Patek Philippe and Beyer have harboured the desire to jointly operate a boutique in Zurich for many years. Already two generations earlier, Henry Stern and Theodor Beyer had nurtured this dream, which has finally come true. The Geneva-based manufacture was founded in 1839, and we have been selling these top-quality timepieces since around 1842. The collaboration between our two companies has been very intensive from the start. In 1880, Adelrich Beyer was an apprentice at Patek Philippe and also met his future wife there. In turn, the present-day president of Patek Philippe, Thierry Stern, spent time at Beyer to gain some practical experience.
What do Patek Philippe watches stand for?
Perfection. This standard has always been the hallmark of the Patek Philippe company philosophy. New collections are always produced in small series. This is a guarantee of the highest quality, which, along with their unique quality, is what makes Patek Philippe watches highly coveted by collectors. A number of innovations stem from the Patek Philippe watchmaking atelier and with their precision records they have made a significant contribution to the history of watch technology. With the majority of mechanical movements, Patek Philippe is the undisputed leader in traditional fine watchmaking.
Our employees are certified Patek Philippe experts
All sales staff at the Beyer Patek Philippe boutique have completed and passed a four-stage training process to become Patek Philippe brand representatives. They are extremely well-informed not only about the watch models, but also the company’s history and they have fully embraced its values.
Our watchmakers also undergo several weeks of intensive training at Patek Philippe in Geneva. They may also examine Patek Philippe watches and order replacement parts for them after completing this training.
Anniversary watch to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Patek Philippe boutique
Patek Philippe produced a limited edition of its popular Annual Calendar watch for our boutique to celebrate its fifth anniversary. The special edition of the Annual Calendar Ref. 5205 G-011 is limited to 25 timepieces. The watch stands out from its predecessors for its blue dial. This elegant watch is produced in white gold, and has an automatic movement and a moon phase display.
Anniversary watch to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beyer
For the 250th anniversary of Beyer, Patek Philippe made an exception and produced an anniversary watch with two names on it (as the forerunner to the Ref. 5170-001 series). The Ref. 5170-001 is based on the Patek Philippe chronographs from the 1940s.
The anniversary watch has special features, including a tachymeter and an extra solid gold back with an anniversary engraving. The exclusive wooden box also includes the history of the unique relationship between Patek Philippe and Beyer as well as a certificate attesting to the limited edition. Only 50 of these watches were produced. Unfortunately, they have all been sold already.
Generations of craftsmanship
Producing a complicated watch is the highest measure of the expertise of a designer and the craftsmanship of a watchmaker. At Patek Philippe, we have mastered every horological complication and have already produced the most complicated wristwatch in the world twice this century. Every watch contains the skill and the experience of generations of masters, making them objects of timeless value.
Putting watchmaking genius to the test
In watchmaking, “complication” refers to the individual mechanical watch functions that go beyond merely displaying the time and date. Patek Philippe has a tradition of complications that are useful in everyday life – such as the perpetual calendar, displaying two time zones and universal time. When it comes to know-how and experience in the ultimate discipline of the art of watchmaking, at Patek Philippe we have unparalleled expertise.
With its clean lines, the Calatrava is considered to be the quintessential round wristwatch and one of the most beautiful examples of the Patek Philippe style. This icon of simple elegance inspired each new generation of watch enthusiasts with its timeless and restrained perfection.
In the art deco spirit
The Gondolo collection includes models with square, tonneau and cushion-shaped cases and thus comprises the majority of Patek Philippe’s “form watches” – the technical term for all watches that are not round. Their distinctive contours, timeless style and geometric simplicity represent a contemporary reinterpretation of art deco, an era that coincided with the heyday of watchmaking. With the introduction of the Gondolo, Patek Philippe reinterpreted – with a subtly updated style – its own historic timepieces, which form a part of the company’s legacy and can now be seen in the Patek Philippe Museum.
A case whose elliptical shape is somewhere between a circle and a square. A dial in deep blue gold with gold hands and hour markers that seem to float. When Patek Philippe introduced the Ellipse d’Or in 1968, it was a bold move away from traditional watch shapes. But beyond fleeting fashion trends this innovative watch had a visible and highly appealing inner harmony. Its design was inspired by the golden ratio principle, which was discovered by ancient Greek mathematicians. This “divine” proportion, expressed as a ratio of 1:1.6181, forms the basis for some of the greatest works of art and architecture in history.
With the rounded octagonal shape of its bezel, the ingenious porthole construction of its case, and its horizontally embossed dial, the Nautilus has epitomised the elegant sports watch since 1976. Forty years later, it comprises a splendid collection of models for men and women. In steel, rose gold, white gold or two-tone combinations they accompany the most active lifestyles with incomparable class.
Modern, sporty and chic
When launched in 1997, the Aquanaut created a sensation. It was young, modern and unexpected. Its case was a rounded octagon, inspired by that of the Nautilus. And it sported a Tropical strap, made of a new composite material ultra-resistant to wear, salt water and UV radiation.
Timeless and elegant ladies’ quartz and automatic watches
Created in 1999, the Twenty4 epitomises timeless feminine elegance. Dedicated to the young, active and modern woman, this prestigious ladies’ watch was designed to be a stylish accessory for every event. Available in diamond-studded rose gold or stainless-steel versions, it is the perfect complement to fashionable business or casual wear as well as elegant evening wear. With the launch of the Twenty4 Automatic in 2018, there are now brand new models to round out the existing selection. These mechanical ladies’ watches are the first model in the Twenty4 collection with a round case and the calibre 324 S C automatic movement with date aperture and sweep seconds.
At Beyer, we always take the time to speak with our guests personally and in detail about their wishes.
If you arrange an appointment in advance, we will be able to prepare ourselves to address your explicit needs. Of course, you can also stop by whenever you wish without registering in advance.
8001 Zurich, Switzerland
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