In the world of watches, few brands are as revered as Patek Philippe. Often cited as the very pinnacle of fine Swiss watchmaking, owning a Patek watch is the dream of many watch enthusiasts. And if you’re looking to buy a pre-owned Patek Philippe, then you’ve come to the right place! Here are some of the best men’s Patek Philippe watches we have in stock right now.
Patek Philippe Calatrava 5296G
Introduced in 1932, the Calatrava is one of Patek Philippe’s oldest collections still in production today. The Calatrava dress watch has, of course, evolved over its more than eight-decade history, yet it always maintains its elegant design and slim profile.
One of our favorite examples is the Patek Philippe Calatrava 5296G, with a 38mm white gold–which is on the larger side for a Calatrava–and a black leather strap. But the true beauty of this watch is in the vintage-inspired sector style dial with silver and grey concentric circles punctuated with blue hands. Powering the watch is Patek’s in-house Caliber 324 S C automatic movement.
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 3970EP
Patek Philippe is well known for its mastery of complex watch movements and the perpetual calendar chronograph is one of the brand’s signature complications. The Perpetual Chronograph 3970 series began in 1986 and Patek continued to make this model well into the mid-2000s. It was produced in white, yellow, and rose gold, as well as platinum like this Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 3970EP.
The 36mm platinum case houses the familiar PC chronograph dial layout with the day-month calendar under 12, two chronograph registers at 3 and 9, and a moonphase display at 6. There’s also a 12-hour indication inside the left register and a leap year indication inside the right register. This particular reference is the third iteration in the long-running model and includes the letter “E” for “Etanche” meaning “waterproof.” A solid platinum caseback protects the manual-wind Caliber CH 27-70 Q inside the watch.
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5035J
Yet another signature complication from Patek is the annual calendar –invented by Patek Philippe and introduced in the form of the ref. 5035 watch in 1996. As its name implies, an annual calendar watch only requires one adjustment per year–on March 1st–and will continue to indicate the correct time and date for the remainder of the year.
The yellow gold Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5035J sports a round 37mm case topped with a thick bezel. It is fitted with a sapphire caseback to display the automatic Caliber 315 S-QA working away to power the watch. Despite all the calendar indications, the dial is simple to read with a month display at 3 o’clock, a 24-hour indicator and a date window at 6, and a day display at 9. A revolutionary complication rendered in classic Patek Philippe style.
Patek Philippe World Time 5130P
Patek Philippe first began manufacturing worldtimer watches in the late 1930s as a way to read 24 different time zones on one watch. Modern Patek worldtimer watches are some of the most coveted models in the brand’s catalog.
The World Time ref. 5130 was launched in 2006 with a 39.5mm case, available in either yellow gold, rose gold, white gold or platinum. This particular Patek Philippe World Time 5130P is the platinum edition, furnished with a beautiful blue guilloché sunburst pattern at the center of the dial. The hands show the local time in the time zone represented by the city positioned at the very top of the dial at 12 o’clock. If the watch has to be adjusted whilst traveling, pushing the button protruding from the case at 10 o’clock advances all of the displays (the local time hand, 24-hour disk, and city disk), one hour at a time. The complex to build yet easy to use mechanics of the watch is all thanks to the self-winding Caliber 240HU.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726/1A
We can’t very well have a list of the best men’s Patek Philippe watches without including the famous Nautilus sports watch! Introduced in the 1970s and now one of the most (if not, the most) popular Patek models, the Nautilus is instantly recognizable thanks to its distinctive port-hold shaped case, grooved dial, and integrated bracelet.
While the Nautilus comes in several different styles, complications, and metals, we especially love the stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726/1A with an annual calendar and moonphase display. The gray dial is home to a day-month window under 12, a moonphase display at 6 surrounded by a 24-hour indication and a date window below it. Flip the watch around and you’ll see the automatic Caliber 324 S QA LU 24H/303 through the sapphire caseback.
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