Patek Philippe Ladies Old Vintage Watches
Although ladies old vintage watches may seem not as popular as old watches for men, they are actually an essential part of many luxury watch collections. After all, women were the first to wear timepieces on their wrists. Let’s just remember the Queen of Naples who presumably commissioned the bracelet watch from Breguet in 1810, long before wristwatches became acceptable for men. Unfortunately, the only proof for this is the original Abraham-Louis Breguet’s book with special orders placed by his customers. However, in 1868, another ladies watch designed to be worn on the wrist was created by Patek Philippe. This amazing key-wound yellow gold watch adorned with diamonds was bought by the avant-garde Hungarian Comtesse Koscowicz in 1873, which marked the start of a new era in Haute Horlogerie. For today, this iconic timepiece is stored in the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva.
Stylish watches for women with leather straps began to gain popularity in the 1880s, mainly due to English ladies who wore such models on fox hunting days. Several years later, there was already a whole range of feminine wristwatches with silver, gold, and platinum bracelets produced not only by Patek Philippe but also by many other famous watchmaking and jewelry manufacturers, including Rolex, Omega, Tiffany & Co., and Cartier. With small diamond-set cases, clear dials, and elegant bands, they looked more like beautiful bracelets than high-quality timepieces. However, their movements were no less sophisticated than those used for the production of good watches for men. Such glamorous models decorated with gemstones reached the peak of popularity in the inter-war years when art deco was all the rage. No wonder that for today, Patek Philippe ladies old vintage watches are highly sought-after by luxury watch collectors from all over the world.
Here are the most iconic periods for Patek Philippe ladies old vintage watches:
- 1911 – From great women’s watches with leather straps to art deco jewelry pieces, Patek Phillip started a new era in the luxury watch design.
- 1916 – Patek Philippe created the first ladies minute repeater wristwatch that was sold to D.O.Wickham in New York.
- 1920s-1930s – Patek Philippe watches for women were presented by smaller eye-catching models with, however, more precise movements that turned them into truly functional timepieces.
- 1940s-1960s – Most Patek Philippe ladies luxury watches looked like real jewelry pieces due to the very decorative and stylized design of their cases and bracelets. Despite this, they were still great women’s watches with accurate mechanical movements.
As you can see, Patek Philippe ladies old vintage watches are, in fact, unique Haute Horlogerie masterpieces combining exclusive design with precision engineering, which definitely makes them worthy of any luxury watch collection. In this way, if you have one for sale, feel free to contact King Watch Buyers, as we are always ready to buy rare old vintage watches from such prominent brands as Patek Philippe. The best price is guaranteed!