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2013 with the introduction of a Patek 5936G Annual Calendar created especially for the boutique’s anniversary. The wristwatch was jointly developed by Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. This special 5936G is limited to just 100 pieces; it is double-signed Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. and will be sold in a limited edition exclusively through Tiffany’s Patek Philippe Boutique and other authorized Tiffany & Co. locations nationwide.
This exclusive Patek is cased in 18K white gold and features day, date, and month in the apertures, along with display of moon phases and 24-hour indication on the black dial. The sapphire-crystal case back reveals the caliber 324 S QA LU 24H and features an exclusive engraving “Patek Philippe – A Shared Vision – 2008-2013 – Tiffany & Co”. Again, limited to just 100 pieces.
A Patek Ladies Gondolo (Ref. 4987G) will also be introduced.
A Short History of Collaboration Between Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co.
Opened in 2008, the 280 square meter boutique was Patek Philippe’s first boutique in the U.S. Located on the mezzanine of Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue flagship store, the New York boutique showcases current collections, as well as timepieces on loan from the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva that embody the tradition and innovation for which the famous watchmaker is renowned.
These rare timepieces chronicle the art of horology and highlight the shared history of Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. The partnership began in 1851 with a handshake agreement between the companies’ founders that was based on trust, integrity and dedication to craft. Their shared values fostered a relationship that continues to promote the highest standards of excellence.
Back in 2001, Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. celebrated the 150th Anniversary of their partnership with the introduction of the “T 150” limited edition timepiece, a truly rare and valuable timepiece for watch collectors featuring a complicated movement with annual calendar, moon phases and an exquisite engraving on the caseback. In 2008, Patek Philippe organized a rare two-city exhibition titled “The Values of a Family Watch Company” to showcase the most complete set of Patek Philippe timepieces ever shown outside of Switzerland. Hosted at Tiffany & Co. in New York City then in Beverly Hills, the exhibition illustrated the intrinsic values and philosophy of the Patek Philippe brand, including tradition, heritage, innovation and the quest for unrivaled excellence in watchmaking.