No other name in watchmaking garners as much reverence as that of Patek Philippe’s. Founded in 1839, the brand stands today as one of the last remaining, Geneva based, family-owned watch-manufactures. With tradition and innovation impeccably balanced, Patek’s watchmaking has — if any at all — few peers. It was a result that in 2009 that the brand did away with ascribing to the respected Geneva Seal certification in favor of its own seal of certification: The Patek Philippe Seal. This is because, on an industrial level, the quality that is represented by a Patek Philippe watch is difficult to put on par with that of any other brand’s and considered for a fair comparison. It is in the nature of the brand that it always pursues standards above and beyond what is considered acceptable in the industry at large. And what is, of course, most amazing is that these standards aren’t only reserved for the brand’s highest complications. These high standards are as well administered to the most fundamental watches in cornerstone collections such as the Calatrava and Nautilus.